Recapping Kentucky's 85-69 win over South Carolina

01/23/2017 07:45 PM

Kentucky improved to 7-0 in SEC play after beating South Carolina 85-69 on Saturday. It was a physical game that saw UK’s floor general, De’Aaron Fox, leave midway through the first half with an ankle injury. Fox’s absence forced other players to step up for Kentucky and they did just that.

Malik Monk led the way with 27 points. Seniors Dominique Hawkins and Derek Willis both had great games. Hawkins had five points and a team-high seven assists, while Willis had 12 points and a team high seven rebounds.

Overall, it was a good win over the now 23rd ranked Gamecocks. What can the Cats take away from this win as they now get ready to face Tennessee tomorrow? Mark Krebs and TJ Beisner discuss.

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

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