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Twitter reactions to Kentucky’s win over Georgia Tech

A great win to kick off a challenging December stretch, and the football Cats showed off their Governor’s Cup trophy.

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The Kentucky Wildcats returned to the hardwood Saturday, as they faced their first Power 5 team since Michigan State, as the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets made the trip to Rupp.

On the strength of their defense,the Wildcats were able to improve to 8-1 on the season with a 67-53 win.

One name of note coming back to Rupp was Bubba Parham who knocked down 10 threes and went for 35 points in 2018 when he played for VMI.

The Cats and the Jackets came out strong in the first half as each team shot at least 50% from the field.

However, it was a big half for Ashton Hagans as he tallied 11 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds and 2 steals while shooting 5/6 from the field.

Kentucky came out very strong in the second half as they quickly extended their lead to 12.

Georgia Tech would go away as they answered the Cats’ run and cut the lead back down to 3. That’s when Kentucky’s defense really put the clamps down, holding the Jackets to just 12 points over the final 13:48 of game time, reminding everyone this team can be elite defensively.

In the end, Hagans was able to play a very solid game going for 21 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals as he continues to be the Cats’ best player.

Also, the football team was honored during the game as they brought out the Governor’s Cup trophy following their third win over Louisville in four years. A great day to be a Wildcat indeed.

Here is what Twitter had to say about the win.

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