UK Pounds Morehouse by 85 [VIDEO]
10-0. 16-0. 29-0. Those were some of the runs the Kentucky Wildcats had against Morehouse College in Monday night’s exhibition game. Kentucky unloaded on the Maroon Tigers with a 125-40 win that made head coach John Calipari very happy. No, he’s not an ogre, he’s just pleased that the ‘Cats responded to directives and came out and played well. Uh, forgive the understatement. UK shot nearly 73% and a ton of Wildcats scored in double figures. I think even the equipment manager put up 10. Freshman Kyle Wiltjer was the scoring leader with 26, followed by Terrence Jones with 22, Anthony Davis with 21, Doron Lamb and Marquis Teague with 12 each, and Darius Miller and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist with 11 apiece. By my count, that’s every significant returning player and all the freshmen. Now, it’s best to put this in perspective. It’s an exhibition game against a Division Something Other Than One opponent. And Morehouse isn’t a very big team. And, by big, I mean tall. When Kentucky begins regular season play and the opposition is stacked with high quality post players, we’ll likely see a different story unfold. North Carolina, for example, is flush in the frontcourt. And every college basketball fan with a pulse has December 3rd circled on the calendar. That’s when the Tar Heels visit Rupp Arena for what will likely be a #1 vs. #2 extravaganza. And along the way, the ‘Cats will do very well not to look ahead to that marquee matchup and, instead, concentrate on the business at hand–Marist comes to Lexington for the season opener this Saturday, and as early as next Tuesday, November 15, the ‘Cats will travel to Madison Square Garden to take on none other than the Kansas Jayhawks. It’s college basketball season, people. I hope I can contain myself. And I hope UK fans are reasonable enough to understand that last night was likely the only night (or day) we’ll see an 85-point margin of victory. 85?!? Geez!