Saturday, December 13, 2014
Cats Crush Carolina 84-70
For those who were worrying (my self included) about the team having a poor showing after getting the bad news about Alex can rest easy now. The Cats were just as dominate in this game as they were against Kansas or any other team that they have faced this year. The game was never in doubt as the Cats turned to their defense to set the tone for the rest of the game.
Defensively, Kentucky was Kentucky as usual, but it was on the offensive end were things looked better than it has all season long. Coming into the game, Kentucky was averaging a little more than 28% from three, but that didn't stop the Cats from heating up from the floor. For the game, Kentucky shot the three at a 47% clip going 7-15 from deep thanks to the hot hands of Devin Booker (3-3 from deep) and Aaron Harrison (3-7 from three) that pretty much sealed the deal for the Cats.
Carolina (particularly Marcus Paige who hit 4 threes in the second half) found their outside shot in the second half, but it was to little to late as by that time, Kentucky had built a lead as large as 18 which proved to be too much to overcome for the Tar Heels.
Kentucky moves to 11-0 on the season while sending Carolina home with a 6-2 record after today.