With the win, the Cats will now be the No. 1 team in the country when the new top 25 rankings are released on Monday.
Once again, the Cats put together an outstanding defensive performance in their 91-49 win over EKU.
They held the Colonels to 25% shooting and forced them to turn it over 21 times.
This was a game that Kentucky was able to take advantage of their size in the frontcourt and that is why the MVP is, Nick Richards.
Richards backed up his solid performance against Michigan State with a dominating performance tonight as he recorded a double-double. He finished with 21 points, 10 rebounds, 4 blocks, and 1 assist while shooting 10/11 from the floor.
Richards is going to be a big factor in the success of this team as he is the main rim protector. If he continues to play at a high level, then this team will be hard to beat, and Richards will have a real shot to chase his NBA dreams next year.
It really is special watching Richards blossom into the player has has become.
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