Washington made one of two free throws with less than a second left for the final margin. Apart from the Tigers being an average team and still getting slaughtered by the Jayhawks, the scariest part of the win is that it nearly felt as if Kansas was not even playing at full potential. I didn't realize how good (Vermont) was until I watched the tape. "I mean, they're who they always are".
On paper, Self has more than enough factual material to convince his players that they won't be able to just coast to another title.
UVM converted 10 of its first 11 shot attempts to begin the second half, but United Kingdom kept pace and held onto a two-figure lead until the midway point of the final frame. This is his turn to lead the Jayhawks to victory. Anthony Lamb scored 15, Drew Urquhart had 13 and Ernie Duncan added 10.
SEC STRONG: Vermont fell to 0-15 against Southeastern Conference teams. Washington led Kentucky with a career-high 16 points.
UMass sophomore guard Luwane Pipkins, who made a 3-pointer to tie the game at 58 with seven seconds left in regulation, made a 3 to tie the game at 67 with eight seconds left. Graham and senior guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk return as regular starters. Hamidou Diallo trailed with 16 points and Quade Green contributed 15 points. "We just had to buckle down and play defense (at the end)". For proof of this assertion, we only need to look at Calipari's previous slowest starting team, 2009-10. He's got a really good team.
Janai Raynor Powell led the Bulldogs (0-2) with 9 points. Self has started all four guys in each of KU's exhibition games, and the offense has been highly perimeter-oriented in its shot selection. I don't think Calipari's guys can run with him. I think there's a feeling of frustration that we're not quite there yet, but we're excited to get back to work. "I just felt like it was downhill from there". Those guys can be matchup problems but they're all young and trying to find their roles, how they play together and when to pick their spots. Leading by 17, BC closed the half with a 13-2 spree en route to its 47-19 halftime edge.
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"Our aspirations are to win these games", Becker said. "It was a great time". Sophomore guard Malik Newman, who sat out a year ago after transferring from Mississippi State, had 12 points and four rebounds versus Tennessee State.
Jason Ganley scored 17 points to lead the Division 3 Leopards (0-1). Vasa Pusica added 9 points with 4 assists and 4 steals.
UConn's Crystal Dangerfield drives on Stanford's Marta Sniezek during the first quarter Sunday.
The Catamounts had four players record double digits.
Each summer and early fall, we have all grown accustomed to Coach Calipari's familiar refrain that his team is so young, the road will be bumpy, but he really likes his team. "She's just so much more offensive minded and she creates a lot of stuff for herself and others". He averages 8.5 points per contest. A key question for Self, then, is whether he can match the offensive rebounding that was supplied by Jackson and (especially) Lucas with second chances now provided by Udoka Azubuike, Billy Preston and/or various other Jayhawks. The Jayhawks covered the 27-point spread in the win.
Freshman Milan Bolden-Morris had 16 points all in the fourth quarter for the Eagles (1-1).