Friday, November 16, 2012

Lafayette/Kentucky preview

Coming off a loss to Duke Tuesday night, Kentucky is back in action tonight against the Leopards of Lafayette. This team shouldn't cause any problem what so ever for Kentucky, but stranger things have happened. Still, I look for this to be your typical early season blow out over an obviously out matched, and out talented Lafayette team. 

   For those who don't know anything about Lafayette, I'll hit the high spots. 

Easton, PA ( about 70 miles west of New York City)


Maroon and White


Patriot League

First Game:
Feb. 1, 1901

All-time record:
1,203-1,087 (.525)

NCAA Tournament Appearances:
3 (last one in 2000)

The game review will more than likely be tomorrow because of the horrible cable company I have. If I have to watch one more game on delay....

In closing, the Duke loss was hard to take, I'll admit. But also, it was good to see this young team respond when down 15 with 9:00 left to play and cut it to three, and giving themselves a chance to win the game.  No doubt not having an actual point guard on the floor didn't help matters any. Speaking of not having a point guard, Kentucky will be without PG Ryan Harrow for the second straight game while he fights off an illness that hasn't been made public. Rumors are that he may actually have mono. If that's what it actually is, he could be sidelined for 3-4 weeks, and that's not good. Despite Harrows early season struggles, he runs the team well, and I think would have made a big difference in the Duke game. So let's hope Ryan gets well soon, and get ready to watch the Cats take out their frustration over the Duke loss on the might Leopards. 

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