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Kentucky Wildcats defeat the Old Dominion Monarchs in a Sloppy Performance

A tired and often discombobulated Kentucky Wildcat team defeated a scrappy Old Dominion team 62 to 52 in the finals of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic tournament. Kentucky struggled against Old Dominion's 3-2 zone defense but Kentucky's tough man defense propelled the Cat's to victory.

Kentucky shot a poor 30.8% from the three-point line and shot a decent 45.3% overall. Turnovers (20 total) haunted Kentucky for much of the game as Teague still has not found his comfort zone leading the Wildcat offense. Teague committed 6 turnovers and made 4 assists in a mistake prone performance. This was Teague's first real college experience against a tough 3-2 zone defense and it showed. Teague often drove too far into the lane and found himself isolated on the inside. So far in this young season Teague has committed 18 turnovers and made only 13 assists. One bright spot for Teague is he only committed 1 personal foul against a tough Old Dominion team.

Senior Darius Miller came off the bench to provide much needed experience, leadership and played the zone well in a 13 point 5 assist performance. Anthony Davis fouled out late in the game a scored 11 points and grabbed 9 rebounds while committing 3 turnovers. Davis often found himself out of position on the boards for much of the game getting blown out of the paint by his tough opponent Chris Cooper for the Monarchs but Kentucky won the final rebounding battle against the Monarchs 40 to 31.

(Crossposted on The Rural Democrat)

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