Three members of the Kentucky basketball team fouled out.
And now for the good news.
Foul-ravaged United Kingdom had no answer for SC forward Chris Silva, who scored 15 of his game-high 27 points in the second half of the Gamecocks' improbable 76-68 upset.
The fix could start with players following the coaches' instructions, he said, adding, "We weren't listening to nothing the coaches were saying". SGA had an uncharacteristic 4 first half turnovers. He finished with six points and five rebounds.
"I'm just doing what I'm asked to do, learning the program and learning how to play in it", he said. "He's trying to figure out what we're doing".
Better than good. Vanderbilt looked like a midseason addition who can transform the Wildcats.
Kentucky coach John Calipari is used to watching his players make highlight plays, but on Tuesday he ended up the center of attention for an unusual reason. Vanderbilt flashed a tight handle, terrific passing and both the willingness and athleticism to crash the glass. "Jarred is a great ball handler, has a good feel for the game and good passing skills".
Reigning SEC Player of the Year A'ja Wilson suffered an ankle injury late in Carolina's win against Auburn a week ago while sophomore forward Mikiah Herbert Harrigan went down on Sunday against Tennessee with a left knee injury.
The junior forward went off for 27 points for SC (12-6, 3-3 SEC), which hadn't beaten Kentucky in almost four years. Excuse me, you think this is lacrosse?.
Was Vanderbilt going to be worth the wait for increasingly impatient United Kingdom fans? "We're going to enjoy it tonight and tomorrow, but we can't dwell on this win". "Like, you grab a guy, pull his shirt out".
"They out-toughed us. They manhandled us", Calipari said. "I imagine they had a good time and they enjoyed themselves", Calipari said. "Watching them play with Quade and watching them play without him, it's a different team - especially when they play a team that gets out and guards them". Cal took a risk putting Gilgeous-Alexander back in the game with under 2 minutes remaining.
"I've never seen so many dumb fouls", Calipari said, then referencing a pivotal intentional foul called against Hamidou Diallo with 11:29 left in the game.
At last check on Monday, Green was "getting close" to returning. On a night when SC only shot 38% from the field free throws proved to be critical. Sometimes the other team is more talented and wins the game.