6:00 PM ET, January 22, 2011
Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Kentucky freshman Terrence Jones didn't think getting cussed out by his coach was that big a deal. Still, he and the 12th-ranked Wildcats played as though John Calipari's harsh words meant plenty.Brandon Knight had 23 points and Jones scored 14 as Kentucky held off a late charge by South Carolina for a 67-58 victory Saturday night. The Wildcats (15-4, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) had spent the past few days dealing with a video clip of Calipari swearing at Jones, his 6-foot-8 freshman, about selfishness during a timeout in Tuesday night's loss to Alabama.
Kentucky learns the road isn't easy
Kentucky beat South Carolina to earn its first SEC road win, but John Calipari's young team is learning the road isn't easy, writes Mark Schlabach. Blog
• Kentucky improved to 5-0 this season in games following a loss.
• Brandon Knight had 23 points, his eighth 20-point game this season, one shy of the school freshman record.
• The Wildcats won for the first time in three conference road games.
• South Carolina is 1-3 against ranked opponents this season.
• Sam Muldrow tied a career high with 23 points and recorded his sixth career double-double for South Carolina.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||20-47 (.426)||19-57 (.333)|
|3P Made-Attempted||3-13 (.231)||3-18 (.167)|
|FT Made-Attempted||24-29 (.828)||17-26 (.654)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||18 (0/0)||21 (0/0)|