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The Difference in De’Aaron Fox
The Kentucky point guard had the best game ever by a freshman in the NCAA Tournament, finishing with 39 points. He put the team on his back from the get-go, knocking down his first six shots. Coach Cal attributes his success to increased physicality.
“What he’s learned to do is play physical, not take a hit and fly, and throw a ball. He’s learned to play through bumps. He’s learned to work. He’s understood the grind now. It took him a while,” Calipari said. “He goes to the rim, and I know if he gets hit, he can still make it. Well, early in the season, he wasn’t doing that. I am so proud of him.”
D, D, Defense
Kentucky pulled away from UCLA in the second half because of their offensive tempo and defensive intensity. They valued each offensive possession and forced UCLA to make difficult shots. For awhile, they went in. Bryce Alford was falling down and Holliday always had a hand in his face, but UCLA was still shooting around 70 percent for most of the half. The contested looks eventually quit falling and the Cats ran away with the game thanks to a 21-9 run.
Monk is Out of His Funk
Bringing his family into the building is just what Malik Monk needed. He had just 7 points in the first half, but doubled it within minutes of the second half. He scored 21 points, but more importantly, he knocked down four three-pointers, the most he’s hit in one game in the month of March.
He only had two points, but Adebayo was effective. Welsh and every other UCLA post that tried to guard him got in foul trouble, and when the double team arrived, Bam found an open teammate. Adebayo led the team with five assists.
It Just Means More
Just when you thought the night couldn’t get better, Florida made tomorrow’s Elite Eight in Madison Square Garden an SEC party.
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Coach Cal joked about the SEC’s three Elight Eight teams in his postgame presser. “No. There are not three SEC teams in the Elite 8. We’re supposed to be a bad league.”
The Cats get the 5:05 ET tip-off in Memphis against North Carolina on CBS. The Tar Heels handled Butler, blowing past the Bulldogs halfway through the first half to win by 12. North Carolina opened as 2.5-point favorites over the Cats.
You’ll hear from the team starting around 3:45 ET this afternoon.
Steve Alford Said He’s Gonna Stay at UCLA
“I’m absolutely, 100 percent not going to Indiana.”
DON’T MESS WITH JOURNALISTS ON DEADLINE!
SI for KIds reporter is cute and all, but not a fan of an off-topic question at 1 am when beat writers are trying to pull gamers together.
— David Caraviello (@dcaraviello) March 25, 2017
Booker Got Buckets
Devin Booker could be a junior at Kentucky. Instead, he’s scoring 70 points in the NBA. What makes his game even more incredible, is that he scored 51 of those points in the second half.
70 points is the most scored by any active player in the NBA. Not too shabby.
Tonight’s Elite Eight Schedule
- Xavier vs. Gonzaga at 6:09
- Oregon vs. Kansas at 8:49
Both games will air on TBS.