Thread: UK-UGA Review
02-20-2008, 09:35 AM #1Status
We missed the start of the game. Crawford, obviously, went off. Maybe having the lights come on for real cooled him a bit, because he only made one more three the rest of the game. But the real shooting story: The rest of the team went 0'fer from outside. Every team is going to have a poor shooting night every now and then. We hear the term live by the three and die by the three. That phrase does not apply to UK at all. Even though they shot poorly from the outside, they still did enough of the other things to make up for it. I do not give credit to UGA for the lower shooting %. UK got the shots they wanted. They just missed more than usual. I have been extremely pleased with the shot selection all year. About the only thing they didn't do well was shoot. They rebounded, defended and took care of the ball. There have been several nights where they shot well, but did poorly in those areas and lost. Bradley and Harris are my co-players of the game. In the past, Bradley would have gone away from the game plan if he struggled. Not last night. He found a way to help the team and that is what good players do. Harris was a defending, rebounding and passing machine. Gains got 10, but he only got 1 basket while Harris was in the game. THAT is impressive.
I've noticed that UK is ruining some different sets now. I think that was sorely needed after the Vandy game.. This is a game that IF UK adds decent shooting to everything else it did, UK routs UGA. BUT they did not. I don't think this team knows how to rout anyone. I don't think its possible. But what they do know how to do is much more impressive. They know how to close out games. If UK is up by five with 3 minutes left, UK takes the game. I really like how this team performs..