Roy Williams not happy, throws a chair after Joel Berry II called for technical foul pic.twitter.com/XZWh2VZ3Gv— Kyle Boone (@kylebooneCBS) January 28, 2017
___ KENTUCKY’S FALL Kentucky could be looking at a precipitous fall in Monday’s poll. The Wildcats (17-4, 7-1 SEC) opened with an 82-80 road loss to Tennessee and followed with a 79-73 setback against No. 2 Kansas on Saturday for their second loss at Rupp Arena this season. It’s the first time since the 2008-2009 season Kentucky has suffered two non-conference home losses and a rare two-game losing streak for the Wildcats. “They stink. How about that?” Kentucky coach John Calipari said of the two losses. “One was on the road and one is home. We don’t normally lose here, but Kansas, you got to give them credit. They came in here and (made) all the plays they had to make in the second half, even when we made a run to make it close again. They were effort plays, too.” ___ FRESHMAN SPOTLIGHT Lauri Markkanen, Arizona. The 7-foot Finnish center doesn’t often get the recognition some of the more high-profile freshmen get, but he is certainly among the best. A big man with guard-like skills, Markkanen is a nightmare match-up for opposing teams, able to shoot from the perimeter or take it to the basket. He leads the Wildcats with 17.0 points and 7.7 rebounds, shoots 52 percent from the floor and 51 percent from 3-point range.