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This Kentucky team is hitting their strides at the right time as March has now arrived. We have seen an impressive transformation on both ends of the court during this winning streak. The improved passing, the consistent scoring from Kevin Knox, the confidence from Hamidou Diallo, the ridiculous rebounding from Jarred Vanderbilt, and the defensive intensity have all gone to another level. Sure they had some lapses defensively against Ole Miss, but overall the past few games have been much improved. A 96-78 win against the Rebels is quite a way to head into the final game of the regular season. Let’s take a look back at the win through KSR photographer, Dr. Michael Huang:
The last few games Kentucky has combined for 53 assists including 19 against the Rebels. A big reason for that is the Kentucky point guard play which has been outstanding. Against Ole Miss, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander accounted for 10 of those 19 assists (25 assists the past few games) and almost had a triple-double with 17 points and seven rebounds. Quade Green was terrific scoring 18 points, his most in conference play, to go along with four assists.
Following a team meeting and extra work in the gym, these guys have clearly bought in and realized that in order to succeed they have to get it done as a team. They went through a rough scoring stretch during the losing streak, but after last night’s win that is now four straight games with five players in double figures. As Coach Cal says, when you sacrifice for each other you all eat. The team has taken off with postseason play right around the corner.
Kentucky next travels to Gainesville for the final game of the regular season before it’s time to head to St. Louis for the SEC Tournament. For now, check out complete game photos on KSR’s Facebook page: