Nick Richard brings toughness to Kentucky win against Mt. St. Mary’s

Nick Richards in control tonight (photo credit KSR – Michael Huang)

By Lukas Witt (11 years old)

Kentucky wins their second straight tonight against Mount Saint Mary’s 82-62 at home. The Cats got out to quick start as Junior Nick Richards threw down two dunks within the opening minutes and he didn’t stop there in his 33 minutes of play finishing with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 3 blocks and took a charge late in the game. Richards was much more physical tonight and showed flashes of dominance, he will need to keep that momentum as they head into the holiday stretch of play. Ashton Hagans continues to show why he is one of the top point guards in the country as he finished with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Let’s not forget about Sophomore guard Immanuel Quickley who missed the last game with a chest injury he received in practice, he once again looked like his old self and put up big numbers in a hurry as he has 13 point in just 22 minutes of play. EJ Montgomery was back on the court tonight after missing 3 games with an ankle injury and proved he might just be the missing piece if he can stay out of foul trouble, he finished 7 points and 6 rebound in just 15 minutes tonight. The Cats dominated in the assist department tonight with 20 to just 8 for the Mountaineers, Kentucky made it to the line 18 times tonight knocking down 16 for 88.9%, Cal has to be happy with the increased 3-point percentage as well. The Cats only get one day off as they prepare to take on the Lamar Cardinals at home on Sunday, November 24th at Rupp, game time is 6pm and can be viewed on SECNetwork.

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