Too many things going wrong to count right now for UK, but among the most important . . .
1. Nothing from the power forward spot. Mark Coury committed two early fouls, then gave way to Perry Stevenson, who has been playing well of late. Stevenson immediately gave up a back-door layup to Ross Neltner, which immediately prompted UK coach Billy Gillispie to send A.J. Stewart into the game for his first significant minutes since, well, ever. Stewart promptly lost Neltner on a back cut, and Vandy didn’t get him the ball, but did get him the ball when Stewart allowed him to be open for a duck-in.
2. Ogilvy is hot from the outside, and is ranging away from the basket, keeping Patrick Patterson out of the paint defensively and allowing for dribble penetration by the Commodores. Expect an adjustment.
3. The Cats’ just don’t look into it. Bradley walks without being forced, two possessions after UK lets the shot clock expire without getting a shot up.
4. Down 12-3, Gillispie declined to take even a 30-second timeout, opting to wait for a TV time. I think a good move in that event is to take the 30, go back and get a set play for a score, then get another long timeout at the next stoppage. All that dead time can really kill momentum.
5. Vandy has made 7 of its first 9 shots.
More to come . . .