UK-UofL notes: Terrence Jones, Marquis Teague, shooting

UK's Marquis Teague drives against UofL's Payton Siva at Rupp Arena on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. Photo by Scott Hannigan | Staff

Terrence Jones’ finger In his second game back from a finger injury, Terrence Jones scored two points on 1-for-9 shooting but grabbed 11 rebounds. “He’s just not all the way back yet,” head coach John Calipari said. Calipari noted a few plays where Jones could have gone up and dunked but opted not to. Jones’ […]

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist shines as Kentucky beats Louisville

UK's Michael Kidd-Gilchrist drives against UofL's Chris Smith at Rupp Arena on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. Photo by Scott Hannigan | Staff

With chaos and intensity and physicality swirling, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist knew he was in the right game. A rivalry game with toughness and plenty of whistles? Kidd-Gilchrist doesn’t mind it. “Almost relishes it,” head coach John Calipari said. Kidd-Gilchrist controlled the game from the start, scoring 24 points with 19 rebounds in UK’s 69-62 win over […]

Attention shifts to Louisville game

Lamb Samford

Sitting in postgame interviews after beating Lamar, Terrence Jones was asked for his analysis of UK’s upcoming opponent, Louisville. “Well, they’re undefeated,” Jones began, before a reporter cut him off. “They’re not undefeated,” the reporter said. Standing on the fringe of the media circle around Jones, Doron Lamb quickly glanced up. “Wait, they lost?!” Lamb […]

Terrence Jones' last few weeks 'difficult'

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Terrence Jones looked down and saw one finger did not match the rest. After a play three games ago, Jones saw his pinky finger horizontal to the ground, while the others were vertical. “I ain’t never seen my finger like that,” Jones said. “I wasn’t even in basketball mode anymore. I was just worried about […]