The Kentucky Wildcats get a good road conference win by going down into Athens and handing it to the Georgia Bulldogs in another good defensive performance by the Wildcats. Kentucky held their opponent to under 50 points for the second straight game.
Ashton Hagans has been making his case as the Wildcats’ best player for the past four games, putting up yet another fantastic game with 23 points in his homecoming game.
Not to be negative Nancy about the game, but Keldon Johnson had zero points during the entire game with a big road game at Auburn looming. If Kentucky wants even a shot of beating the Tigers in Auburn, Keldon Johnson has to show up for that game.
That being said, Kentucky gets a road win in conference play. Any road win in the SEC is a good win. Here’s what social media had to say:
(I'm starting to think John Calipari knows how to coach point guards.)— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) January 16, 2019
Ashton Hagans getting steals tonight pic.twitter.com/lt9jNqBXZH— KY Clips (@KY_Clips) January 16, 2019
Swear Ashton Hagans could steal the Declaration of Independence from Nicolas Cage— Barstool UK (@BarstoolUK) January 16, 2019
Ashton Hagans is emerging for Kentucky at PG the same way Shai Gilgeous-Alexander did a year ago. Wildcats now have an alpha at the most important position. Rout Georgia in Athens. #BBN— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) January 16, 2019
After Eddie Gran turned down Georgia, one UK fan had the perfect sign that made Georgia even saltier:
DawgNation reporting Georgia never offered Ashton Hagans a scholarship— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) January 16, 2019
Ashton Hagans— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) January 16, 2019
23 pts (9-18 FG) (4-5 FT)
New career high
Six straight games with 3+ steals pic.twitter.com/RBePZTpocl
I’ve had more fun watching Ashton Hagans improve over the past month than I’ve had watching Kentucky Basketball in a while. Maybe the De’Aaron Fox/Malik Monk run in March 2017?— Tyler Thompson (@MrsTylerKSR) January 16, 2019
Using a screen and trying to crossover Ashton Hagans on his heels and he still ends up with the ball has to be demoralizing. pic.twitter.com/XHK9WlFYV3— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) January 16, 2019
I admire Georgia fans’ dedication to booing Hagans every time he touches the ball despite being down by 18— Ian Teasley (@ianteasley) January 16, 2019
Keldon Johnson had ZERO points and we won an SEC road game by 20...— KY Clips (@KY_Clips) January 16, 2019
Sneaky excellent game by Tyler Herro: 12 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 1 turnover. He has quietly become a pretty good rebounder and continues to be a very opportunistic (if not very consistent) defender.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) January 16, 2019
Second semester sophomore Nik Richards. YAKKA— Tom Hart (@tom_hart) January 16, 2019
John Calipari walked by as we were interviewing Nick Richards. He kept telling Nick how proud of him he is.— Shawn Smith (@gbbcountry) January 16, 2019
Ashton Hagans returns home to Georgia and finishes with a career high.— Not Jerry Tipton (@NotJerryTipton) January 16, 2019
I really hope these dudes who announced his high school games were in the building. pic.twitter.com/eNIuqHq3jh
Ashton Hagans was home so he had to try to put on a show. Mission accomplished. pic.twitter.com/0XNuUob4LE— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) January 16, 2019
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