Kentucky suffered a tough loss at South Carolina Wednesday night, their first loss in Southeastern Conference play.
At one point, the Wildcats held a 14-point lead but lack of discipline swung momentum in favor of the Gamecocks in the second half.
Entering Wednesday’s game, Kentucky was 272-6 under John Calipari in games they led by double figures at some point. Kentucky also led by 14 in their 2018 loss at South Carolina.
Sophomore guard Ashton Hagans struggled to develop a rhythm offensively and didn’t have his usual defensive effort, only totaling one steal.
Hagans, who shot 2-of-10 from the field and had five turnovers, fouled out late in the game.
After fouling out, he was visibly frustrated with how he played while he was standing near the end of the bench. That didn’t stop him from encouraging his teammates the entire time they tried to pull out the win late.
After the game, Hagans tweeted that he let his teammates down and that he will bounce back.
No doubt Hagans will get back on track and Saturday at Arkansas would be the perfect time.
— ashton hagans (@H23Ash) January 16, 2020