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Wednesday Headlines: Oscar Tshiebwe Edition

A career-best for Oscar Tshiebwe.

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Oscar Tshiebwe Isamu Haynes-Sunayama - Sea of Blue

It’s safe to say that for the most part of the Kentucky Wildcats’ first 17 games this season, reigning National Player of the Year Oscar Tshiebwe looked like a shell of himself. Even head coach John Calipari publicly challenged Tshiebwe earlier this week.

For those of you who watched or at least checked the box score from last night’s game, you know that Tshiebwe more than answered the call from his head coach. In case anyone missed Tuesday night’s action vs. the Georgia Bulldogs, Tshiebwe had a night to remember.

37 points, 24 rebounds and three steals in 38 minutes of action. That’s what Tshiebwe gave his team in an 85-71, comeback win over the Bulldogs. His 37 points were a career-high, while his 24 rebounds were a season-high.

Kentucky’s star big man was efficient in making the most of his opportunities, shooting 60% from the field and 72% from the free-throw line. He was simply unstoppable on the offensive end, and it was clear that his defense improved compared to recent games, too.

Now, Kentucky needs Tshiebwe to continue full speed ahead in leading his team as the next 10 days of their schedule unravel.

The Wildcats will host a gritty Texas A&M team on Saturday, followed by a road matchup at Vanderbilt next Tuesday before hosting No. 2 Kansas next Saturday in Lexington.

Tweet of the Day

This was too good to pass up.


Lots to Love in Wildcats Win Over Bulldogs - Vaught’s Views

This team is surging in the right direction.

2023 NBA trade deadline: Eastern Conference deal predictions - ESPN

Which players will be on the move?

Looks like PG torch has been passed to Cason Wallace - Vaught’s Views

He’s certainly earned it with his play at both ends.

2023 NFL divisional playoff picks - CBS Sports

Who are you taking this weekend?

Top Plays: Kentucky’s Highlights vs. Georgia - KSR

Lots of Oscar Tshiebwe here.

Excessive speed cited as cause of UGA FB player crash - USA Today

Just such a tragic story.

No. 13 Wildcats stun No. 2 Jayhawks in OT - CBS Sports

What a thriller this was.

Titans hiring 49ers’ Ran Carthon as GM, sources say - ESPN

Good hire for Tennessee?