Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Cats Go Down

Kentucky found it rough away from Rupp. The Kitty Cats began play a few minutes after the Tar Heels, and it cost them the game. The Heels went up 16-4 by the first TV timeout, 22-6 before the Cats decided to join the fray. While they clawed their way back into it (within 6 with 18 minutes left) the issue was never really in doubt, as no answer was found to the question of how to defend Rashad McCants. The mercurial McCants finally showed up to play against the Cats (28 points), and the result was the end of the Cats four game streak against the Heels.

UK is a very young team, and if a game like this will help them grow and learn, the loss will have been worth it.

Of course none of this was viewable in Chicago. Wouldn't want to miss that UConn-Indiana matchup. In any case, I should be able to get my first view of the new team this coming Saturday as the Hoosiers add the Cats to their death-march December schedule. A win on Saturday will make it 5 in a row, 10 of the last 11 against this ancient rival.


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