UK Men's Basketball

UK basketball notes: Cats willing to share

Kentucky guard Marquis Teague (25) rose above Georgia forward Nemanja Djurisic in the second half. Teague had seven assists and no turnovers in 33 minutes.
Kentucky guard Marquis Teague (25) rose above Georgia forward Nemanja Djurisic in the second half. Teague had seven assists and no turnovers in 33 minutes. HERALD-LEADER

After equaling a season-high 19 points at Georgia on Tuesday night, Darius Miller acknowledged that he felt a need to score.

Four of UK's five leading scorers shot a combined 6-for-22 and scored 18 points in the game.

"Yeah, I know there's times I have to step up," Miller said. "Other guys feel the same way. We all understand that. We're all happy with that."

Coach John Calipari noted that seven UK players had taken between 103 and 196 shots. He said that usually one or two players have many more shot attempts than their teammates.

"That means we have an unselfish team that will pass to each other," he said.

Teague turnover-free

Freshman point guard Marquis Teague did something Tuesday night he had not done in almost two months: Commit no turnovers.

Teague had seven assists and no turnovers in 33 minutes at Georgia. The only time this season he's not committed a turnover came against Portland on Nov. 26.

Mixed results

Terrence Jones made one of four free throws Tuesday. That made him 7-for-16 from the line in the last two games.

On the plus side, Jones blocked three shots. That gave him 13 rejections in the last four games.

Miller moving up

Darius Miller scored 19 points to move up two spots on UK's career list.

He increased his career total to 1,068 points. That moved Miller past Erik Daniels (1,053) and Jamaal Magloire (1,064) and into 51st place.

Miller needs two points to pass Dirk Minniefield (1,069) and six points to pass Rex Chapman (1,073).

Lamb's new look

Kentucky guard Doron Lamb sported a new closely cropped haircut Tuesday night.

Teammate Anthony Davis said he accompanied Lamb to the barber shop and tried to talk him out of cutting his locks.

"I said, 'Don't do it, Doron,'" Davis said.

And as the barber cut into Lamb's bushy hair, "I started screaming, Nooooo!" Davis said.

Lamb had said in the pre-season he would let his hair grow long. He said he didn't have time for a haircut.

So why did Lamb get a haircut?

"He said he was getting tired of it," Davis said.

Numbers

■ Georgia had not outscored a Southeastern Conference opponent in the paint until getting a 26-24 advantage on Kentucky.

■ Not that UK got overpowered. The Cats won the rebounding battle 41-26.

■ Georgia, which came into the game ranked No. 308 nationally in shooting accuracy, made only 34.5 percent of its shots. That marked a low for a UK opponent in league play.

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