In a game that many had described as a must win Kentucky showed enough grit to get a 3 point win over rival Florida. Jodie Meeks had a team high 23 points including the game winning three pointer with just five seconds remaining in the game. Nick Calathes who had a game and career high 37 points was fouled on a three point attempt with just 0.6 seconds remaining, but all missed all three free throws to help secure the Kentucky win.
Kevin Galloway made his case for being the starting Point Guard as he had 6 points, 9 assists, 8 rebounds, and only 4 turnovers. He came and completely took over the game and was really a catalyst to the win last night. It will be very interesting to see if he can come back on Saturday and turn in another good performance.
Michael Porter, Perry Stevenson, and Josh Harrellson all had great games and in my opinion these 3 plus Galloway and the two freshmen continually playing well will be the key to the rest of the season. We all saw the last three games that it will be very hard to win with just Patterson and Meeks scoring. If you can get 30-35 points a game and solid defense combined from these players than this can be a team that will be very dangerous come March.
Rupp was rocking last night unlike it had in a long time and hats off to the 24,000 plus that were there last night. This was game that the Cats could not afford to lose and the fans did their part in cheering on the team and making deafening noise when Florida had the basketball and most importantly when Nick Calathes was attempting to tie the game. So again hats off to the crowd as they came out rocking when they could have been down and ready to moan and groan at any mistake after a three game losing streak, but they were the complete opposite which had to have had a huge effect on the Cats last night.
Patrick Patterson who went down last night with a sprained is listed as day to day. I would not in the least bit be surprised to see him play little to not at all on the road Saturday against Arkansas.
Thats it for now. Have a good night and I know I will as it appears that Duke will lose which always makes for a good night