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Twitter reactions from Kentucky’s win over Miles College

It wasn’t pretty, but the Cats won thanks in large part to their improved shooting from deep.

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The Kentucky Wildcats took home the win in their final exhibition game on Friday night, as they defeated Miles College 80-71.

As I did some research earlier this week, one thing that stood out is that since Fred Waston took over as the head coach of the Golden Bears, they have been a big-time Division II program. They have posted a 55-14 record over the last three seasons and proved they were legit tonight. His team wasn't afraid of the spotlight all throughout and especially in the first half, as they took the lead into halftime 46-39.

The first half for Kentucky was absolutely one to forget. The defense continued to show some cause for concern, and the frontcourt... well let’s just say it has to be better, or Paolo Banchero and Mark Williams of Duke are going to have a field day on Tuesday night.

Then the second half was a whole other story. Primarily the Sahvir Wheeler story.

The Georgia Bulldogs transfer provided the spark this team needed to get it together on both ends of the floor. Whether it be his on-ball pressure defensively or pushing in transition, Wheeler showed just how important and how great of a fit he is for the style this team is looking to play this season.

This team has some work to do on defense, but it pretty obvious this could be one of the better offensive teams of the Cal era. The chemistry between players is there, and they can absolutely shoot the lights out between TyTy Washington, Kellan Grady, and Dontaie Allen. Once they add in CJ Fredrick it is going to get scary. We are used to seeing slugfest defensive games since Calipari took over, but it seems that this year the theme will be to out-run their opponents.

Kentucky will head to the Big Apple as they have a date with Duke on Tuesday in Madison Square Garden. Tip off is scheduled for 9:30 pm EST.

Now, let's take a look at what twitter had to say all throughout tonight’s victory:

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