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Calipari on Herro’s cold night and the Cats’ shooting woes

© Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

© Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

After leading the team in scoring in the Bahamas and again in the Blue-White scrimmage, Tyler Herro had his first cold night of his young Kentucky career in the Cats’ first exhibition game Friday night. The fan favorite scored only four points and missed all four of his three-point tries, but Coach Cal sees it as an opportunity to learn.

“It’s a lesson,” Cal said of Herro’s offensive struggles against Transy. Cal told him it’s not high school anymore and at this level you have to know right away if you have a shot or not.

He went 1-for-8,” Cal said. “Now, understand, why did I go 1-for-8? You know, what it was? Some of them, I wasn’t ready, or they were too tight for me because I wasn’t ready to shoot it. I thought he had two that he should have let go they then bounced and made it a tougher shot. But this is all new.”

It wasn’t just Herro who couldn’t hit shots. The entire team combined to shoot 1-for-13 from beyond the arc in the game. This isn’t a team that needs to hit a lot of three-pointers, Cal said, but making them will really extend the lead on their opponents.

“This might be my best shooting team in a while,” Cal added. “One of the things I’ve told them, though; the good news is we don’t rely on three-point shooting. There are teams that do. We don’t. So we could go 1-for-13 and still score a lot of points because of how we play. But that is the one thing that gives us a gap.”

Article written by Drew Franklin

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5 Comments for Calipari on Herro’s cold night and the Cats’ shooting woes

  1. BigolBlue
    11:46 pm October 26, 2018 Permalink

    The 3 ball is gonna be a trend this season unfortunately.

  2. Larkin123
    1:10 am October 27, 2018 Permalink

    Its the same as the first game in the Bahamas… Its all what happens before the shot… We should be able to make that one of the worst shooting nights of the season because it would be hard to duplicate that poor rhythm, spacing, and offensive fundamentals. This team has great potential behind the arc.