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Flashback Friday: Malik Monk’s 47 points vs. North Carolina

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Kentucky Basketball is currently depressing, so why don’t we reminisce about better times? You know, when Kentucky could actually make three-pointers.

With tomorrow’s game vs. Ohio State happening at T-Mobile Arena, let’s flash back to December 17, 2016, when Malik Monk scored 47 points in Kentucky’s 103-100 win over North Carolina, including the game-winning three. Monk hit 18 of 28 shots, including 8 of 12 3-point attempts. Only Duke’s Dick Groat (48 points) in 1952 has scored more against the Tar Heels.

Monk’s 47 points remain the most ever made by a Kentucky freshman. His shot chart was a thing of beauty:

“If you watched that game, if you never liked basketball, you’re going to start liking basketball,” John Calipari said afterwards. “Like, wow.”


I forgot what good basketball looked like. Malik, if you’re reading, can you send some of that mojo to Vegas, stat?

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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1 Comment for Flashback Friday: Malik Monk’s 47 points vs. North Carolina

  1. bigblue2284
    8:04 pm December 20, 2019 Permalink

    This was Cals last elite class. Since this team, UK has steadily declined.