College Basketball Analysis: Kentucky vs. Radford

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Well, the Wildcats performed the way you would hope that the number two team in America would against Radford. The Highlanders (more like the lowlanders, right?) never had a chance in this one as they missed their first 12 shots and almost took ten minutes to put their first points on the board. Simply put, they were overmatched.

Once again, Kentucky applied their tenacious full-court pressure to an inferior opponent and forced several Radford turnovers. Kentucky’s length and athleticism will allow them to pull out games again lesser quality teams because they force their opponents to make poor decisions with the basketball.

Terrence Jones led the way for the Cats with 17 points, while Michael Kidd-Gilchrist kicked in 15 and nine rebounds. Marquis Teague had an improved game, only turning the ball over twice while dishing out five assists to go along with his 13 points.

Portland comes into town on Saturday before the Wildcats entertain St. John’s and North Carolina. Meanwhile, the Cats keep rolling along and doing what they are supposed to do, beat the teams that they are better than. So in that case, they should win all of them the rest of the way because even against a team like Radford, the talent of this basketball team is unmatched.