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Tyler Ulis in the midst of a historic run

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Tyler Ulis has six games with at least 20 points and five assists since Christmas. That is six times in eight games, a truly remarkable stretch for the Kentucky point guard.

But just how good is it, historically?

For a little perspective, John Wall didn’t have six 20-point, five-assist games in his 37-game career. What Ulis has done in eight games, Wall couldn’t do in one season. He only did it five times in 2009-10.

In fact, only two players have six 20-point, five-assist games in the last 20 years of Kentucky basketball. Ramel Bradley and Keith Bogans each did it six times over the course of their four-year careers.

Again, Ulis did it six times over the last month — and he has one more from earlier this season to bring his career number to seven. That’s the most in the last two decades in Lexington:

20-point/5-assist games in last 20 years

Tyler Ulis: 7 (55 games played)
Keith Bogans: 6 (135 games played)
Ramel Bradley: 6 (128 games played)
John Wall: 5 (37 games played)

Article written by Drew Franklin

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13 Comments for Tyler Ulis in the midst of a historic run



  1. chardun20
    3:20 pm January 25, 2016 Permalink

    To be fair John Wall had a much better team. Tyler Ulis is as good as they come and wouldn’t trade him for any college point guard.



  2. ukkatzfan
    3:21 pm January 25, 2016 Permalink

    Thinking Travis Ford would be the career leader in that category…..Just a guess. Also thinking, Tyler will pass him and be a better coach if he travels that road.



  3. @BallBlog_Chad
    3:28 pm January 25, 2016 Permalink

    Ulis is on pace to end this season either 10th or 11th in assists all-time at UK and crack the top 100 in points.



  4. Bored at Work
    3:32 pm January 25, 2016 Permalink

    Are you talking assists or rebounds? You seemed to have switched mid way and I’m not sure which you mean.



  5. rosquirto
    3:39 pm January 25, 2016 Permalink

    chardun20 is right about john wall but im actually surprised brandon knight did not have more games like this. he was asked to do a lot of scoring during his year here



    • Craig
      4:17 pm January 25, 2016 Permalink

      Looking back at his numbers, Knight flirted with it a lot with games of 17/5, 18/4, 17/8, 22/4, 24/4, 16/6, 17/6, 30/4, 22/4, and 17/5.



  6. Craig
    4:14 pm January 25, 2016 Permalink

    Mashburn was the last to have 7 in a season (92-93) and had 7 total in his career.



    • constantinexi
      4:37 pm January 25, 2016 Permalink

      If you will recall, Mashburn WAS the backup to Travis Ford at the point that year…
      And was darn good at it!



  7. za
    4:21 pm January 25, 2016 Permalink

    He will be remembered as the best player from Cal’s era in terms of UK career.



  8. constantinexi
    4:36 pm January 25, 2016 Permalink

    Why go back only 20 years? Who has the most all time?

    My guess would be either Kyle Macy or John Pelphrey



    • Craig
      5:00 pm January 25, 2016 Permalink

      Mash had 7, Davender had 7 (over multiple years). Macy had 11 (7 his senior year). Pelphrey only 3 times. Minnifield 5 times. I can’t find anybody else with 7+.



  9. KevinM
    5:02 pm January 25, 2016 Permalink

    That’s All-American stuff…..for every future performance Ulis has, it’s another nail into the credibility of Dan Doofus.