Kentucky’s shooting struggles this season are well-documented, but one stat in particular jumps out: the Cats are 1-6 in games in which they shoot under 30% from three-point range.
Tonight was Kentucky’s latest poor performance from the outside, the Cats connecting on only three of 14 shots from beyond the arc. Quade Green accounted for two of those and Wenyen Gabriel the other. Kevin Knox was 0-3 from three-point land, another indicator that as he goes, the team goes.
“You know what, it’s funny when the ball goes in it looks pretty good,” Calipari said afterwards. “Your offense looks better. We got some guys that are struggling to make shots and a 3-14 from the three is not going to get it done. You’re not going to — you know, in a game like this — now they only made 5-21. But those two threes, if we make those, we win in pretty good fashion. So he was making them and the rest of the guys weren’t.”