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Dominique Hawkins saves Kentucky from another slow start

Photo by UK Athletics

Photo by UK Athletics

The good news: Kentucky won.

The bad news: They started slow yet again.

For the third straight game, Kentucky let its opponent jump out to an early lead. At the 12-minute mark, Texas A&M led 19-4, with the Cats’ only points coming from Derek Willis and Dominique Hawkins. As has been the trend lately, Hawkins infused the team with some much-needed energy, spurring them to a 28-9 run to close the half. Hawkins scored all eight of his points in the first half, to go along with 3 assists and a steal.

I thought tonight Dom came in there and kind of saved us in a sense,” Willis said of his fellow senior. 

“He was ridiculous,” Calipari said. “Both the energy he showed and defensive plays…He’s given this team such a lift.”

Yes, he has. Thank goodness for Dom.

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4 Comments for Dominique Hawkins saves Kentucky from another slow start



  1. Rixter
    2:42 pm March 4, 2017 Permalink

    “Hawkins infused the team with some much-needed injury”?

    What does that even mean?



  2. maximumscott
    8:12 pm March 4, 2017 Permalink

    Hawkins is to this team what Darius Miller was to the 2012 team. If you think about it this team is running a parallel to the 2012 team in terms of youth, experience and what each tier gives to the team. With Willis and Hawkins playing and contributing on a larger scale it makes us a better team. We now go 8 deep legitamely and dont really miss a beat with Willis, Dom or Mulder out there. Cal has down a great job at bringing those guys along with the freshmen. If we go deep in March it will be because of Willis and Dom. Both are playing exceptional basketball and their confidence is growing every game. Look how much more aggressive they bot are and they are playing smart ball as well.

    This team is coming together at the right time. The SEC tourny will be great to work out the kinks and get into a good flow for NCAA.



  3. Luether
    10:45 pm March 4, 2017 Permalink

    Exactly what you’re looking for in a 6th man…