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Tyler Ulis on record pace to catch John Wall


Tyler Ulis continued his record-setting pace last night with 10 assists against Alabama, his fourth game with at least 10 assists in Kentucky’s last six games. The 10-assist game was his fifth of the season, moving him ahead of Kyle Macy, Roger Harden and John Wall for the school record for most 10-assist games in a single season.

But above all that, he continued his blistering pace to pass Wall for Kentucky’s single-season assist record. Ulis is currently 23 assists ahead of where Wall was through Wall’s first 27 games in 2009-10. If Ulis continues with his season average of seven per game, he will need only eight more games to pass Wall for the record. That can be done with a trip to the SEC Championship and two NCAA tournament games.

The record is in serious jeopardy.


Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

12 Comments for Tyler Ulis on record pace to catch John Wall

  1. beastmodekp
    12:00 pm February 24, 2016 Permalink

    What is the Turnover difference? I bet it’s night and day.

    • beastmodekp
      12:04 pm February 24, 2016 Permalink

      My math might be off, but I have 109 Turnovers for Wall, 52 for Ulis

  2. kyle heavy
    12:02 pm February 24, 2016 Permalink

    Ulis averages 7.0 assists per game, for the season..

    • kyle heavy
      12:03 pm February 24, 2016 Permalink

      So he really only needs like 8 more games if he continues his season average..

  3. WatchutalkinboutWillis
    12:30 pm February 24, 2016 Permalink

    Nothing against Wall…but I’m really pulling for Ulis here!

  4. ThatsAShame
    12:35 pm February 24, 2016 Permalink

    I would love to see Ulis break the record. Wall will always have a place in UK lore with or without the assist record.

    UNC and UConn games come to mind

  5. J-Dub421
    12:36 pm February 24, 2016 Permalink

    Wall and Ulis are both great and I’m glad to have had both at UK.

  6. spaghetti
    12:42 pm February 24, 2016 Permalink

    Pretty awesome considering the difference in players with offensive games.
    Wall had Bledsoe, Cousins, Patterson, Miller, Dodson (cough), and some guy from Oklahoma. All were players that were understood to have an offensive game.
    Ulis has Murray and Willis (only since mid-Jan), Poythress (limited offense; injured), Briscoe (limited offense), and Skal (limited offense).
    So that’s roughly 6 players for Wall and barely 5 for Ulis.
    As KSR and his minions say, cherish Ulis. Or, if you’re at minimum a casual fan, continue appreciating his greatness as you’ve been doing since the beginning of last year when he was stuck behind the [Loyalty] Twins.

  7. Sublem
    1:03 pm February 24, 2016 Permalink

    190 assists in 27 games = 7 assist per game, so he is above 6.8 assists per game so they need to correct the APG

  8. Rixter
    2:30 pm February 24, 2016 Permalink

    Ulis is actually 41 assists behind Wall, so @ 7 per, it would take him 6 games. He’s averaging 8 per game in conference play, so he could easily break the record in the SEC Tournament.

    • Rixter
      2:34 pm February 24, 2016 Permalink

      Gotta own that mistake, I saw 27 games for Ulis, and thought last nights game hadn’t been counted yet, forgetting that Tyler sat out one game with a bum elbow.

      Still, at the pace he’s dishing them out lately, 51 is easily achievable in 6 games

  9. blueballs80
    4:17 pm February 24, 2016 Permalink

    Tyler is clearly the better PG. Wall the better athlete. Tyler has had to do more with less. Wall had Cousins, Patterson so yeah him being there is like having a coach on the floor.