The Kentucky Wildcats get a much-needed rebound win over South Carolina State, 106-63. It was a confidence boosting win ahead of Sunday, when the ‘Cats will travel to Spokane for a date with Gonzaga.
Propelled by CJ Fredrick, Kentucky’s offense was clicking after a disappointing performance against Michigan State on Tuesday. Fredrick had 17.
Other notable scorers include Chris Livingston with 13, Antonio Reeves with 11, and Oscar Tshiebwe’s double-double streak comes to an end as he has just 6 points and 7 rebounds, however he did play limited minutes.
The Wildcats shot 10-24 from long-range tonight, a slight increase from Tuesday at 41%.
Steals and blocks continued to be a strong suit for Kentucky, with nine a piece tonight. Kentucky also had 25 assists on 39 made field goals, a number fans like to see. Wheeler led the way with 10 dimes.
Up next: A date with the 2-1 Gonzaga Bulldogs at the Spokane Arena on Sunday.
Antonio Reeves is a Pro pic.twitter.com/hGChrlljBt— Rare Rookies #BBN (@rarerookies) November 18, 2022
Sahvir Wheeler...— Brandon Ramsey (@BRamseyKSR) November 18, 2022
8 assists. 0 turnovers.
Make it 11 assists (and zero turnovers) for Sahvir Wheeler, who has just 2 points and has taken just 3 shots.— Ben Roberts (@BenRobertsHL) November 18, 2022
Kentucky 84, South Carolina State 48. 6:32 left
Oscar Tshiebwe SEC 6th man of the year— fable (@fablesburner) November 18, 2022
Note to John Calipari please keep CJ Fredrick and Antonio Reeves on the floor together. Kentucky is so much better.— Wildcat Blue Nation (@WildcatBlueNatn) November 18, 2022
Oscar Tshiebwe saw his streak of 17 straight double-doubles come to an end in limited minutes off the bench for Kentucky tonight. He had 6 points and 7 rebounds in 14 minutes of action.— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) November 18, 2022
i really hope we give Chris a longer leash as the season goes on.— KG (I am Hell) (@__NotKG) November 18, 2022
Sahvir Wheeler up to 10 assists with no turnovers. He has a team-best +32. Wheeler's not a problem.— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) November 18, 2022
If CJ Fredrick is going to keep turning down so many 3-point attempts he needs to come out of the game and be told he will not play if he doesn't SHOOT THE BALL!!!— Brandon Ramsey (@BRamseyKSR) November 18, 2022
What a weak ass technical call on Jacob Toppin there ... that was ridiculous— Vaughts' Views (@vaughtsviews) November 18, 2022
Jacob Toppin just did the "You got dunked on" motion after a Lance Ware dunk and receives a technical foul. Cats up 35 points with 6 minutes left.— Ben Roberts (@BenRobertsHL) November 18, 2022
All 11 scholarship players scored at least 6 points for Kentucky tonight.— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) November 18, 2022
.@KentuckyMBB tonight had their largest margin of victory in a game immediately following an overtime loss (43 points) since November 21st, 2000 vs. Jacksonville State (won by 43 points after losing to UCLA in overtime)— Corey Price (@coreyp08) November 18, 2022
— Kentucky Men’s Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) November 18, 2022
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