Zion Williamson and fourth-ranked Duke were well on their way to a blowout victory when the high-flying freshman blocked a shot to start yet another Blue Devil fastbreak. It returns just two double-figure scorers, but freshman Quentin Grimes is projected to be a lottery pick and should be a huge influence, though nearly certainly a "one and done". Both of these guys are going to be vital scorers for the team, as they badly will need some offense replaced.
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The Wildcats' graduate transfer forward had the same look of shock and awe that nearly everyone in attendance Tuesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse wore on their faces in the aftermath of No. 4 Duke's 118-84 rout of No. 2 Kentucky in the highly anticipated season opener for both teams. "I'm really proud of my freshmen". He was efficient with his shooting too, going 13-for-26 from the field. By the second TV timeout, it was clear that these two teams were in totally different weight classes, and by the time the final buzzer sounded, John Calipari walked off the floor having been tagged with the worst loss of his career.
We knew that would be the case with Barrett.
Keldon Johnson scored 23 points to lead Kentucky and graduate transfer Reid Travis added 22 for the Wildcats.
The highly-anticipated game between two of the nation's most successful college programs was never close.
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Kentucky only got as close as 27 until the waning moments.
"They were just better than us". "I haven't lost faith in my guys". You have to move the ball in and out of the zone to get good looks against Cuse, which is especially hard to do when you're not playing against the 2-3 often throughout the season.
The weird scene of Kentucky fans overtaking a contest between KU and No. 10-ranked Michigan State seemed fitting of a peculiar debut for the new-look and top-ranked Jayhawks, who muscled their way to a 17-point lead with 11:53 to play, almost blew it thanks to a toxic mix of missed free throws and defensive lapses, but nevertheless escaped with a 92-87 victory. The methodical, often monotonous Pack Line stands in stark contrast to the type of free-flowing, up-tempo basketball Duke dominated with on Tuesday, which would make it challenging for Coach K's crew to overcome.
"This tournament, to me, is one of the great deals I've gotten a chance to play in all my years", Izzo said. Assists - Michigan St. 19 (Winston 11), Kansas 21 (D.Lawson 6).
The Kansas Jayhawks a year ago were a team easy to underestimate, or at least easy until one considers the tremendous influence of head coach Bill Self.