In almost every scenario imaginable, a basketball team that scores 22 second-half points will have little chance of winning a game. That is, unless, that team holds the opposition to a similar number in the first.
Current sports headlines back up the claim that truth is often stranger than fiction. This week we found out that Manti Te’o had a fake dead girlfriend, Lance Armstrong finally was admitting to doping and Tiger Woods was set to propose to his ex-wife.
Fragile. This UK basketball season is so delicate and fragile that one 40-point performance by an individual opponent and one four-minute period of poor execution could derail the Cats’ NCAA seeding — and even have some questioning if they will make the Big Dance.
It’s rare that one player virtually beats a team by himself, especially in Division I basketball. Saturday, Texas A&M senior Elston Turner’s 40-point performance might have done it, as the Aggies came into Rupp Arena and beat UK 83-71 in the Cats SEC home opener.