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Antonio Reeves, Reed Sheppard, and Kentucky set records in beatdown of Cards

The Cats throttled the Cards Thursday.

Antonio Reeves Drew Brown - A Sea Of Blue

The Kentucky Wildcats have one of the most exciting young rosters in the NCAA.

They have big men that can run the floor and sharpshooters that can drain from deep. Mixed in there as well as a slew of athletic, playmaking guards that have consistently got the job done this season, and this team is fun to watch.

Against the Louisville Cardinals, just days after the Cats took down a then top-10 North Carolina Tar Heels team, Kentucky exploded with 95 points, a record for a Cardinals opponent at the KFC Yum! Center.

In addition, Antonio Reeves, who scored 22 points in the opening 20 minutes, finished with 30 points, the most points a Kentucky player has ever had vs. Louisville under John Calipari.

Also, that was the most first-half points ever by a UK play against the Cards.

It wasn’t just one player, though.

For most of the season, it has been an array of talented prospects light up the scoreboard. Against Louisville, Reeves led the way with 30, and he was followed up by Tre Mitchell, who had 18 points and 12 rebounds.

Five Wildcats went into double figures, with Reed Sheppard having one of the most impressive nights, ending with 11 points and 11 assists. Justin Edwards had 13, and Rob Dillingham ended with 12.

Speaking of Sheppard, he actually broke the assists record for a UK player against UofL.

It was an impressive all-around performance from the Cats, who got a combined four points from Aaron Bradshaw and DJ Wagner. When everything clicks for this team, they will be one of the best in the country, if not the best.