UK freshman point guard Marquis Teague followed a miserable first half with an outstanding second half against his home-state Hoosiers.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky coach John Calipari's latest point guard prodigy, Marquis Teague, had a tough homecoming at Indiana Saturday - for the first 20 minutes. The Indianapolis native's second half, however, may have been Teague's best basketball of the season.
Teague went 0-for-5 from the field, committed three turnovers and picked up two fouls in the opening half against the Hoosiers in Bloomington. Teague bounced back by going 6-for-6 from floor with no turnovers in the closing half, finishing the game with 15 points and 5 assists to 3 turnovers.
Calipari said he expected a shaky start for Teague, with it being a game in his home state in front friends and family as well as hostile Hoosier fans. What Calipari could not tolerate, though, was Teague playing his own way rather than Calipari's way.
Calipari said Teague was not coachable in the first half. Teague responded in the second half and did listen to his coach, Calipari said.