Monk scored 30 of his 33 points in the second half and Kentucky blew past Florida for a 76-66 victory to claim first place in the SEC Saturday. The Cats got the job done without De’Aaron Fox who was out with a sore knee. A slow start out of the gate had fans worried the whoopin round two was en route, but the Cats fought back and showed resilience to get a win in Rupp.
Bam finished with 18 points and 15 rebounds, for his second straight double-double. Dominique led us in minutes on the court with 37 and played a valuable part in the comeback with 6 boards, 4 assists and just one turnover. UK outrebounded the Gators 48-30, coming just a few weeks after being trounced on the boards in Gainesville by 25. It was a fun day to be in Rupp with Monk being Monk, he now is just 97 points away from catching Jamal Murray’s freshman record of 720 points in a season. He’s going to catch him, at this point it’s just how much he’s going to break the record by. Blessed we are, Cats fans.
Winners of 6 straight games. Here are your updated SEC Standings:
Down go the Zags
On Senior Day in Spokane, Gonzaga tripped up in the last game of the conference season and blew a 10-point second half lead to lose to BYU 79-71. The Zags moved to 29-1 on the season with last night’s loss, and the question going forward for them is if they are still deserving of being left on the 1-seed line. Nigel Williams-Goss is one heck of a competitor, but it’s still hard to believe they’re one of the best four teams in the nation right now. Get ’em outta here.
UK Women’s basketball ends regular season play at No. 7 South Carolina
Today at 2 p.m. UK plays their final regular season game of the year, and they’ll be trying to pick up their second win over a top-10 team within 4 days. UK beat third-ranked Mississippi State on Thursday night at Memorial, and they’ve been riding a 5-game win streak into this game today. The last team they lost to was this same Gamecock squad by double-digits at home in early February.
The Cats are the hottest team in the SEC right now, and we will find out if they have what it takes to knock off South Carolina in Colonial Life Arena today at 2 p.m. on ESPNU.
The Oscars 2017
If she’s 48, I’m 48 too. What’s 26 years anyway, age is just a number right? Very much so looking forward to finding my lady on the Red Carpet.
Jimmy Kimmel is the host for the 89th Academy Awards, the most exciting night in Hollywood. Justin Timberlake, John Legend, Sting, and Lin-Manuel Miranda will all be performing during the awards, and The Oscar’s opening ceremony Live from the Red Carpet begins at 7 ET. Don’t miss out.