Dec 21, 2013 12:55 PM by Alan Cutler
You expect Belmont to come out firing from downtown, since they are No.2 in America for most 3's made since they joined Division One in 1996-97. Duke is No. 1.
Drew Windler, a 6-9 senior hits a couple of quick shots from downtown and Belmont grabs a 10-6 lead.
At the TV timeout with 11:57 to go in the half, Cal was screaming big time. Game tied at 12.
Drew Windler is a really good shooter. He hits 56% from downtown. He hits two more and it's 18-12 Belmont. Windler is already 4 of 5 from downtown.
After a timeout because Cal was really mad, Julius Randle gets a big dunk. But Belmont still led 25-16.
The crowd explodes when Jarrod Polson hits a 3. It's 27-19 Belmont.
Alex Poythress hits a shot from downtown to cut Belmont's lead to 41-35.
UK got behind 11 points, came back to make it 43-41 Belmont at the half.
Belmont has hit 7 3's, UK has only 2.
Drew Windler leads everyone with 14 points.
Julius Randle has 12 points and 6 rebounds for UK.
Dominique Hawkins gets off the bench early in the second half. His 2 footer ties the game at 48. The freshman from Richmond plays hard.
Then after a Willie Cauley-Stein block, Aaron Harrison's drive gives UK the lead for the first time, 50-48.
Aaron continued his fine offensive day with the good pass to Alex Poythress who throws it down. UK leads 70-61.
Andrew Hawkins made a number of great hustle plays. He goes on the floor to get the ball, passes to Willie Cauley-Stein who makes it 79-68 UK.
UK wins 93-80.
Julius Randle led everyone with 29. He also grabbed 10 rebounds.
Aaron Harrison had 23 points, 7 assists, and 6 rebounds.
Willie Cauley-Stein had 16 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks.
Craig Bradshaw led Belmont with 22.
Drew Windler finishes with 21 points. That includes 5 3's.
Belmont hit 11 3's, while UK had 3.
UK hit 55% from the fiel. Belmont was at 47%.
UK won the battle of the boards 42-25.