While the Cats' 88-67 win over EKU wasn't exactly the kind of dominant performance fans hoped to see following their first loss, seeing Alex Poythress shine was a special sight.
It's been a long journey for Poythress in his recovery from last year's devastating ACL tear, but he finally looked like the kind of dominant player we all know he can be. He was a beast on both sides of the floor en route to a 21-point, 13-rebound performance.
Seeing Alex roar is really a joy to watch, and it's also a big boost to a UK team still trying to find its way.
Tweet(s) of the Day:
"I want the kid to be the best player in the country, that's what I want him to be. He's capable of that," Cal on AP pic.twitter.com/UFJSf73QSY— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) December 10, 2015
Great game by my Wildcats tonight! Can't wait to be back in Rupp on Saturday!!!— Patrick Towles (@patty_ice14) December 10, 2015
Towles was at the game Wednesday night supporting his Cats.
UK signee Wenyen Gabriel had 27 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists in his team's victory today. Gabriel plays in Lexington on Saturday night.— Ben Roberts (@NextCats) December 10, 2015
This is what you do after you make yet another clutch 20 ft jumper. #BBN #TWolves https://t.co/dFglAwQXHu— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) December 10, 2015
Mild-mannered Poythress delivers smack down, then talks smack
Alex Poythress is considered a Clark Kent/Superman type. One day he’s mild-mannered, the next a beast. But on Wednesday, fans were treated to Superman on and off the court.
Takeaways from Cats vs. Eastern Kentucky
Kentucky got the message after its first loss of the season as John Calipari challenged the Wildcats to get tougher in the paint. Though it wasn't always pretty, they delivered in Wednesday night’s 88-67 win over EKU.
Malik Monk will play vs Jayson Tatum on Saturday
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Top performers from weekend events include UK targets
Over the weekend, Rivals.com's Eric Bossi hit the road to watch games in Nashville and at the Marshall County Hoopfest in Benton, Ky. Among his top performers were Dunbar's Taveion Hollingsworth and Huntsville's John Petty.
Mark Stoops one of many coaches on the hot seat for 2016
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Top UK recruits play in Lexington on Saturday night
UK signee Wenyen Gabriel vs. Thon Maker will headline Saturday night’s doubleheader, with top 2017 recruits DeAndre Ayton and Jarred Vanderbilt facing off as well.
Syracuse coaches reach out to UK commits
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This NFL player got a job by tweeting at the Broncos DC
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One Last Smile with the Snake: Remembering Kenny Stabler
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