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A short-handed Kentucky team and the return of some key players for a former top-5 Texas A&M team seemed like the recipe for disaster for UK on Tuesday night. Coach Cal has been calling for more toughness from his team and that’s exactly what he received against the Aggies. Let’s look back at the thrilling 74-73 win through the lens of KSR photographer Dr. Michael Huang.
With the absence of Quade Green, a lot more fell on the shoulders of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. The 6’6 guard answered the call in a major way scoring 16 points to go along with seven rebounds, five assists, two blocks, and one steal. SGA also played 39 minutes in the win. His backcourt teammate Hamidou Diallo had one of his better games in a Kentucky uniform. He finished with a team-high 18 points going 6-of-9 from the field. His performance drew a lot of praise from Coach Cal.
Following the ugly loss to Tennessee, toughness was a major issue for this team. One guy who happens to be the toughest player on the team missed most of that second half with cramps. Coach Cal now calls PJ Washington the leader of this team and wants him to take on an even larger leadership role. At only 6’7 he was tasked with guarding the monster front court of Texas A&M. He responded with 16 points, four rebounds, three assists, and two steals. His toughness was contagious Tuesday night as his teammates came together to gut out a big victory.
Next up, a trip to Nashville to face Vanderbilt. For now you can check out our complete photo gallery on KSR’s Facebook page: