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Kentucky beat Kansas without a single bench point

Would you have believed me if I told you that Kentucky would beat a top ten team by eight without a single point from its bench? That’s what happened tonight in Rupp.

Kentucky’s five starters accounted for all 71 points, despite a poor shooting night from Tyler Herro (2-9 FG, 0-4 3PT FG) and a slow start from Keldon Johnson (four first half points). Nick Richards, Immanuel Quickley, Jemarl Baker, and EJ Montgomery played a combined 31 minutes, but were 0-7 from the floor. Scoring aside, the bench contributed in other ways, Richards turning in a career-high five blocks and EJ providing valuable minutes inside.

Beating a top-ten team on a bad shooting night and zero bench points? I’ll take it.

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34 Comments for Kentucky beat Kansas without a single bench point



  1. Kerosenerag
    8:29 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

    Me too man!!! Great win!



  2. bigbluebanana
    8:31 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

    Great win. I can’t wait for bigolblue and mashburnfan to come here and tell us why we sucked tonight and why Cal should be fired after this embarrassing performance at home



    • BigolBlue
      8:51 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

      Herro played so bad. Cal should have way more than 1 title. 1 really??? Also did you see all those bricks??? They play like that vs Tenn it will be a bloodbath. Good enough banana boy?



    • bigbluebanana
      9:14 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

      Remember when Kansas beat Tennessee? Bigolblue, you have been wrong the last 3 games, more if we get technical. Self has 1!!!! 1 really???? You’re a joke bigolblue, you’re a laughing stick here, and you have the intelligence of mold growth. Why don’t you just go away? No one likes you, no one wants you, and no one cares one iota what you have to say. You know nothing about basketball, and it shows the second you hit send on the comments. Kentucky keeps proving you wrong, and we keep proving you stupid. Please, in all seriousness, I beg of you to kindly blow it out your azz and go crawl back under that rock from whence you came.



    • Cats N Pats
      9:40 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

      I hear ya banana, get it!



    • catsarerunnin
      10:04 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

      BigolBlew likes bananas if you catch my drift.



    • StillBP
      8:59 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

      Lol BigolTool always has a “if…. They’re going to lose…blah, blah, blah”



    • CATandMONKEY
      9:11 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

      Dear lord,
      what a piece of sht you are, B.o.B.



    • dcforuk
      9:46 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

      Let’s not study counterfeit fans. The way counterfeit money is detected is by studying the real genuine money! When you study and get to know better what is genuine and real, then the counterfeit really sticks out as counterfeit!



    • dcforuk
      9:56 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

      When your starter with the least amount of production points wise compared to averages contributes in other ways such as with 5 assists and five rebounds then you have something good. You sir are forgetting the ole golf adage “ it’s not how good you hit them, it’s how good you miss them”! Tyler missed the golf ball pretty well this evening with 5 and 5 to go with 6 points and 38 mins!



    • henderblue
      8:27 am January 27, 2019 Permalink

      This is a little late, but well done bbb, well done…



    • henderblue
      8:30 am January 27, 2019 Permalink

      dc4uk, I like your golf analogy. Nice shot..



  3. dhard
    8:32 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

    I don’t think we had our best night and still win by 8. Speaks well as to the ceiling this team has.



    • Ridge Runner
      9:00 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

      Agreed chard



    • Ridge Runner
      9:01 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

      D before C.. look over me.



    • michaelb
      10:50 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

      Agreed dick hard 🙂



  4. Ridge Runner
    8:34 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

    I hate to say it.. but it doesn’t really surprise me we won without a single bench point.



  5. KYFAN4LYFE
    8:34 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

    Quick…all you stats nerds….when was the last time a UK team had 3 players with dub-dubs in the same game?



    • KYjellyRoll
      8:40 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

      Been a while…hasn’t happened since last time that’s for sure.



    • Ridge Runner
      8:48 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

      I found this…
      Feb 16 2010 – Miss State
      Cousins 14Reb 19pts
      Patterson 10Reb 19pts
      Wall 10 Reb 18pts



    • Ridge Runner
      8:58 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

      Dang… after finding that stat line with that team, I was immediately depressed remembering no shots fell against WVU. ok, snap out of it Ridge..



    • beskag2
      10:31 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

      Ridge, thanks for finding those stats…I was also curious when the last time we had 3 players get a dub-dub.



  6. shelby
    8:37 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

    When u can beat a top-10 team while having a bad perimeter shooting night, u got a pretty good team. I thought both teams played really hard.



    • KYFAN4LYFE
      8:39 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

      If we made 1/2 of the lay-ups and 2-footers we missed, it would have been a blowout. What a crazy game.



    • Matt10
      10:40 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

      Two best comments here ^^^^^



  7. KYjellyRoll
    8:42 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

    Hadn’t really taken that into account…wow. Amazing win and I’d agree with KYFAN4LYFE it could have been more amazing!



    • catsarerunnin
      7:50 am January 27, 2019 Permalink

      It was amazing enough. They beat Kansas . They won. That’s plenty amazing enough for me.



  8. 72uksprinter
    8:45 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

    It’s interesting, isn’t it, that one of the key elements in Calspeak lately has been, “it’s not about points.”
    Do we really appreciate how great Cal is?
    Zero POINTS from the bench just underlines his point.
    The bench did a terrific job tonight, every single one of them.
    They played hard, worn down their defenders, blocked shots and, most importantly, gave our big guys some valuable rest.
    We won the second half by 11 and KYFAN4LYFE nailed it. Could have been 20+ if some of those close shots went in.
    The bench was instrumental to a fantastic W.
    GO Cats!



    • Ridge Runner
      9:10 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

      Great points 72..



  9. Ridge Runner
    9:00 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

    dhard I meant.
    Sorry bud.



  10. UK Maine-iac
    9:47 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

    I like this defensive-minded Nick Richards. He doesn’t need to score if he’s going to be that disruptive. Great win for the Cats. I’m ready for the UT game. I was scared at first, but bring’em on and let’s see what UK can do with the nation’s best.



    • jaws2
      10:26 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

      We better beat Vandy first!



    • UK Maine-iac
      10:50 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

      I hope they don’t overlook Vandy. They should’ve beaten UT.