Once again the Kentucky Wildcats found themselves in a hole early and once again they dug themselves out to win their eighth game in a row. Once UK took the lead over the Texas A&M Aggies they never looked back. They won at College Station 71-63 behind the play of De’Aaron Fox, Bam Adebayo, Isaiah Briscoe, and Dominique Hawkins.
The ‘Cats are the regular season SEC champs for the 48th time and they will be the top seed in the SEC tournament. They will play the winner of Tennessee and Georgia on Friday at 1:00 PM.
Here is what Lach and I discussed:
- De’Aaron Fox is back
- Dominique Hawkins once again comes in early and steadies the team
- Derek Willis has emerged as a player that does more than just shoot the basketball
- Bam Adebayo continues his fantastic play
- Isaiah Briscoe finally looks like he is back to form
- UK proved they can win a game coming from behind without Malik Monk going nuts on offense
- Even though he didn’t score, Monk grabbed five rebounds and had some nice assists
- If Fox is 100%, we like this team’s chances in March
- Cal has found a rotation he likes and it includes more of Hawkins and Mulder, less of Humphries
- Wenyen Gabriel lost minutes to Willis but that’s OK for now
- UK will be a 2 seed in the NCAA tournament and has a chance to do some damage
- A 1 seed is out of the question
- Fox gets our player of the game
- Monk’s steal and dunk is our hot play
- Lach has some other ideas for the hot play as well as giving Briscoe some love
We will not be on directly after UK’s first SEC tournament game. Jason Anderson has you covered in The Zone directly following the game. He will have all of your UK postgame sound and analysis.
If UK continues to win, Lachlan and I will have you covered Saturday and Sunday as soon as the game ends. Catch us on ESPN 680 in the Louisville area as well as on the iHeartRadio App, streaming online, and the ESPN 680 App.
And I’ll just leave this here:
Among the top 16 seeds revealed by the NCAA, Kentucky (7-0) is one of four teams to go undefeated since Feb. 11 (Kansas, Oregon, UCLA).— Chris Fisher (@ChrisFisher247) March 4, 2017