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Monk breaks another Kentucky Record

© Mark Zerof

© Mark Zerof

© Mark Zerof

In case you needed any more proof on how good Malik Monk is, yesterday’s 33 point game broke the Kentucky record for most 30+ point games by a freshman with 4. Not only that, but it is also the most 30+ point games by any player in the Calipari era. 

Monk also broke his own school record for the most points scored in a matchup with a ranked SEC opponent.

If Monk has proven anything during his short period in Lexington, it is his ability to completely take over games. In the games Kentucky has won against good opponents, Monk has played really well. On the other hand, in the games that Kentucky has lost to good opponents, Monk has not shot the ball well. Monk is the key to a tournament run for this team. If he gets hot, Kentucky can beat any team in the nation, I believe that, but if he struggles to score, the Cats could be an early exit.

Article written by Sam Gormley

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15 Comments for Monk breaks another Kentucky Record

  1. henderblue
    11:39 am February 26, 2017 Permalink

    Well it was a great without Fox. But Florida played without one of their best players too. Anybody know the extent of his injury and will he be back for a possible rematch in the conference tournament? Just curious

  2. vegascatfan
    11:50 am February 26, 2017 Permalink

    I keep looking for any reference to Briscoe and his Grayson Allenesque slap of the Florida player, which earned him yet another “T” — at a crucial point of the game — and should have led to his ejection. Are we the BBN going to now assume the role of Duke enablers and just ignore Briscoe’s troubling behavior on the court this year, and last? He should be suspended a minimum of one game. His actions were unsportsmanlike, cowardly and very selfish. But we will ignore it and Cal will fret over his mock draft placement instead I predict.

    • kentuckybackupplayer
      12:48 pm February 26, 2017 Permalink

      cowardly? it takes guts to hit a big muscular dude in the face like that.

    • UkfanMatt
      12:51 pm February 26, 2017 Permalink

      Briscoe is a thug. He should have been tossed in the game when he threw the opponent down. If the refs aren’t gonna do it, the coach has to. Need a coach with the guts to lose a game because he held a player accountable for their actions.

    • runningunnin.454
      1:16 pm February 26, 2017 Permalink

      Grayson Allen trips opponents when they are least aware and vulnerable; Briscoe takes them on mano y mano….see the difference?
      And I hope none of the snowflakes on here caught Monk smiling/laughing at the end of the Florida game; just wondering….hope not, can’t have that type of behavior, can we?

    • CATandMONKEY
      1:24 pm February 26, 2017 Permalink

      Actually your comment of a similar nature posted yesterday was addressed rather exhaustively. You were found out of order. I believe you called Briscoe a b**ch?
      Oh,the irony.

    • rockatao
      4:45 pm February 26, 2017 Permalink

      Are you going to complain also about the very Grayson-Allen-like trip by Hawkins in the first half? Or do you just have a thing for Broscoe?

    • catsarerunnin
      4:57 pm February 26, 2017 Permalink

      People complaining on HERE?? About players? Surely you jest.

  3. kentuckyjoe
    1:06 pm February 26, 2017 Permalink

    Players like Monk don’t come around very often. He’s a Michael Westbrook type of guy. A David Thompson. Maybe a Michael Jordan. The ball has to be in his hands. He’ll make the right decisions with it. Fox bring it up, get it to Monk and let him work his magic. Cal keeps saying he hasn’t figured this team out yet. Well it’s pretty evident now. It’s Monk.

    • catsarerunnin
      2:30 pm February 26, 2017 Permalink

      Yeah but according to some on here Cal should bench him more often. Real brainiacs.

    • EdC
      7:56 pm February 26, 2017 Permalink

      Who is Michael Westbrook?

  4. BlueWildcat_99
    2:52 pm February 26, 2017 Permalink

    Usually the game starts with Monk taking a jumper (and missing that j most of the time). If Monk would drive the ball first I think it would make him immediately more confident. Every game he’s lit it up from the field he’s been effective at taking the ball to the basket. Clearly there is some relation between his jump shots and how he’s playing at the rim. With Monk attacking from all over the floor, De’Aaron driving and dishing, and Bam on cleanup there is no one that can stop us.

    And Briscoe shouldn’t be starting. Dom has proven himself to be a better at taking care of the ball and better defensively. Not to mention Dom won’t be slapping guys and body slamming them.

  5. jayiron11
    2:52 pm February 26, 2017 Permalink

    Ugh…… Gorm’s Guess? Overreaction! If the best player/top scorer on most of the top 10 teams, has an off night, then that team will likely exit early in thr tournament.
    This team is playing good and coming together. I think they’ve got 3 seniors and specifically the 2 home grown Seniors, that could step up and have a big role were Monk to have an off night.
    Cal got his team tuned up and playing well. We got to chill on the negativity.

  6. rockatao
    4:48 pm February 26, 2017 Permalink

    Regarding the statement about most points against a ranked SEC opponent: do you mean by a freshman? Issel had 40 against a ranked Georgia team.