Dec.29,2016. Lithuanian forward Justas Furmanavicius has 8 points, 6 rebounds and 3 blocks while shooting 4/5 from the field in 26 minutes against University of Kentucky.
On Edrice Adebayo…
“He’s a big strong kid who had good touches around the basket. We were giving him too good of looks. Obviously, superior players will play well when given the opportunity. We were trying early to change our defenses on misses and makes. We were trying to get into that 1-3-1 to build a wall so Fox couldn’t drive the floor. We just weren’t on top of our game to give ourselves a chance.”
Senior Sebastian Saiz posted his fourth straight double-double with 23 points and 13 boards, but Ole Miss dropped its SEC opener 99-76 to No. 8 Kentucky Thursday night.
Sebastian led the Rebels (9-4) while Deandre Burnett scored 19 points and Rasheed Brooks added 15.
Isaiah Briscoe added 19 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats (11-2), who led 60-41 at halftime. Edrice Adebayo scored 25 points for the Wilcats.
“The tone of the game was set by their speed in the open floor,” said Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy. “They were just running by us in transition, and then, we just lost composure. Maybe the game was too big. Maybe we had some guys who were just not ready for a game like this. Every team has a formula for success. Kentucky has one. We have one. We didn’t follow our formula very well and as a result we dug an early hole and started playing desperate basketball. That’s too good of a team to play desperate against.”