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Highlights, MVP, and Twitter reactions from Cats’ fun win over Stonehill

Is Reed Sheppard already Kentucky’s best player?

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How about that offense?

The Kentucky Wildcats found it difficult to miss in their 101-67 victory over Stonehill on Friday night. The Cats shot the lights out for a majority of the game and continued to run an efficient offense with limited turnovers — ALL positives for UK fans.

Stonehill came out of the gate with a quick 8-2 lead in less than two minutes, but Kentucky quickly flipped the switch and took control of the next 18 minutes to lead 58-37 at the half.

Stonehill also started the second half on fire, putting together an 8-0 run to cut Kentucky’s lead down to 13. It wasn’t just Stonehill’s offense, though, as Kentucky missed their first four shots of the second period to play a part in Stonehill’s run.

But it didn’t take long for Reed Sheppard and company to once again take control of the game with their red-hot shooting.

Kentucky would cruise to the finish line and bounce back from their loss to Kansas, improving to 3-1 on the season. They’ll next take the court on Monday against Saint Joseph’s. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 PM ET with television coverage on the SEC Network.

Box Score



Big Blue Nation is still falling in love with Reed Sheppard, and there are many reasons why. One of those is that he very well could be Kentucky’s best player. He’s so impactful when he steps on the court for Kentucky. He had the best game of any Wildcat on Friday night, with his hot shooting starting in the first half.

Sheppard made all four of his 3-point attempts for 12 points and dished out five assists without a turnover. He continued his stellar play in the second half, finishing the game with 25 points on 9/10 shooting, seven assists, three rebounds, two blocks, three steals, and a team-high +42.

The freshman guard continues to prove he’s an elite shooter and the crafty, all-around player fans love. It’s pretty clear he’s going to continue to do a lot of great things for his team as the year continues to unfold.

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