It was one of the smaller crowds Rupp has seen with a seemingly half-full arena. For those fans who made the trip, however, they got to see their Wildcats grab a win by the final of 96-58.
The Cats defeat North Dakota 96-58 Wednesday night in @Rupp_Arena pic.twitter.com/kS73BJsJ9v— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) November 15, 2018
It was the Cats best effort of the season, as they did not let a lesser North Dakota team hang around.
PJ Washington and Tyler Herro led the way for the Cats, as Washington dropped a carer high 25, and Herro dropped 18.
Despite the win, there was still a lot of Kentucky turnovers and poor defense on the perimeter at times.
Here are the best reactions to No. 10 Kentucky’s big win:
There is an entire section here at Rupp that has only two people in it.— Anthony Crawford (@a_craw_) November 15, 2018
I’ve been covering UK daily since 1999. I’ve never seen Rupp Arena like this at tip-off for a regular season game. Weather is awful tonight, tip-off is at 9 ET and opponent is North Dakota, but it still takes you aback... pic.twitter.com/vgrTy6v3r4— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) November 15, 2018
Is North Dakota a Graduate School? These guys look bout 30ish. #BBN— Jay (@jay_mcknight365) November 15, 2018
North Dakota has the worst uniforms I've ever seen. They look like practice unis.— Warren Taylor (@WarrenETaylor) November 15, 2018
Reid Travis— TheCatsPause247 (@TheCatsPause247) November 15, 2018
The guy who just hit a three for UND looks like he could be 13 years old.— Aaron Gershon (@agershon99) November 15, 2018
Green picking up right where he left off. Four quick points in three minutes of action. He looks really, really good with the ball in his hands. #BBN— John Morgan Francis (@MonJorgan) November 15, 2018
Call him J Washington— ESPN Radio Lexington (@ESPNRadioLex) November 15, 2018
PJ CURRY— KY Clips (@KY_Clips) November 15, 2018
Best. Officiating. Crew. Ever.— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) November 15, 2018
Four whistles in 10:06.
Every game should be played like this. Why do we need Icepacalypse to get it?
Cats much more active on defense.— Jerry Tipton (@JerryTipton) November 15, 2018
Tyler Herro already has a couple of steals. Finally looking like that confident guy from the Bahamas.— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) November 15, 2018
North Dakota's coach looks like the human version of Big Bird.— Jamie Boggs (@jamiewboggs) November 15, 2018
This team definitely plays better when there are less whistles! #BBN— mike willis (@michael_willis1) November 15, 2018
this is what kentucky basketball should look like— James Havens (@JamesHavenss) November 15, 2018
The 'Cats are IMPRESSIVE tonight!— ESPN Radio Lexington (@ESPNRadioLex) November 15, 2018
PJ Washington is the early leader this season for bad calls going against him.— Derek Terry (@DerekSTerry) November 15, 2018
"Very nice anticipation"— UK Sports Network (@UKSportsNetwork) November 15, 2018
Tyler Herro dunk. Nice defense leads to the easiest basket of the season.
13 fouls from UND in this first half and they have the nerve to call timeout down 21 with 29.2 seconds left in the half pic.twitter.com/8529RMJ5yJ— Aaron Gershon (@agershon99) November 15, 2018
@ Tyler Herro pic.twitter.com/NCnSgx0KXu— Pat Duerr (@BBN_Forever) November 15, 2018
Ex-UK baseball star and Miami Marlins shortstop JT Riddle is the 'Y'— Mark Story (@markcstory) November 15, 2018
Damn. PJ Washington with a strong drive and running finish. Make it 15 points in 13 minutes.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) November 15, 2018
Free chicken biscuit after two missed FTs. Rupp goes nuts.— Ben Roberts (@BenRobertsHL) November 15, 2018
30-pt lead. I think this is what everyone was hoping to see.— ESPN Radio Lexington (@ESPNRadioLex) November 15, 2018
Nick Richards going all Isaac Humphries slamming the ball for a tech. Luckily it doesn't mean anything this time— Shaun T (@KentuckyShaunT) November 15, 2018
"PJ Washington has three threes and 20 points."— UK Sports Network (@UKSportsNetwork) November 15, 2018
For perspective, PJ made five threes his freshman season.
Did you guys know PJ stands for Pretty Jumper— Curtis Burch (@curtisburch) November 15, 2018
I’m waiting for PJ to rip a Jamal Murray arrow… #BBN— John Morgan Francis (@MonJorgan) November 15, 2018
This is wild. PJ Washington splashes another three, now 4 of 5 from deep, and has 23 points, 7 rebounds. First two games were not exactly good for the NBA Draft profile. This shooting display is.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) November 15, 2018
REBOUNDING MACHINE JONNY DAVID— KY Clips (@KY_Clips) November 15, 2018
This will get you old real fast.— Jamie Boggs (@jamiewboggs) November 15, 2018
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