There’s been one constant this season for the Kentucky Wildcats and head coach John Calipari — Oscar Tshiebwe dominating basketball games. Despite Kentucky’s season opening loss to Duke in the Champions Classic, Tshiebwe was an unstoppable force down low and has sustained that momentum over the team’s last two wins at home to get above .500 at 2-1.
After Tuesday night’s blowout win over Mount Saint Mary’s, Tshiebwe is now averaging more than 18 points and as many rebounds per game. He’s been a one-man-wrecking-crew for the opposition and now appears to be making his jump-shots — a true nightmare for future Kentucky opponents.
Kentucky big Oscar Tshiebwe dominated in the paint tonight.— B/R Hoops (@brhoops) November 17, 2021
Tshiebwe is averaging 18.3 points and 18.6 boards per game so far this season @Oscartshiebwe34 pic.twitter.com/m1PpPzVqli
Tshiebwe made five jump-shots on Tuesday night and while it’s early in the season, it appears that Calipari intends to “let Oscar be Oscar.” What an exciting thought.
Look out if Oscar Tshiebwe hits that jumper consistently. Calipari has been talking about how well Oscar shoots the ball.— Shawn Smith (@gbbcountry) November 17, 2021
Again, it’s early in the season. But this year’s team appears to be one of Calipari’s better shooting teams since coming to Kentucky over a decade ago. If Tshiebwe can consistently knock down his mid-range jumper, the opposing defense will have to allocate even more attention to him which will free up other Wildcats to make shots within the offense.
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Stephen Curry has 3 games with at least 9 made three-pointers this season. The rest of the NBA has 1 such game combined (Patty Mills).— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 17, 2021
Curry recorded his 37th career game with at least 9 made threes. The next 5 players on the list have 34 such games combined. pic.twitter.com/JKkWLB8k8m
The skinny kid from Davidson.
Lots of Oscar Tshiebwe here.
Will we see some shakeup next week?
Thankfully Kentucky has quality depth.
How do you rebound from giving up a fifty burger to Kansas?
Shoutout Zan Payne.
This seems like a bad idea.
If you were Riley, would you leave Oklahoma for the SEC?
Second straight blowout loss for LA.
This is odd, right?