I’d like to tell you that Kentucky sprinted out of the gate and is crushing Southern Illinois, but that is not the case. In fact, it took the Cats almost 15 minutes to take the lead over the Salukis, their first lead of the season. Kentucky leads at half 31-28.
Once again, Kentucky looks completely out of sorts, turning the ball over 14 times and letting Southern Illinois practically score at will. Keldon Johnson and Immanuel Quickely have seven points apiece, while Nick Richards has six points and a whopping 12 rebounds so far. Still, the Cats look bad and if you hoped for an easy, comforting bounce-back performance, you probably had this reaction when you turned on the TV:
Box score if you dare…