Fast Break: How Kentucky beat Georgia

March 15, 2014 

Talking points

Kentucky raced out of the gate. Andrew Harrison dished out assists, James Young hit a pair of three-pointers and Aaron Harrison had two highlight baskets at the rim. It was 12-2. Foul problems hit UK and the offense bogged down — going almost seven minutes without a field goal. It became a foul-fest with no flow and Georgia fought within 36-32 at the half. Georgia seemed to have momentum when it pulled within 41-39. Then Aaron Harrison sparked a 12-4 run with a pair of three-pointers.

Telling numbers

■ UK shot 56.3 percent on three-pointers, 51 percent from the field, and 50 percent from the foul line.

■ Young and Aaron Harrison combined to hit 13 of 18 shots.

■ Julius Randle had his 20th double-double, tying the UK freshman record of guys named Cousins and Davis.

■ Georgia's bench outscored Kentucky's 23-4.

■ Willie Cauley-Stein did not score.

■ Andrew Harrison had four assists in the first six minutes.

■ UK had five players with at least two fouls in the first half.

■ UK made its first three three-pointers and five of eight in the first half.

■ UK was 7-for-8 on field goals to start the game; then missed nine straight.

■ Georgia had one offensive rebound in the first half; UK six. Georgia had three in the game.

■ There were 24 fouls called in the first half. UK missed half its 14 foul shots that half.

■ Aaron Harrison had 16 of UK's 36 points at halftime.

Thumbs up

■ Big-time performance by shooting guard Aaron Harrison. He shot the lights out.

■ Big-time performance by point guard Andrew Harrison. He was a playmaker (nine assists).

■ It's easy to take UK's rebounding for granted. The Cats pounded Georgia 36-21 on the glass.

Thumbs down

■ UK let Georgia back in it when little ball movement created a stagnant offense.

■ At the foul line, UK was 9-for-18.

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