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De'Aaron Fox records a historic triple-double, Devin Booker talks about Kentucky basketball, and more.

As the Kentucky Wildcats demolished the Arizona State Sun Devils last night, De'Aaron Fox made himself apart of Kentucky history. The freshman guard recorded a triple-double with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. His efforts made him only the second player to ever record a triple-double for Kentucky. The only other player to do so was Chris Mills in 1988.

The fact that Fox is the first to accomplish this feat in the Calipari era is impressive; to think that John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and Julius Randle never accomplished this is all the more impressive for Fox (I'd say KAT as well, but he played very limited minutes).

Fox's performance led the Cats to yet another dominant performance, as they've blown through everyone they played.

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That's a pretty accurate description of how I felt watching it.

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