From Kyle Tucker of the Louisville Courier-Journal: “So you know it’s bad. Kentucky has made just 56 of 177 shots (31.6 percent) over the last three games. But historically speaking, how bad is it? The worst. Since the NCAA adopted a 3-point line in 1986-87, the Cats have never had three worse shooting games in a row. This is just the fifth time in those 28 seasons that UK had three consecutive games shooting below 40 percent.
Coach John Calipari said last night his young team has gotten “rattled” by its recent struggles. Senior Jon Hood explained the shooting woes this way: “I think guys right now have a conscience and that’s something as a shooter, as a scorer, you can’t have. You have to constantly think, ‘Next, next,’ and keep going and keep moving on to the next shot, moving on to the next play, next free throw, whatever it is.”