By LARRY VAUGHT
Inconsistent 3-point shooting has been a recent problem for Kentucky, but coach John Calipari believes getting Quade Green back in the lineup will help take care of that.
“Quade being out has affected us. Kevin Knox hasn’t been shooting the ball particularly well,” Calipari said after Saturday’s loss to Florida. “I would have liked us to have made six (against Florida), two more, but when you look at it, where was my man — Quade was 0-for-4. You’re hoping he’s a 2-for-4 and all of a sudden you’ve made six, seven, and that’s pretty good. That’s enough for us. We make seven, six, that’s good, we’re fine.
“Because we’re such a long, active team, a team that can score around the goal; if you can’t score around the goal, you’re going to have to make threes. We can score around the goal and if we make threes, we’re a pretty hard team to beat but we’re injured. Kevin, there’s some in, out shots he missed. The one he made, he banked. ”
Sophomore Sacha Killeya-Jones said after the game there’s no lack of confidence from the players.
“We understand that we have work to do. We can’t go out there and mess around. We have to go out there and fight,” Killeya-Jones said. “These teams come out here and try to beat us. When we’re in those types of situations like we were today — when we’re up three with a couple of minutes to go — we just really have to come together and execute.”