currently does not own a car and earnein Announcements Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:05 am
by fangxu0220 • 884 Posts
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky coach John Calipari was so focused on coaching his team that he barely noticed star forward Julius Randle was on the bench being treated for cramps. Fortunately for the Wildcats, guards Andrew and Aaron Harrison knew he wasnt there and their work in offsetting his absence proved crucial in overcoming No. 6 Louisville. The identical twin freshmen combined for 28 points, including 11 during a critical second-half stretch with Randle sidelined, helping the 18th-ranked Wildcats earn a 73-66 victory on Saturday. "It always hurts you when you lose a great player," said Andrew Harrison, who went 6 of 16 from the field. "But at the same time, we all knew we had to bring it and that just means we all had to step it up a little bit." Randles 17 first-half points staked Kentucky (10-3) to a 41-36 halftime lead before the 6-foot-9 forward went to the locker room early in the second with leg cramps. He returned but soon limped to the bench with more cramps and spent the rest of the game on the bench. The Harrison twins amply filled the void, turning a 52-51 deficit with 11:01 remaining into a 68-58 lead with four minutes left. Andrew Harrison and James Young each scored 18 points with Young adding a key 3-pointer during the 17-6 run that helped Kentucky beat its in-state archrival for the fifth time in six meetings. "Andrew played incredible today down the stretch," forward Alex Poythress said. The young, talented Wildcats also earned their first win against a ranked opponent in four tries this season. This victory was particularly impressive coming against the defending national champions, who entered with significantly more experience than Kentuckys squad featuring six high school All-Americans. "I thought we grew up," Calipari said. "We looked like a basketball team today. Heres what was on the (drawing) board today: Look like a team. Play like a team. Fight like a team. Those were the keys to the victory." Russ Smith scored 19 points but was just 5 of 10 from the foul line for Louisville (11-2), which failed to capitalize after rallying from the halftime hole. Chris Jones added 18 points for the Cardinals, who made just 14 of 22 free throws and missed their second chance to beat a top-25 school. After losing tough early-season games to Michigan State, Baylor and North Carolina, Kentucky finally found the formula to beat a ranked team. Other than allowing Louisville to open both halves with runs, the Wildcats handled everything the Cardinals tried, especially in the clutch, and kept control down the stretch. The Wildcats outrebounded Louisville 44-36 including 17-12 offensively. Their significant size advantage kept the Cardinals from driving inside as they consistently contested shots and passes, and they controlled the paint in outscoring Louisville 42-24 and held the Cards to 40 per cent shooting. Young and Willie Cauley-Stein each grabbed 10 rebounds for Kentucky. "We had a shot in the second half, and missed free throws and a big defensive mistake in giving up the 3-pointer," Louisville coach Rick Pitino said. "I give them credit, they did a good job against our pressure." Most importantly, Kentucky earned Bluegrass State bragging rights after a week in which Pitino and Calipari tried to stress the big-picture perspective. Besides cautioning players about putting too much weight in this game, both coaches also told them to block out the noise leading up to this well-hyped showdown. Tuning out the noise before 24,396 in Rupp Arena was another story. The standing-room only student section was filled an hour before tipoff and the din only grew louder -- just after Louisville took the sea of Kentucky blue out of the game by scoring the first eight points. Randle answered with five for the Wildcats, including a driving dunk for his first basket that quickly got the crowd excited. That play set the stage for a half in which he muscled his way past a variety of Louisville defenders on 7-of-8 shooting. Cramps limited Randle to four second-half minutes and 21 overall, but not without a huge attempt from Kentuckys medical staff to rehydrate him. "Three bags of IV (fluid) and the doc was squeezing it in," Calipari joked, "because I was saying, get him back, squeeze it." Andrew Harrison added seven points, helping to provide a 41-36 halftime lead as the Wildcats used their size to keep the Cardinals on the perimeter. Louisville started the second half quickly and tied it at 43 after two minutes as Smith scored five points while Mangok Mathiang added a putback. Louisville eventually grabbed its first lead since 9:09 of the first half, 52-51, on Jones three-point play. From there it was all Kentucky as Andrew Harrison, Young and others banded together provided the victory the Wildcats had been seeking all year. That it came under adversity against their biggest rival before a charged-up crowd made it even sweeter. "Thats what you come to Kentucky for, to play the big games," Andrew Harrison said. "Its a great feeling and its an even better win, but were always looking to get better." James Young Jersey .S. international midfielder Michael Bradley. The club has already announced the signing of Defoe, with the 31-year-old Spurs star set to be unveiled at a news conference Monday morning at the huge high-tech sports bar owned by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment across the street from the Air Canada Centre. Kevin Mchale Celtics Jersey . - Nicklas Backstrom scored the winning goal in the shootout to lead the Washington Capitals to their first win in San Jose in more than 20 years, 3-2 over the Sharks on Saturday night. http://www.nbacelticsonline.com/Authentic-Robert-Parish-Celtics-Jersey/ . - Defenceman Luke Green was taken first overall by the Saint John Sea Dogs on Saturday in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Entry Draft. Larry Bird Authentic Jersey . Espanyol went ahead at Cornella-El Prat Stadium when Christian Stuani headed in Sergio Garcias cross in the 42nd minute. But the game swung in Almerias favour when Stuani was dismissed with a second yellow card three minutes after halftime. Jared Sullinger Jersey . Irving scored 23 points and the Cavaliers won back-to-back games for the first time this season with a 98-88 victory over Denver Wednesday night. Tristan Thompson had a career-high 21 rebounds and 17 points for Cleveland, which handed Denver its first loss since Nov. CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland -- Graeme Storm of England fired a hole-in-one in his third round 6-under 64 to lead the European Masters on Saturday. Storms 16-under total of 194 was one stroke clear of Englishman Tommy Fleetwood, who shot 63 on the sunbathed, 6,848-yard Severiano Ballesteros course. Using a 6-iron, Storm aced the 217-yard par-3 11th to win a hybrid sports car valued at $186,000. Storm, who is 159th in the European Tour money list, currently does not own a car and earned a more modest prize for his previous hole-in-one in March at the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco. "There is a big difference between a lamp and a car like that," said the 36-year-old Storm, whose only career win was seven years ago. Brooks Koepka of the United States trailed Storm by two after making double-bogey on the par-4 18th, his only dropped shots in a 66. Another American, David Lipsky, shot 66 to be three strokes off tthe lead in fourth.dddddddddddd Ryder Cup rookie Jamie Donaldson of Wales was a further stroke back, losing the lead after triple- and double-bogeys on par-4s coming home. "A couple of bad shots cost me really," said Donaldson, noting that a four-shot deficit can be quickly made up in thin Swiss Alps air. "Definitely. I havent really had a really low (round) yet." Joining Donaldson on 12 under were overnight leader Richie Ramsay of Scotland and Tyrrell Hatton of England. Ramsay, the 2012 champion, shot a level-par 70 after bogeying three of the first four holes, and Hatton had two eagle-3s in his 5-under 65. Donaldsons Ryder Cup teammates, Frenchman Victor Dubuisson and Thomas Bjorn of Denmark, both shot 68s to sit six and 12 shots back, respectively. Dubuisson is among four players on 10 under, including Italian Marco Crespi whose bogey-free 62 tied for lowest score of the day. cheap jerseys wholesale jerseys ' ' '