After Friday’s alarming first half vs. ETSU, it was good to see the Cats handle an opponent easily from the start. After 20 minutes of play, Kentucky leads Troy 41-25.
Eight Cats scored, led by Wenyen Gabriel with eight points and Kevin Knox with seven. Even better, Hamidou Diallo has a team-high seven rebounds, a promising stat that earned him some praise from John Calipari at halftime. After some criticism about his performance in the first four games, Nick Richards even got off to a hot start, grabbing four rebounds in the opening minutes of the game.
All that being said, Kentucky had a pretty long scoring drought towards the end of the half and, for some reason, Brad Calipari went in at the 10-minute mark. Did Cal forget to tell Ellen the team was coming over for Thanksgiving or something?
Here’s the box score: