For reasons no one can explain, Kentucky’s defense is pretty bad. All those quick, high-flying athletes; all those easy buckets they allow to inferior opponents. It’s mind-blowing.
The second half D has been especially bad for the Wildcats, proven once again Tuesday night when LSU dropped 58 points on Kentucky after halftime. The Tigers won the second half by nine points and shot 62.5 percent from the field in that period. (May I remind you: LSU is not good at basketball.)
It’s an ongoing problem, too. Kentucky has now given up an average of 54 second half points per game over the last four. Whatever the reason behind that, it needs to be fixed or the Cats aren’t beating anyone in March.
Fifty-eight points to LSU.