Entry: KENTUCKY VERSUS EA SPORTS~ WRAP-UP Thursday, November 13, 2003



Final Score
UK 94     EA SPORTS 61

FINAL UK STATS (CUZ NO ONE CARES ABOUT EA SPORTS, RITE?)
 Name  mi  fg-a  3-pt  ft-a  rb  a  pf tp 
 Daniels  25  9-18  1-1  2-2  13  1  0  21
 Hayes  22  5-8  0-0  0-0  4  5  2  10
 Azubuike  32  10-18  0-3  1-1  6  1  1  21
 Hawkins  26  2-5  0-2  0-0  2  7  2  4
 Fitch  30  8-18  3-9  3-4  5  2  1  22
 Stockton  12  2-7  2-5  0-0  0  1  0  6
 Carrier  8  1-1  1-1  0-0  1  1  3  3
 Obruzt  10  0-1 0-0  0-0  2  2  1  0
 Perry  8  2-2 1-1  0-0  3  0  0  5
 Alleyne  18  1-3 0-0  0-0  7  1  1  2
 Thomas  5  0-1  0-0  0-0  1  1  0  0
 Moss  4  0-1  0-1  0-0  0  1  0  0
 Team          2      
 TOTALS  200  40-83  8-23  6-7  46  23  11  94

KRISTEN'S FINAL THOUGHTS

...on Azubuike
I'm more impressed with this kid every time he plays. He tried for 3 early 3's at the beginning of the game, &, after missing each of them, seemed to realize that this wasn't his night for 3's & started driving to the basket, making cuts & being on the receiving end of many an alley-oop. His defense is also steadily improving. This guy is awesome.
...on Alleyne
Well... he's a project all right. He can rebound (how can you not with that wingspan of his?), but his quickness, on defense & just in general, needs to improve. Also, Alleyne, in case you're reading this, YOU'RE A BIG MAN!! ACT LIKE IT & go strong to the basket!!!
Second half cats?
If you were there/stayed up to watch the tape delay, you'll realize that the one-point difference at half time was a odd contrast to the 33 point victory. That musta been some half-time speech by Tubby.
Continuing the Tradition...
Last year, Kentucky beat their second exhibition team game with a three pointer by Keith Bogans at the buzzer. This year, Kentucky beat their second exhibition team game with a (not really needed, but highly appreciated) three pointer at the buzzer by Stockton (set up by Carrier)
...on Carrier
I thought he did pretty well, actually. Not horrible at all.
...on Coté
He didn't play. Sucks for him.
...on our 3's
Took long enough to get into the habit. We had one (ONE!) the entire first half & most of the second. Fitch's shot in particular was inconsistent~ he made one of his early three's, didnt make another till second half, &, moments after swishing it, airballed another. Let's work on that, shall we?
...on Rupp Arena
Pretty damn intimidating. On UK's 20 point run, everyone in Rupp was on their feet yelling at the top of their lungs. The crowd responds to players signaling us to get riled up, & if I were on the other team, I'd be so freakin nervous.
...on Hawkins
His defense is still the best by far. He's tenacious & gets us tons of steals. Yay for him!
...on EA SPORTS'S Rickey Price
He went to Duke. When the announcer said that, Rupp Arena immediately burst into loud BOOOOOOS. Is that not the best thing ever??

RANDOM STATS
Field Goal Shooting: EA SPORTS 41.4 UK 48.2
Free-throw Shooting: EA SPORTS 62.5 UK 85.7
Technicals: EA SPORTS 0 UK 0
Turnovers: EA SPORTS 19 (Shirley 6, Grays 3, Faux 3, Buckley 3, Price 2, Jones 1, Houser 1) UK 8 (Alleyne 2, Daniels 1, Hayes 1, Azubuike 1, Fitch 1, Stockton 1, Obrzut)
Blocked Shots: EA SPORTS 6 (Shirley 3, Price 1, Jones 1, Houser 1) UK 4 (Alleyne 2, Hayes 1, Azubuike 1)
Officials: Doug Shows, Joe Lindsay, Rick Crawford
Attendance: 16,653

BEST PLAYS
~Hawkins gets the ball at the defensive end, looks up the court & sees Hayes wide open for an alley-oop... DUNK!
~Chuck Hayes getting at least 3 steals that led to dunks, which everyone loves.
~Cliff Hawkins misses a 3, Fitch comes out of nowhere & gets a putback. What's he doing in the paint? Who cares, he's doing it great.
~Azubuike's block~ it was great. DE-NIED!
~Alleyne's block. Man, he just SLAMMED that thing down to the ground.

Next game, the season opener, is Winthrop at Kentucky, Friday, November 21st, 8 pm. On WKYT-27 (11:30 tape delay), go Cats!

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