Kentucky started slow tonight, excruciatingly slow.
The Cats played most of the first half from behind. Bam Adebayo and Malik Monk simply couldn’t will the ball into the basket. The freshmen combined to shoot 0-11, until the last play of the half.
Isaiah Briscoe provided the spark Kentucky desperately needed. He has 17 points, most coming at the rim, and an assist that got the Rupp Arena crowd on their feet to cap off a 13-2 run.
When the shots aren’t falling, dunking the ball is a sound alternative.