’Cats keep ODU from real win
Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011 7:01 pm
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Old Dominion coach Blaine Taylor says he’s not much into moral victories.
But he wasn’t completely unhappy Sunday after his team hung with No.2 Kentucky through most of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off championship, before falling to the Wildcats 62-52.
The Monarchs trailed 50-49 with seven minutes to go, before Kentucky went on a late 12-1 run to put the game away.
“I thought we belonged in this game,” Taylor said. “We thought we could play against this opponent and I think our kids did.”
Chris Cooper had 17 points and 12 rebounds for Old Dominion (3-2).
Trian Iliadis added 11 points and Kent Bazemore had 10 for the Monarchs, who were coming off a 68-66 overtime win against South Florida.
Darius Miller came off the bench to score 13 points and dish out five assists to lead the Wildcats (4-0)
“We got out of here alive somehow, and the reason we got out of alive is because Darius played,” Calipari said.
“If he didn’t play, we’d probably get beat by 10 or 12.”
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist also scored 13 points and fellow freshman Anthony Davis added 11 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots for Kentucky, which beat Penn State 85-47 on Saturday.
UK 85, Penn St. 47
Doron Lamb had 26 points and No. 2 Kentucky routed Penn State Saturday in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off tournament.
Kyle Wiltjer added 19 points and Terrence Jones had 15 points, nine rebounds and five assists for Kentucky (3-0), which failed to put five players in double figures for the first time this season.
The Wildcats didn’t need to.
They held Penn State without a field goal for more than 111⁄2 minutes during the first half, opening a 34-point lead, and never looked back.
Tim Frazier had 11 points, six rebounds and six assists to lead Penn State (3-1).
The Nittany Lions shot 27 percent from the field for the game, 16 percent in the first half. Published in The Messenger 11.21.11