Buffalo looking for another upset with Kentucky up next
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 17, 2018,
Mar 17, 2018, 13:35
Two of the CBS Sports experts who made picks had 12th-seeded Davidson pulling the upset over Kentucky in the first round, and three had Loyola making it to the Sweet 16. They're easily the best two on the floor for the Wildcats and Kentucky will have to find an answer. Kentucky plays and I give you my 5 "Rushed Reactions" afterward.
"I've done this in this tournament, I don't know, maybe 20 times, whatever it is, you can't look ahead because a lot of times you look ahead and the team you're anxious about doesn't even advance". United Kingdom ranks 117th in Division I in 3-point field goal percentage, shooting a cool 36.1 percent from downtown.
0 - Three-pointers for United Kingdom, ending a streak of 1,047 consecutive games with at least one trey. Thomas' silky smooth shot could help Creighton overcome the Cavaliers' pack line defense, and his talents on the other end have led to back to back Big East defensive player of the year awards.
"I didn't know that at all", Knox said. "The maturity of this group and just knowing that we want to get to the second weekend". They didn't fall tonight. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander shook off what had been a hard night on the offensive end of the floor to score seven consecutive points when United Kingdom needed them most. We know it's going to be a tough game. They've also only attempted 519 total on the year, which ranks them 332nd (!) in the nation, 785 attempts behind Savannah State, who ranks first with 1,304 three-point attempts. Coach John Calipari's game plan was definitely clear though; attack the basket. They learned to play with Jarred Vanderbilt and then how to get by without him all in a span of more than a month. "We contested their shots well". The Cats took only three, and missed them. After P.J. Washington hit a floater along the baseline, Davidson hit two of its first three, 3 pointers and led 8-6.
In the first half, the Cats showed they were up to the challenge of dealing with Davidson's patient attack that relied on discipline, perseverance and execution.
The No. 5 seed struggled to pull away from its red-hot opponent, but it closed out the win Thursday in Boise, Idaho, behind 25 points from Kevin Knox. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander flirted with a triple double, adding 19 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists to go along with five steals.
"I've seen Buffalo play a little bit". "I got a pretty good team, but I am telling the truth".
Just like the SEC Tournament, Killeya-Jones started the second half and produced. "And having them score points in the paint as much as they did".
"We endured a lot from the beginning", Arizona point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright said. Davidson matched its three three-pointers of the first half inside the first four minutes.