Coach John Calipari addressed Kentucky’s poor three-point shooting: 29.8-percent accuracy so far this season, just 20 percent (six of 30) in the past two games.
The answer: Less is more.
“We should be a better team, shooting-wise,” he said Friday. “Part of the reason, for me (for a Calipari team), is shooting too many threes. The most a guy should shoot is four or five threes. That’s the most and that’s when you’re on fire.
“The rest of the time, you drive the ball. That’s how we play.”
Two UK players are averaging five or more three-point shots per game: James Young (6.9) and Aaron Harrison (5.0).
UK has made more than 31.8 percent of its three-point shots twice in the first seven games: seven of 19 vs. Robert Morris and eight of 19 vs. UT Arlington. The Cats have made less than 22 percent of their threes in three games: four of 20 vs. Michigan State, three of 14 vs. Cleveland State and three of 16 vs. Eastern Michigan.