Louisville Moves Up To No. 12; Kentucky Drops To No. 14
01/20/2014 11:15 AM
The Kentucky Wildcats dropped two spots to No. 14 after a loss at Arkansas and a win at home against Tennessee. The Louisville Cardinals made a big jump in the AP Poll to No. 12 after a dominating win over Houston at home and a road win against UConn.
Freshman point guard Andrew Harrison took the reigns against Tennessee this weekend, scoring a career-high 26 points while leading No. 13 Kentucky to a 74-66 win over the Volunteers. The Wildcats put away any doubts that they are not a good free throw shooting team. UK shot an impressive 95.8 percent from the free throw line. The only one miss came from freshman guard Aaron Harrison with 32 seconds left on the clock. That miss is excused as Aaron added 14 points, four rebounds and two steals to UK’s stat sheet. Despite sumo wrestling and playing basketball as John Calipari put it, freshman forward Julius Randle scored 18 points and dished out four assists in the win. Kentucky takes on Texas A&M tomorrow night at home. Tip off is 9 p.m. ET.
No. 18 Louisville got a big win on the road this weekend against Connecticut. Despite UConn guard Shabazz Napier scoring 30 points against the Cards, UofL’s Russ Smith scored 23 points of his own, and sophomore forward Montrezl Harrell was all over the court and the stat sheet for the Cards. In 39 minutes of game play, Harrell scored 18 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, dished out one assist, blocked three shots and came up with one steal. The only column he didn’t score in was personal fouls (and three-pointers, but hey, that’s not in the big man’s wheelhouse). Next, the Cards hit the road again to take on South Florida Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET.
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