Going on the road and winning in the SEC is never an easy task when you’re Kentucky, which makes Kentucky’s victory in Athens last night that much more meaningful.
Time and time again, we’ve seen that when Kentucky comes to town, it brings a new level of competitiveness to surface with the home team and the game ends up much closer than expected or Kentucky gets upset.
Despite an off night from Keldon Johnson, who did not score, the Wildcats picked up the victory behind a strong effort from Ashton Hagans (23 points, 4 assists, 3 steals) returning back to his home state and strong supporting efforts from Nick Richards, who led the team in rebounding (7, tied with Tyler Herro) and also played strong defense, blocking three shots.
Overall, anytime Kentucky can pick up a road win in conference, it’s a solid victory. Georgia isn’t a top team in the SEC and probably not an NCAA Tournament team, but road wins can’t be taken for granted.
Tweets of the Day
I'll say this for Kentucky: Theyre 3-1 in the SEC with basically two guys (Ashton Hagans, Nick Richards) playing to their potential. Defense is much better. If they can just get 1-2 guys going offensively (Herro/Keldon Johnson) look out. Cats are RIGHT on the cusp of breaking out— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) January 16, 2019
Where would this team be without Ashton Hagans?
Swear Ashton Hagans could steal the Declaration of Independence from Nicolas Cage— Barstool UK (@BarstoolUK) January 16, 2019
Watch your back, Nicolas Cage.
Ashton Hagans doesn’t let taunts get to him - Herald Leader
It was a tough environment for Hagans to walk back into.
Hagans puts on a show as Kentucky cruises - Courier Journal
Kentucky’s point guard put his team on his back in the second half.
Cal loved what Nick Richards brought to the table - Kentucky Sports Radio
Richards immediately made an impact defensively and his coach noticed his effort.
Gerald Fitch has high school jersey retired - Cats Pause
The ceremony took place last night for the former UK star.
The story behind UK cheerleader’s amazing flips - Herald Leader
Josh Marsh always captivates an audience.
Cody Parkey could be on the way out in Chicago - Yahoo
Honestly, it was hard to see a scenario where he comes back to the Bears.
Big name NFL players who could be cut this offseason - Bleacher Report
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Scottie Pippen thinks Zion Williamson should shut it down for the season - The Jump
Pippen thinks that Zion should just focus on the NBA Draft.
Michigan offers seventh grade QB - ESPN
It is very rare these situations actually work out.
NFL teams not sold on Kyler Murray’s future in baseball - Yahoo
Some NFL teams aren’t so certain that Murray is a sure-fire MLB prospect.
The inside story of Maori Davenport’s return - ESPN
A cool feature about the Alabama high school senior who has came under a national spotlight.