Takeaways from Kentucky's win over North Carolina

12/19/2016 07:30 PM

Still reliving Saturday night’s classic between Kentucky and North Carolina? So are we. The back-and-forth scoring affair had a tournament-like feel to it, as the Wildcats are Tar Heels both showed why they should be considered among the elite teams this season.

Malik Monk’s historic 47 point performance earned him SEC Player of the Week while De’Aaron Fox’s 24 point, 10 assist game earned him SEC Freshman of the Week. The Wildcats almost gave it away at the end, but Malik Monk’s 3-pointer with 16.7 seconds left in the game sealed the deal as Kentucky (10-1) beat North Carolina (10-2) 103-100.

Lachlan McLean, Bradley McKee and Mark Krebs recap the game here:

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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