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Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickies: Ottawa Blowout Edition

Kentucky basketball looks like a guard-dominated offensive juggernaut this season.

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the Tuesday quickies, ladies and gentlemen of the Big Blue Nation. Today’s version will be somewhat abbreviated due to an early-morning doctor’s appointment.

Last night, the Kentucky Wildcats did what we all expected them to do against the NAIA Division II Ottawa University Braves, winning in a rout 117-58. I was fortunate enough to be able to watch the entire game using the Amazon Fire Stick and ESPN app. That Fire Stick has been a rather nice purchase for us.

The game, perhaps better than any early exhibition in recent memory, defined who Kentucky is likely to be this year — a guard-dominated offensive juggernaut with the ability to hurt you inside as well as out. It also illustrates that the years of switching every pick-and-roll are, or should be, over. Calipari is going to have to teach these guys how to guard the pick-and-roll using other methods. Here is the box score, in case you haven’t seen it.

I agree with Matt Jones — we are finally going to see another triple-double this season, and Jamal Murray is going to be the guy to get it.

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Willis has a chance to play quite a bit this season, but he needs to defend better. Truth to tell, the whole team needs to defend better.

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