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Kentucky mired in worst shooting slump in modern history

Since the NCAA adopted a 3-point line in 1986-87, Kentucky has never had three worse shooting games in a row.

James Young - photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com

James Young – photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com

From Kyle Tucker of the Louisville :  “So you know it's bad. 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 had three consecutive games shooting below 40 percent.

Coach 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.”

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On This Day In UK Basketball History

On February 21, 1970, No. 2 Kentucky defeated LSU, 121-105.  Dan Issel scored 51 points, Mike Pratt 27 and Tom Parker 18 as UK outgunned LSU star “Pistol Pete” Maravich’s 64-point performance before 9,000 fans in the John Parker Memorial Coliseum.  This was the ultimate shootout between all-time SEC greats Maravich and Issel.

 

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