3,2,1 is my post game wrap up. It is pretty simple; 3 numbers, 2 quotes and 1 take away from the game.

Kentucky defeated Fort Wayne 86-67 to move to 5-1 on the season.

Three numbers

  • Kentucky shot 70.4% in the first half.
  • 86 is the most points UK has scored in a game this season
  • 4 steals from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in the game. He is very disruptive on defense.

Two Quotes

“I don’t cook it, I can’t tell you.” Shai Gilgeous-Alexander explaining the difference between American & Canadian turkey.

 

John Calipari on being thankful, “I shouldn’t be the coach. As a player, I was small, but I was slow. I’m coaching at Kentucky. I mean, for me, you know, just being thankful about that. I told them that. I’m able to put all of you on a stage where you have a chance to change the rest of your lives and the dimension of your family and the direction of your family by being in this program.”

 

One Takeaway 

Nick Richards is who we thought we was. 25 points and 15 rebounds in just 26 minutes of action agains the Mastodons. The big man only missed one shot all night. He went 9-10 from the field and 7-7 from the line. Of his 15 rebounds 10 were defensive and 5 offensive. He also had 2 blocks and added an assist for good measure. The Kentucky offense ran through Richards and it ran well.

Richards attributed his improved performance to talking to famous sports psychologist Bob Rotella. UK gets to Rupp Arena about 3 hours before tip off. Rotella told Richards to take his mind off the game while waiting for the game to start. Richards said he now distracts himself by watching funny Instagram videos.

Nick Richards postgame interview

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