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Sunday Headlines: Kentucky crushes Kansas Edition

Who could’ve predicted an 18-point win at Allen Fieldhouse for the Cats?

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NCAA Basketball: Kentucky at Kansas Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

A handful of people predicted that the No. 12 Kentucky Wildcats would upset the No. 5 Kansas Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse Saturday, but no one could’ve predicted the 18-point blowout road win John Calipari’s Cats earned.

The Wildcats handed Bill Self, who has been the head coach at Kansas since 2003, just his 16th home loss Saturday as they rolled to an 80-62 win as part of the Big 12/SEC challenge.

Keion Brooks scored a career-high 27 points in the Wildcat win, while Oscar Tshiebwe continued to build his national player of the year resume by recording yet another double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds.

On defense, Kentucky shutdown Kansas’ national player of the year candidate Ochai Agbaji by holding him to 13 points, two rebounds and three assists.

The win at Allen Fieldhouse was the first for Kentucky since 1983 and snapped a four-game losing streak in Lawrence.

Kentucky figures to crack the top 10 of Monday’s New AP Poll and are now fully established as a national champion favorite just one year after posting their worst season in recent memory.

Tweets of the Day:

A well deserved big locker room celebration for the Cats.

So that’s what got into Keion Brooks last night.


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