UK Men's Basketball

UK fast break: A quick summary of UK's win

Kentucky Wildcats forward Terrence Jones (3) led a fast break in the first half of the University of Kentucky vs. University of Georgia basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 in Athens, Georgia.  At right is Kentucky Wildcats forward Anthony Davis (23). Photo by David Perry | Staff
Kentucky Wildcats forward Terrence Jones (3) led a fast break in the first half of the University of Kentucky vs. University of Georgia basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 in Athens, Georgia. At right is Kentucky Wildcats forward Anthony Davis (23). Photo by David Perry | Staff HERALD-LEADER

Talking points

Georgia was up 14-11 when UK went on a 10-0 run behind a couple of Darius Miller three-pointers. Georgia, surrounding Anthony Davis with its zone defense, battled back within one, 23-22, behind Nemanja Djurisic. Miller played like the guy who was MVP at the SEC tourney last year, scoring 13 in the first half, and UK took a 38-26 lead at the intermission. Georgia hit five of its last 20 shots in the half. Another Miller three-pointer stretched the lead to 46-30. Kentucky went cold from the field, but Georgia did not have enough to make a strong push.

Telling numbers

■ Darius Miller hit his first six shots, including four three-pointers.

■ UK's bench outscored Georgia's 25-1.

■ After making six of its first 10 shots, Georgia was 13-for-45 the rest of the way.

■ Anthony Davis took one shot in each half.

■ Marquis Teague, Doron Lamb, Terrence Jones and Davis did not score in the final 16:15 of the first half, yet UK led by 12.

Thumbs up

■ It was good to see Miller pleading for the ball. He might not be a lottery pick, but he is a calming, versatile and clutch player for UK.

■ Marquis Teague: 7 assists, 0 turnovers.

■ Kyle Wiltjer has some deficiencies, but he can help this team with his offense as his confidence continues to grow.

■ UK outrebounded Georgia 41-26.

Thumbs down

■ UK went 5:25 in the second half without scoring a point.

■ Terrence Jones must finish better to take his game and this team to another level.

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