This is the official ASoB Open Game Thread for Seattle University at Kentucky.
This is a game that both the Big Blue Nation and Coach Gillispie will be expecting some significant improvement out of the Cats.
What I would like to see from Kentucky today is:
- Good ball movement;
- Improved effort on defense later in the game;
- Significantly better rebounding;
- A faster tempo with more secondary breaks;
- Less than 16 turnovers;
- A blue tie (just kidding, I could care less about that).
I wonder if the starting lineup will be the same? My guess is that Patterson will start this game in the place of Mark Coury, but you never know. I still expect to see Coury to get significant minutes, and I expect Crawford to play at least 3-5 more minutes this game than last.
I would love to see Carter get a few significant minutes in this game so we can evaluate him a bit, although I wouldn't expect much. I also want some improvement in the ball-handling department, particularly from Perry Stevenson.
I hope to see more of the high-low action that worked so well last game.
I will be out tonight, as I have some friends in town for dinner. I won't be missing many games this year, but I feel like I can get a way with an exhibition game without feeling like I missed a lot. I'll be recording it and watching it after I get back.
Your comments are welcome and encouraged. Type 'em if you've got em.