The Kentucky Wildcats cruised to a victory over Stonehill College on Friday night and put up 101 points in the process.
That has been the trend to start the year for the Cats as compared to the last few seasons. The offensive style John Calipari has rolled out is completely different. Playing with pace in transition and spacing the floor with a 5-out concept, Kentucky is knocking down threes at a high rate and is getting to the rim consistently.
The Cats have started the season putting up 81 points or more through the first four games and joined some elite company when it comes to that offensive statistic.
According to Corey Price of the UK Sports Network, this UK team joins the 1992-93 team as the only Kentucky team in the last 50 years to score 81 points plus through the first four games.
Over the last 50 years, seasons in which @KentuckyMBB has scored at least 81 points in each of their first 4 games:— Corey Price (@coreyp08) November 18, 2023
The special thing through the start of this year has been the chemistry that seems to be developing at a quick rate. With a high assist-to-turnover rate, the Cats are showcasing elite ball movement to get quality looks each time down the floor.
Add in the number of 3-point attempts they are attempting (and making), and the average points per game could end up being the highest of the Coach Calipari era.
Let’s hope they keep this up, and if so, it should be a fun season all the way into March (and hopefully April).