Louisville's Own Goal Out-Scored Two Kentucky Wildcats

by:Nick Roush12/26/20


[caption id="attachment_257260" align="aligncenter" width="1962"] © Randy Sartin | USATSI[/caption] Louisville was feeling generous on the day after Christmas. 'Tis the season to be giving. Trailing two minutes into the second half, Kentucky was playing hot potato near the rim. Kentucky could not finish it, but Louisville's David Johnson was there to clean up the mess. The own goal gaffe gave UK the lead. The two points Johnson scored for UK were more than Terrence Clarke and Olivier Sarr scored in 40 minutes of basketball. Clarke at least had an excuse, playing just 16 minutes after aggravating an ankle that was rolled against North Carolina. Sarr just did not bring it. It's the second consecutive game the Frenchman did not make a field goal. John Calipari believes Sarr's struggles are a minor setback. "He missed some shots. He missed a couple easy ones," Calipari said. "When you start missing shots, it starts playing with your confidence. But it's not like we're not trying to go to him, we are. He'll be fine. This has been hard. Missing a couple shots, I'm going to have to get with him before he gets on the bus and just say I love you man. You're fine."

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