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Karl-Anthony Towns makes history while breaking Timberwolves’ single-game scoring record

A big night for the former Wildcat.

Charlotte Hornets v Minnesota Timberwolves Photo by David Berding/Getty Images

The Kentucky Wildcats dominate the NBA at the moment. With plenty of high-level players across the league, one former Cat last night made history for one Western Conference franchise.

Karl Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves took on the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, and KAT decided to join Joel Embiid in the history books, as both players scored above 60 points on the night. It was the first time since 1978 that two players scored 60+ points on the same night.

Unfortunately for Towns and the Timberwolves, they came up just short, falling to the Hornets, 128-125.

Towns finished with 62 points on 21/35 shooting and 10/15 from three. He also added eight rebounds and two assists.

Towns also made Kentucky Basketball history with his performance. According to Corey Price of the UK Sports Network, Towns became the first player in the program to have multiple 60+ points games in the NBA.

John Calipari and his staff have consistently produced elite NBA talent since they arrived in Lexington, and due to that fact, they will continue to pull in elite high school players each year.

This Kentucky team also features six or seven players who will enter the league next season, adding to the overall total of former UK players in the league.

Congrats to KAT on a historic night!

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