Gainesville, FL – Florida defeated Kentucky 80-67 to end the regular season. 3,2,1 is my post game wrap up. It is pretty simple; 3 numbers, 2 quotes and 1 take away from the game. Kentucky
0 – Kentucky’s fast break points, by contrast Florida had 6.
3 – the number of points Nick Richards and Hamidou Diallo combined for in 42 minutes of combined play.
4 – fouls Jarred Vanderbilt ended the game with. He only played 17 minutes because of foul trouble.
John Calipari, “We reverted, this is how we played a month ago.”
Calipari, "We didn't pass today and I don't have any idea why we didn't pass the ball to each other."
"We reverted, this is how we played a month ago." pic.twitter.com/68sfw4DHy7
— Curtis Burch (@curtisburch) March 3, 2018
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, “We had a game plan, defensively, that we didn’t really follow in the 1st half and they were torching us with threes and stuff like that. But we just got to be more disciplined on defense and do what coach is asking of us”
Kentucky has to be a better passing team to advance in the tournament. The Wildcats finished with only 6 assists. After the game John Calipari seemed perplexed, “We didn’t pass today and I don’t have any idea why we didn’t pass the ball to each other.”
Through UK’s winning streak Calipari often pointed to unselfish play as the reason for better offensive production. That was not the case today. Kentucky turned the ball over 13 times against Florida. Having more than twice as many turnovers than assists is a recipe for disaster. That is a pretty solid description of what happened for Kentucky in Gainesville.