Sunday, 15 August 2010

Kentucky runs away in second half to crush Windsor 95-62

Before a packed St. Denis Center and an electric atmosphere, the host Lancers did a great job of competing in the first half, taking a three point lead with about 6 minutes remaining in the opening frame before Kentucky's depth, athleticism and freshman sensation Brandon Knight all took over as the 'Cats hammered Windsor 95-62.

Windsor got solid performances early from 6'8" Liam Phillip and 6'7" Andre Smyth to stay close, culminating in a 9-1 Lancer run that gave the home side their largest lead of the night at 33-30.  But an 11-0 KU run allowed the 'Cats to hit halftime with a 43-35 lead as Knight led all scorers with 15 points and added 5 boards. 

The Lancers hung around for the first five minutes of the second half and when Smyth made a nice low-to-high feed to Phillip for an easy lay-in, forcing John Calipari to call a timeout, the Lancers were within striking distance at 54-41 with about 4 minutes gone in the second half.  But Kentucky's ability to guard the ball and cut off most passing lanes made it almost impossible for Windsor to get anything going to the rim and numerous turnovers led to easy run outs, allowing KU to go on a 28-6 run to seal the deal.  Knight finished with 31 points for Kentucky to lead all scorers.

Note that all KU games in Canada are available for free on the Internet (excellent quality tonight)

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