Jan. 24, 2014
Cat Scratches: UK looking to take next step toward ‘quantum leap’ against Georgia
Imagine if UK ever played a game in which each one of its talented players played to his vast potential.
|Kentucky vs. Georgia
Saturday, Jan. 25 - 1:30 p.m. ET
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What if the Julius Randle who dominated Michigan State in the second half and the Willie Cauley-Stein who blocked nine shots against Boise State manned the Wildcat frontcourt?
What if the Andrew Harrison who scored 26 against Tennessee and the Aaron Harrison who poured in 28 vs. Robert Morris were on the floor together?
What if John Calipari could sub the Alex Poythress who went on a one-man 7-0 on Tuesday against Texas A&M for the the James Young who had 26 points against Mississippi State?
The prospect is certainly a tantalizing one, but it’s not realistic.
“Everybody’s not going to have a good game every game and people have to understand that,” Andrew Harrison said. “But at the same time, it’s not always about scoring points and stuff like that. It’s about playing hard. If everyone plays hard, we’re really tough to beat.”
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Polson to have high-school jersey retired Friday
UK will take a break from its Georgia preparations to celebrate with Jarrod Polson as he has his jersey retired at West Jessamine High School on Friday night.
"I told them yesterday we were all going to go and be there for him, and they went crazy for him," Calipari said. "And what a great gesture for their high school to do."
Polson averaged 18.2 points, 6.4 assists and 4.9 rebounds as a senior, leading his team to a Sweet Sixteen berth and finishing his career as the school's all-time leading scorer with 1,884 points.
Even so, it's an honor Polson didn't see coming.
"I was pretty shocked," Polson said. "I didn't really know they do it actually while you're in college or anything like that so when they told me I was pretty excited and my family was pretty happy about it so I think it'll be a good night."
Pregame Media Opportunity - January 24, 2014
Head Coach John Calipari
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