LEXINGTON — In his own words, Kentucky coach John Calipari said his team's performance in a 74-38 win over Campbellsville featured the good, the bad and the ugly.
The good was Kentucky's defensive effort against the Tigers in the first of two exhibition games for the Wildcats. The outing was a sign that Calipari has been getting his message across on the defensive end of the floor.
The Cats were indeed dominating on the defensive end, especially in the first half. The hosts limited the Tigers to 12 percent shooting from the floor and 11 points. Campbellsville connected on just three field goals in the opening half with two of those coming from long range.
"I don't think we came out with much intensity," Campbellsville's Joe Robinson said. "We came out a little shell-shocked."
"The atmosphere was new to us," Robinson's teammate, Shawn Savage, added. "Obviously, our gym is nowhere close to being this big. We just didn't shoot the ball well. We were 3-for 25 in the first half and that was the reason for our 11 points."