The Wildcats avenged their loss at Florida with a big win in Rupp Arena and took over first place in the SEC. Malik Monk led the Wildcats with 33 points and Bam Adebayo had his 5th double-double of the season.
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Kyle Tucker talks to Tony Delk
Kyle and Tony talk about Malik Monk, the chance at #9, the Calipari/Pitino podcast and the controversy around honoring the 1996 team. Listen up!
Great seeing Alex back in Blue!
— Twillie Stein (@TwillieStein) October 28, 2015
- We already knew. Last year won’t be repeated, ever.
- It’s hard to play 40 minutes without hardly any breaks. That’s what we saw tonight.
- This team is loaded in the back court with Ulis, Briscoe and Murray. Charles Matthews might have been the surprise of the night with his athleticism and his motor. Mychal Mulder has a great looking 3, but, seems to be unsure defensively, which should be expected at this point.
- Isaac Humpries continues to battle and continues to be a surprise with his skill set.
- Skal Labissiere seemed to struggle a bit early with the physicality of the game and the speed. But, as the game progresses, he continued to show his unique skill set. He’s going to be good come March. Really, really good.
How about some thoughts from Calipari:
Now that the popcorn is poppin’:
- In no particular order, Briscoe, Murray, Ulis, Skal, Alex and Lee seem to be who we will see the most of out of the gate with Matthews, Isaac and possibly Willis in the next group.
- For folks that say Calipari can’t coach, that he just brings in talent and can’t develop them, watch this season. There are a ton of challenges and I think John Calpari saw that tonight. Raw talent? yes. Knowing what it takes to win at an elite level? Not close right now.
- The early thing to watch is to see how much we can get out of the Alex Poythress/Marcus Lee combo. They will have to take up the growing pains of Skal and will have to rebound and do the things our loaded back court can’t do…
A lot of positives, a lot of work.
Tonight was the 2nd largest Blue/White attendance in history with 15,007 watching these young Cats take the court.
Here is the official box score:
Highlights from the game: