Ford said he started Kirkland for a couple reasons — the sophomore practiced well all week and he was punishing Brown.
"I wasn’t overly happy with Anthony after the Washington game,” Ford said. "He played 19 minutes and didn’t get a rebound. That’s almost impossible to do ... in a game where all we concentrated on was rebounding. Malcoln had been playing better, but this was almost more of a punishment to Anthony. We can’t do that. But he responded well.”
Ford didn’t get 6-foot-11 Teeng Akol into the game.
"We were gonna play him tonight, but it never quite got to the point where we could put him in,” Ford said. "He just needs a little more practice. He’s come a long way. ”
By Andrea Cohen