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Twitter reactions to Kentucky’s SEC opening win over Mizzou

The Cats win and Nick Richards dominates, but Ashton Hagans suffers an injury.

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The Kentucky Wildcats open SEC play with a win over the Missouri Tigers, 71-59. However, they may be without Ashton Hagans for quite some time, as he left the game late with an apparent lower-leg injury.

The story of the game? Nick Richards dominated the game whenever he was on the court. Richards had 17 points in the first half of the game and was the primary source of offense for the Wildcats. Richards finished with 21 points, 12 rebounds, and four blocks after he fouled out with a little under four minutes left in the game.

Immanuel Quickley also had himself a night, scoring a career-high 21 points and hitting four shots from behind the line.

Kentucky also played their best defense of the season, totaling six blocks and holding Mizzou to around 38% shooting.

Kentucky goes on the road against Georgia on Tuesday, who just beat No. 9 Memphis earlier today. Let’s hope for good news on Hagans.

Here’s what social media had to say:

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