Looking back at UK's win over Monmouth

12/11/2017 05:18 PM

The UK basketball team took the floor away from Rupp Arena for only the second time this season when they took on Monmouth Saturday at Rupp Arena.

The seventh-ranked Cats came out strong early and took a 54 to 31 lead at the half, thanks in large part to freshman PJ Washington, who scored 16 points in the first 20 minutes….and though the Cats would get outscored in the second half, it was a mostly positive outing in New york. Hamidou Diallo scored a career-high 23 points. PJ Washington’s 20 points were also a career-high and Shai Gilgeous-Alexnader’s 15 points were his career high as well.

After the game, John Calipari was mostly pleased with what he saw from his team.

Thomas Beisner

TJ is an Anchor for Spectrum News. You can catch his work on KSTV, the only nightly show in the state focusing on UK Sports. When it comes to UK Basketball, TJ covers recruiting, the NCAA tournament and everything in between. During March TJ probably sees the players more than he sees his family but he’s able to provide Spectrum News viewers the unique insight that only a lifelong fan can give. He’s also taken on several special programs including “Wildcat Forever: The John Stewart Story.” KSTV airs weeknights at 7:30 and 11pm on Spectrum News. You can also catch podcasts of the show as well as bonus podcasts, just find KSTV on Itunes. For the latest on everything going on with UK Athletics, recruiting or if you just need some hilarious parenting anecdotes follow TJ on Twitter @tjbeisner.

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