Kentucky head coach John Calipari knew exactly what he was getting when he scheduled a game against Bellarmine. The UK head man knew he would face a smart, disciplined, tough-minded team led by a coach who has won 400 games in 17 seasons.
“Scotty (Davenport) has done a great job with that program,” said UK head coach John Calipari. “They’re well-coached, they’re great kids.”
That’s exactly what the Cats got, especially over the first 15 minutes of the game. Kentucky missed its first six shots and had three early turnovers, falling behind 6-0 in the early going. UK was three of its first 10 with seven turnovers through the game’s first nine minutes. The good news for the Cats was that the Knights only made four of their first 16 shots from the floor, keeping the score close early.
The Cats would go on to a 60-41 victory on Tuesday night behind 18 points from Antonio Reeves and 12 from Jacob Toppin.