By Szilveszter Farkas
Kentucky leads at the half 33-24 against Marshall.
Kentucky's defense was very strong in that first half, holding the Marshall Thundering Herd to 28%. Unfortunately, UK only shot 35% themselves.
We still see Kentucky struggle with shooting, for whatever reason. Julius Mays and Kyle Wiltjer got seven open looks between them and none went down, despite most of them going far into the basket. A couple of those, and UK is looking a whole lot better. Those shots are not usually going to miss.
Also, Archie Goodwin continues to struggle in every offensive category. Some of this is the long layoffs, but missing layups is just not defensible.
Hopefully, the second half will be better.