Freshman center Bam Adebayo put on a dominating performance in Kentucky's first-round win overNorthern Kentucky onFriday, but not everyone is impressed.
DespiteAdebayo logging 15 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, Wichita State junior forwardDarral Willis Jr. doesn't think he'll put up big numbers again when the No. 10 seedShockers take on the No. 2 Wildcats in Indianapolis on Sunday.
"That's going to get shut down tomorrow," Willis told reportersSaturday, via KSTV Sports. "A lot of teams don't box out, and that's what we do. We box out and we play fundamental defense."
Willisadded theNo. 2 seedWildcats are "nothing special," though that can be debated consideringAdebayo's 283 rebounds this season are the sixth-most ever by a Kentucky freshman. Adebayo's18 rebounds on Friday were also the third-most by a Wildcat in an NCAA Tournament game and highest single-game total in nearly 60 years.
Willisis averaging 10 points and 5.2 rebounds in about16 minutes of playing time per game.