Kentucky’s 156 Against NAIA Division II Asbury Sets a Record [VIDEO]
The Kentucky Wildcats had never scored more than 143 points against any team--regular season or exhibition--before Sunday night.
The Asbury University Eagles were UK's final exhibition tune-up opponent before the 2016-2017 season begins.
The Eagles managed 63 points.
The Eagles lost by 93.
At one point they trailed by triple digits.
I get it. These are EXHIBITION games. They're set up to get teams TUNED up for the coming season.
The Division II or III opponents are mostly lambs to the slaughter, even though the players get in there do their best.
But, geez. 156 points.
I stopped watching it. I did. There were things I needed to do and The Walking Dead to prepare for, so, yeah, I stopped watching.
Then I learned THIS later on:
EVERY SINGLE PLAYER on Kentucky's team made it onto the box score.
I have watched a LOT of basketball for a LOT of years and I have NEVER seen that happen before.
De'Aaron Fox led all scorers with 25 while Mychal Mulder poured in 20. Malik Monk, Isaiah Briscoe, Derek Willis, Sacha Killeya-Jones, Tai Wynyard and Wenyen Gabriel also scored in double figures.
The rest of the team lit up the box too: Bam Adebayo, Jonny David, Isaac Humphries, Brad Calipari, Dominique Hawkins, and Dillon Pulliam.
Gotta be honest, I had to be reminded who Mychal Mulder was and I'd never heard of Jonny David or Dillon Pulliam.
And that's on me. No disrespect intended.
And, by the way, Humphries four points were more than eclipsed by his game-leading 12 rebounds.
And then Malik Monk did this:
Stop what you're doing and watch Malik Monk destroy the universe with this dunk till the end of time. pic.twitter.com/MWfJAjbimZ
— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) October 22, 2016
Actually, there were 29 dunks in the game.
The regular season begins this Friday when UK hosts recent NCAA Cinderella, Stephen F. Austin.
You'll hear the game live beginning at 6PM on 92.5 WBKR and WOMI 1490 AM and 99.1 FM.