Revenge has been served, but more importantly, it was a chance for Kentucky to bounce back after their loss to Michigan State. Tonight we got to see the versatility of this season’s team as the Cats made lob passes for dunks, three-point basketball and ran the ball well in transition.
The game started with better a shot selection by the Cats. By selecting better shots, Kentucky was much more successful scoring and started the game off with the early lead.
Late in the first half, Kentucky began to share the ball very well and started to throw down dunk after dunk against the Colonials. Dominique Hawkins had a couple of lob passes and several players had monster dunks such as James Young, Willie Cauley-Stein and Aaron Harrison. Speaking of Aaron Harrison, he made a shot from three-thirds of the court at the buzzer before halftime. However, the basket would be waved off, because the officials said that Harrison didn’t get the shot off in time.
In the second half, the Cats continued to show improvements. Julius Randle made spectacular play after spectacular play as usual and both Harrison Twins started to light-up the three-point line as both shot the ball effectively. Young continued to show how that he can affect this team with dunks and great shot selection. Even Hawkins played great as he made key steals, made a couple of blocks, lob passes and fought for put-back baskets. Lastly, Cauley-Stein continue to throw down some highlight reel quality dunks, score efficiently and made some monster blocks.
Final score, Kentucky – 87, Robert Morris – 49. Aaron Harrison lead scoring with 28 points, Randle lead rebounding with 15 rebounds and Aaron Harrison, Hawkins and Alex Poythress all tied for assists with three apiece.