LEXINGTON - Nine games into the season, Kentucky doesn't look any closer to settling on what it will do at point guard than it did when practice started in mid-October.
"We have some work to do, but we are improving," said Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie about his point guard play after Sunday's win over Mississippi Valley State. "We are making some great leaps forward each time out and are learning what we've got to do."
The player who seems to be learning the most is freshman DeAndre Liggins. Less than two weeks after Liggins refused to play in the second half of UK's comeback win over Kansas State, he earned Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week honors.
He scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds, both career highs, in a win over Lamar last week before coming back with 18 points and seven rebounds in UK's loss to No. 21 Miami. He had 10 points in Sunday's win and is averaging 7.4 points, 3.8 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game this season. He has 29 turnovers and a team-high 34 assists while averaging 21 minutes per game.