Georgia’s best player, Yante Maten, injured his knee in the game’s first two minutes and did not return. Yet Kentucky had to make plays down the stretch to outlast host Georgia 82-77. Sure, UK deserves credit for the win. But there were tons of trubbling signs.
Kentucky did not dominate, even after Georgia lost its leading scorer Yante Maten to a knee injury less than two minutes into the game. UK overcame a career-high 36 points from Georgia’s J.J. Frazier and its own poor shooting.
The time for team development and personal improvement is nearing an end, Kentucky Coach John Calipari said. It’s time for the Cats to show what they’ve learned and ready themselves for NCAA Tournament play.
A video of an Ohio state marching band member who playfully bet his friends he could kick a 55-yard field goal and succeeded has caught the attention of the Buckeyes assistant director of player personnel, who offered him a walk-on tryout.
Bryce Alford scored 26 points, including 10 straight in the second half, and No. 6 UCLA defeated Southern California 102-70 on Saturday, snapping a four-game skid against its crosstown rival while improving to 5-0 in February.