This season, it was expected that fouls would be a plenty with the new rules on hand checking and blocking. With two exhibition games under UK’s belt, the Wildcats and their opponents seemed immune to the outbreak in fouls. They were infected however in the first half of tonight’s regular season opener as 31 fouls were called (19 UNCA vs 12 UK).
The result of those 19 fouls, 31 free throws for UK of which they made a mere 17 for 54%. UNCA saw 11 trips to the line, cashing in on only 5 themselves.
Kentucky’s Young led the scoring with 9 on 2-6 shooting, followed by Lee (3-4 FG) and Randle (1-4 FG) both with 8pts a piece.
Alex Poythress has made his presence known off the bench with 8 rebounds and 6 points on (6-8) shooting