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Kentucky struggles against the smaller Boston University Team, then Buries them 89 to 65

UK - 89
BU - 65

I rock chalk this up (Pun Intended) to a massive hangover. But what man to man giveth the zone taketh away. Kentucky clearly had issues with the BU zone.

Kentucky trailed the battle for the boards for most of the game. The tiny, in comparison, BU team out rebounded the Cats on the offensive boards. BU was also killing it from behind the arc for most of the game. One key advantage BU had throughout the game was the fact that the zone kept UK off the charity stripe for most of the night. UK also struggled from the three point line.

BU Guard Cedric Hankerson shot the lights out in Rupp tonight hitting 5 threes out of 9 attempts, he ended the night with 24 points, The zone and three, not to mention UK's lackluster defensive effort, forced Calipari to partially abandon the Platoon system. In his defense Alex Poythress did not play because of an illness.  Dominique Hawkins stepped into Poythress' starting position and played well but Poythress' presence on the court would have helped. You had to admire BU's moxy, they jawed and fought all night long leading to multiple technical fouls.

But Kentucky woke up around the 14 minute mark and started to bury BU foul depleted team. Devin Booker played the role of star for UK tonight with 15 points and 6 assists. Aaron Harrison killed it with 19 points and 4 assists. Even though UK abandoned the Platoon system in the 2nd half, it didn't matter, because UK's length, in the end, was too much for the Terriers. even with Willie Cauley Stein fouling out, it didn't matter, BU was clearly out matched.








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