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Kentucky Wildcats Basketball: ESPN 680 South Carolina Victory Podcast

Lachlan McLean and I break down a weird game.

NCAA Basketball: South Carolina at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

If you would have told me that De’Aaron Fox would be out for the majority of the game with an ankle injury, Isaiah Briscoe would have zero points, and Mychal Mulder would be out sick, I would have thought that the #5 Kentucky Wildcats would have lost to the #24 South Carolina Gamecocks.

Instead, the ‘Cats cruised to victory in spite of the depleted backcourt. Frank Martin’s calling card for this team is defense, but UK still was able to put up 85 points and win by 16 points.

Here is what we discussed in the podcast:

  • Bright lights mean Big Time Malik Monk
  • Derek Willis and Wenyen Gabriel continue to play extremely well
  • That Derek Willis monster dunk fed his confidence
  • Dominique Hawkins steadied the ship when Fox went out and the ‘Cats were struggling
  • Kentucky’s bench came up big when the ‘Cats needed it the most
  • What’s going on with Isaiah Briscoe
  • John Calipari’s post game press conference
  • Hamidou Diallo isn’t an option and won’t be going forward
  • Cal hints at Mohamed Bamba on campus
  • Bam Adebayo was finally part of the offense
  • John Calipari was masterful
  • UK’s may only have one more ranked opponent left on the schedule
  • I went off on a rant about Duke, but since they ended up winning last night, the rant lost a little bit of its edge
  • Keys to victory against Tennessee

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