Kentucky Basketball: Terrence Jones Leads Wildcats' Dominance of Radford

Rick GillispieCorrespondent IINovember 25, 2011

LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 23:  Terrence Jones #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats drives to the basket during the game against the Radford Highlanders at Rupp Arena on November 23, 2011 in Lexington, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Terrence Jones scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds to pace the Wildcats to a 48-point romp of Radford. Kentucky improved to 5-0 with their 88-40 win.

The Highlanders could only manage two of their 25 three-point attempts. Kentucky held Radford to 26 percent shooting from the field. 

Kentucky out-rebounded Radford 48-26. The Wildcats had 10 blocks and forced 17 turnovers to dominate the game from the start. All five starters scored in double figures.

Freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was one rebound away from a double-double. His nine rebounds led the team. His 15 points was second only to Jones.

Not everything was great for the Wildcats. 16 turnovers is way too many for my liking. The Wildcats also were not that great from the three-point arc, making only five of their 15 attempts.

Kentucky will have two more games against lesser opponents before their Dec. 3 contest against North Carolina. Kentucky will battle Portland on Saturday and St. John's on Dec. 1.

Kentucky has to be the most balanced team I have seen in College Basketball since Florida's glory days. You never know who will lead this team. The Wildcats have six players averaging nine points or more a game and five players averaging four or more rebounds a game.

The state of Kentucky should be happy; this looks like the year.