Malik Monk did not have a great night to say the least, going 5-14 from the floor (0-3 from three) for 14 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 turnovers. It was a frustrating night for the freshman phenom, who tried to do too much on a night when his shots just weren’t falling. Afterwards, De’Aaron Fox said that even though it wasn’t Malik’s night, you can’t tell him to stop shooting, because more often than not, they’ll go in.
“I tell him keep shooting,” Fox said of Monk. “I hope no Kentucky fan would tell Malik to stop shooting. I definitely won’t. He’s a scorer and the shots will start falling.”
Fox took over the game at the end, finishing with a team-high 21 points. As he said, tonight, he was the one with the hot hand in the second half.
“Whoever has the hot hand is the one who does it. Malik has done it. Isaiah has done it. Tonight was my night.”
Keep shooting, Malik.