By Lukas Witt
Kentucky took care of business in their home opener against Eastern Kentucky University 91-49. Nick Richards looked to be healthy as he finished with a double-double, 21 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks. Nate Sestina is settling in nicely at Kentucky as he had another big night finishing with 12 points and 11 rebounds, he continues to be the voice on the floor. Keion Brooks Jr. saw more playing time tonight and added 11 points and 8 rebounds in 21 minutes. Ashton Hagans shows why he is on the Wooden Award watch list, and continues to be a match-up problem and creates crafty moves to get to the hoop, he finished with 11 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Immanuel Quickley’s early season play shows just how much work he has put in this offseason and continues to be a contributor offensively and defensively, his confidence is at a whole new level, tonight he had 16 points and 5 assists. We saw a little of the explosive Khalil Whitney as he had a monster jam at the end of the game. EJ Montgomery was a no go tonight with a reported ankle injury, it is said he should be good to return early next week as the Cats take on Evansville at home on Tuesday, November 12 @7 pm, it can be seen on SEC Network.
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