Cats give Devils their due after humbling 118-84 loss

Cats give Devils their due after humbling 118-84 loss

"I said in one of the huddles, 'You guys thought this was going to be easy.' I haven't had many of these games, but I've had a few, and the most you learn from it is they wanted it more than we wanted it", Calipari said.

"We weren't surprised we were winning by so much, " Barrett said.

They cut a 10-point deficit to 90-87 when Kyle Ahrens made a 3-pointer with 34 seconds left and could have gotten within two after Kansas's Devon Dotson missed one of two free throws with 15 seconds to go.

Quentin Grimes (21 points, 4 assists) and Dedric Lawson (20 points, 6 assists, 14 rebounds) proved they could replace the production lost from last year's team. Senior Reid Travis feels the same way. "Obviously, we were all very excited and hyped up for that game, and it's kind of a blow to your chest".

Barrett led the way with 33 points on 13-of-26 shooting from the field and knocked down three of the Blue Devils' 12 3-pointers. Either they're a great handling team or we're not doing enough defensively. The Wildcats were outscored 60-38 in the paint. Although the younger Jones only scored six points, he was Tyus-like in running the point for 30 minutes without committing a single turnover while dishing out seven assists. "You start four freshmen, no matter how talented they are, you never know what they're going to do in this environment against an outstanding team and great program".

The Cats were led by freshman wing Keldon Johnson with 23 points and Travis with 22.

The Blue Devils didn't stop with that flurry.

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Although the Blue Devils' early lead quickly silenced Big Blue Nation, Duke will need a vocal leader on the court to keep everyone's heads in check for ACC road games.

After making it 59-42 at halftime, Duke kept pulling away throughout the second half.

That overall display - in a game that the Blue Devils entered as a slight underdog - is sure to be the primary topic amongst college basketball fans at water coolers in offices across the country for days to come. The 6-foot-8 forward ended the night with a career-high nine points and showed up as a deep threat in addition to a finisher at the rim.

1st - Loss by a Calipari UK squad in a season opener and the first time the Cats have been under.500 during his time in Lexington.

The Duke Blue Devils were the talk of the basketball world on Tuesday evening, as Mike Krzyzewski's bunch utterly destroyed a highly-touted Kentucky team in front of a national audience.

A top 15 recruit in his own right, Jones could not be a more ideal point guard for this Duke team.

Duke: "Every game will be like that".

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