The Kentucky Wildcats run away in their final exhibition game over Kentucky State, despite missing Oscar Tshiebwe, Sahvir Wheeler, and Daimion Collins.
The Wildcats controlled the entire game and put a much improved offense out on the floor. Cason Wallace was PG1 on Thursday night and did not disappoint in his debut running the show.
Kentucky looked fluid and playing a lot looser, like we saw in the Bahamas back in August.
After Sunday’s exhibition game, Calipari set a goal of of 80 points per game this season after a slow start. Tonight, they put up 61 points in the first half alone.
When Kentucky gets all three of Tshiebwe, Wheeler and Collins back, special things can happen.
That’ll do it for the pre-season. Kentucky opens the 2022-23 season at home on Monday against Howard.
Here’s what Twitter had to say about Kentucky’s performance:
Cason Wallace: Rim Protector pic.twitter.com/VfwNUHv1hg— Kentucky Men’s Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) November 4, 2022
Toppin will finish with 21 points (7-15 FG, 7-7 FT), 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks, 1 turnover in 30 minutes. Cats crack a hundo.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) November 4, 2022
It's 105-49 against Kentucky State with under 2 minutes to play.
So ESPN+ doesn’t show commercials and you get to hear @tomleachKY?— Big Blue Drew (@BigBlueDrew33) November 3, 2022
Why are we not begging for this option every broadcast?
Every ESPN/SEC Network game should have this option with Tom & Jack available on SECN+ https://t.co/lFoxEUU4qs— Nick Roush (@RoushKSR) November 3, 2022
Great performance by the Cats tonight in their 111-53 win. Offense looks awesome and I think we will see some real fun on this team with Cason at PG— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) November 4, 2022
And man CJ and Reeves can shoot
WE HAVE A POTENTIAL CATS BY 90 SITUATION— WT — Adou Thiero Fan Club (@WildcatsTongue) November 4, 2022
Kentucky State coach Jamaal Jackson, a KSU grad and KSU head coach the last seven years right down the road, says this is one of the best 3-point shooting teams he's seen at Kentucky. Cats hit 12 of 26 3s (46.2%) tonight. Wallace (2), Fredrick (3) and Reeves (5) all hit multiple.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) November 4, 2022
Not out of the realm of possibility that CJ Fredrick & Antonio Reeves both shoot 40%+ from 3 this season— Everything College Basketball (@ecbpodcast10) November 4, 2022
Really impressed with CJ Fredrick's passing tonight. Four assists so far in the first half.— Tyler Thompson (@MrsTylerKSR) November 3, 2022
I just keep thinking about how much last year's team could have used another shooter like CJ Fredrick.— Lee K. Howard (@HowardWKYT) November 3, 2022
Kentucky vs KSU Highlights pic.twitter.com/shlLmVbVSS— Rare Rookies #BBN (@rarerookies) November 4, 2022