Kentucky Basketball: Wildcats, Darius Miller Rout Georgia

Nick NafpliotisCorrespondent IMarch 1, 2012

LEXINGTON, KY - MARCH 01: Darius Miller#1 of the Kentucky Wildcats shoots the ball during the game against Georgia Bulldogs at Rupp Arena on March 1, 2012 in Lexington, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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The Kentucky Wildcats began the night by honoring their two seniors, Darius Miller and Eloy Vargas.  They ended the night showing why they are currently the best team in the country, no matter what Bob Knight thinks.

Kentucky began the game with a 7-0 run capped by a Vargas putback off his own miss. Georgia was able to pull within three points when the game was 9-6, but after that it was all blue and white on the way to a 79-49 win. 


The Good

  • In a fitting sendoff for the senior, Miller led Kentucky scorers with 17 points, including going 5-of-9 from three-point range.
  • Kyle Wiltjer had another strong performance off the bench, scoring nine points and going 3-of-4 from three-point range.
  • Speaking of shooting from behind the arc, the Wildcats were 15-of027 from behind the arc, including six in a row in the second half.


The Bad

  • Vargas got some more playing time (and even made a great hustle play in the opening minutes), but also took quite a few ill-advised shots (even by senior night standards), going 1-of-6 from the floor.
  • Jarrod Polson got into the game earlier than usual.  Unfortunately, he once again stubbornly played the role of game manager/ball distributor instead of shooting, completely ignoring the fans' pleas for him to jack up contested three-point shots.
  • Georgia's perimeter defense.


The Weird