Kentucky emerged from the locker room with a 14-point halftime lead over Lipscomb, fans cheering and pump-up video playing, looking well on its way to victory. Then promptly gave up two quick baskets. “I’m not trying to be disrespectful at all,” Lipscomb coach Scott Sanderson said, “but at the start of the second half Kentucky wasn’t ready to play.”
That wasn’t a one-game problem for Kentucky.
Through its first 10 games, UK has been outscored 64-81 in the interval between the start of the second half and the first media timeout – which comes at the first dead ball after the 16-minute mark of the half.