LEXINGTON - Tubby Smith tries not to place unreal expectations on reserves when he puts them into a game. However, he does always expect one thing.
"I expect them to play hard. When I don't see that, I get disappointed," Smith said after Friday's 108-81 victory over Tennessee Tech.
Smith's starters had all but nine of his team's points even though reserves played about 53 minutes. The only player to come off the bench and get a field goal was Antwain Barbour, who was 1-for-5 from the field.
Barbour had not played in UK's two exhibition games or its season-opening game against Winthrop because of a team suspension. Smith was hoping he would provide a needed spark off the bench for the Wildcats.