Freshman Terrence Jones dominated inside
on his way to 29 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 8 Kentucky held
off scrappy Oklahoma 76-64 in the first round of the Maui
Invitational on Monday.
The 1993 Maui champions, Kentucky (3-0) and its fabulous
freshman looked dominant at times, racing out to big leads on a
couple of occasions. The Wildcats also were careless at times,
nearly blowing all of an 18-point lead as Oklahoma (3-1) fought its
Kentucky finally pulled away over the final 2 minutes, going up
70-62 with just over a minute left when Jones blocked a 3-point
attempt by Cade Davis and scored on a breakaway dunk.
Jones also blocked four shots and had three assists, while
Brandon Knight chipped in 13 points for Kentucky, which moves on to
face the winner between No. 17 Washington and Virginia in Tuesday's