Right from the start, the Cats moved the ball a lot better, but it was resulting in turnovers and a lack of scoring as they trailed 10-5 early.
Kentucky would eventually get the offense rolling to take a 22-19 lead with just under seven minutes left in the half.
However, the struggles returned, and Georgia Tech went on a big run to take a 32-22 lead.
The Cats battled down the stretch and found themselves down 34-27 at the end of the first half.
At the start of the second half, Kentucky’s intensity had picked up as they got off to a hot start cutting the lead to 41-35 and forcing Georgia Tech to take a timeout with 16 minutes to play.
With just over 12 minutes to play, Kentucky cut the lead to 45-42 but Georgia Tech quickly pushed the lead back to double-digits at 52-42 with 10 minutes to go.
From that point on Kentucky was completely ran off the floor as Georgia Tech’s lead grew to 65-48 with just under seven minutes left.
With that, the Cats are off to a 1-3 start after losing to Georgia Tech 79-62.
The big problem today was turnovers as the Cats turned it over 21 times compared to Georgia Tech’s six. That has to improve immediately or its going to be a long season.
The Cats have been struggling to get their star freshmen going on the offensive end of the floor.
Hopefully today was the start of something big for Terrence Clarke as he found his footing offensively which is why he is the MVP of this one.
Clarke carried the Cats throughout the first half scoring wise and continued in the second half as he finished with 22-points on 9/14 shooting and was 3/4 from three. He also added 3 rebounds and 3 assists.
Now, the Cats need to get BJ Boston going and things will start to turn around on the offensive end of the floor.