By Lukas Witt (11 years old)
I had a court-side view to watch the Kentucky Wildcats take on the Lamar Cardinals at Rupp Arena. The Cats started out hot as they went on a 10-0 run but the middle of the half produced sloppy play, but they quickly got back on track and at the half the score was 41-21 in favor of Kentucky. Four Wildcats finished in double figures. Nick Richards played major minutes tonight with 35 and had another double-double scoring 10 points and grabbing 13 boards while swatting 7 shots, yes 7! Immanuel Quickley had another big night with 11 points, 3 assists and 2 steals in only 19 minutes of play. Sophomore Guard Ashton Hagans was in control from the tip and was an assist away from his own double-double; he finished with 15 points and 9 assists in 32 minutes. Tyrese Maxey was all over the court, at one point he saved an overthrown pass that was going out of bounds all the way back to half court to Ashton Hagans. On the offensive end he got hot and hit three 3-point baskets in a row and blocked a shot, he finished with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. One player to keep your eyes on is Keion Brooks Jr. he continues to get better each game and gets 9 points and 3 rebounds tonight. Kentucky comes up big tonight with a final score of 81-56, up next University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) on Friday, November 29th at 7pm, you can watch on the SECNetwork.