Immanuel Quickley, who shot 8/12 from three and poured in 30 points, surpassing his career high which he just set last Saturday with 27 against Florida. Quickley constantly kept getting open looks and he made the most of them. Also, he is the ultimate crowd-silencer.
This all came after a very quiet night for Nick Richards, but also a solid outing from EJ Montgomery who reached double-digit rebounds.
A good win for Kentucky, who hosts No. 15 Auburn on Saturday for a chance to clinch at least a share of the SEC regular-season crown.
Here’s what social media had to say:
Remember when @IQ_GodSon wasn't a member of the 25-point club?— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) February 26, 2020
Neither do we. That's two such games in four days.
Our guy is, well, you see. https://t.co/632eC9GMXO #PickQuick pic.twitter.com/ZxMXVsKDcH
I am voting Immanuel Quickley for President— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) February 26, 2020
Immanuel Quickley is in position to be SEC Player of the Year and Kentucky has won seven straight.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) February 26, 2020
The best national title contender that no one's talking about plays at Rupp Arena.
Cats over A&M in College Station.#BBN
Immanuel Quickley has entered the 8th level of Consciousness pic.twitter.com/5DcdW9EiHG— . (@LilJoeBHall) February 26, 2020
Immanuel Quickley is becoming one of the great stories of the John Calipari era. Averaged five points per game last year. Multiple schools reached out in the off-season trying to convince him to transfer. He stayed. And might end up as SEC Player of the Year because of it.— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) February 26, 2020
Go ahead and overnight that SEC Player of the Year trophy to Lexington.— Drew Franklin (@DrewFranklinKSR) February 26, 2020
Big. Balls. Quickley.— Bobby Reagan (@BarstoolReags) February 26, 2020
Immanuel Quickley could become a member of this elite club tonight. The record for most threes in a game in Kentucky Basketball history is 10 (Jodie Meeks vs. Tennessee) pic.twitter.com/ZaOqN67sfJ— Tyler Thompson (@MrsTylerKSR) February 26, 2020
Still didn’t know Hagans had this in his bag pic.twitter.com/IHms1yq4Tx— KY Clips (@KY_Clips) February 26, 2020
Immanuel Quickley sacrificed his summer and invested a ton of time practicing his 3pt shot. He watched film, played PICK-UP ball with Markelle Fultz and older guys. A healthy combination. Great work habits developed since HS. @IQ_GodSon @jidesodipo— Paul Biancardi (@PaulBiancardi) February 26, 2020
I gotta tell ya, coaches who fetishize taking charges ... barf. No thanks.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) February 26, 2020
I have no need to see a camera constantly on Buzz Williams pic.twitter.com/7nxB79S7eb— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) February 26, 2020
Kentucky playing so well right Joe Lunardi just dropped us to a 5 seed— KY Clips (@KY_Clips) February 26, 2020
Immanuel Quickley is the first Kentucky player with 8 made 3s in a game since Malik Monk vs. North Carolina on Dec. 17, 2016.— TheCatsPause247 (@TheCatsPause247) February 26, 2020