January 23, 2013
Kentucky has been prone to giving up runs.
The type that cripple a team's chances of winning a game. The type that puts the Wildcats at too much of a disadvantage from a spurt of bad basketball to make up for it with however much time remains.
In the past seven games, Kentucky has given up substantial runs in four of them -- at Louisville, at Vanderbilt, Texas A&M and at Alabama. The Cats lost three of those games and barely pulled out a victory against the Commodores.
A key part of that is on the offensive end. When UK is bleeding, where does it turn to points?
"We don't even know right now," John Calipari said after the Alabama loss.
Here's a game-by-game look at how long each run lasted:
LOUISVILLE: Nine minutes, 24 seconds. Took a three-point deficit and turned it into a 17-point deficit.
From the 2:39 mark of the first half to the 14:45 mark of the second half, Kentucky:
-- Scored seven points and allowed 21.
-- Shot 3-for-9 while Louisville shot 6-for-11.
-- Committed six turnovers.
-- Shot 1-for-2 from the free throw line.
VANDERBILT: Seven minutes, 37 seconds. Took a 16-point lead and created a two-point deficit.
From the 13:48 mark of the second half to the 6:11 mark of the second half, Kentucky:
-- Scored zero points and allowed 18.
-- Shot 0-for-11 while Vanderbilt shot 7-for-11.
-- Committed three turnovers.
-- Didn't shoot a free throw.
TEXAS A&M: Five minutes, 36 seconds. Took a four-point lead and created a 16-point deficit.
From the 6:12 mark of the second half to the 0:36 mark of the second half, Kentucky:
-- Scored five points and allowed 25.
-- Shot 1-for-8 while Texas A&M shot 8-for-8.
-- Shot 2-for-4 from the free throw line.
ALABAMA: 18 minutes, 38 seconds. Took an 11-point lead and created a three-point deficit.
From the 3:34 mark of the first half to the 4:56 mark of the second half, Kentucky:
-- Scored 11 points and allowed 23.
-- Shot 4-of-8 from the free-throw line.
-- Committed seven turnovers.
-- Shot 2-for-16 (while Alabama was having struggles of its own, shooting 9-for-27.)