After the Cats suffered their first loss Saturday, they bounced back with a feel-good win over Valparaiso just four days later.
From start to finish, Kentucky dominated on both ends of the court and cruised to an 87-63 win. UK held Valpo to 23-of-67 shooting (34.3%) and forced 19 Crusaders turnovers vs just six assists.
Bam Adebayo led the way with 16 points on 5-of-8 shooting to go with seven boards. Malik Monk chipped in 15 on 6-of-13 shooting, while De’Aaron Fox stuffed the stat sheet with nine points, five assists, seven boards, two steals and a block.
Derek Willis, Dominique Hawkins and Mychal Mulder came off the bench to score 27 points and give UK great minutes throughout the night.
Here is the final box score from the game:
And here are the highlights, courtesy of Kentucky Wildcats TV: