The Kentucky Wildcats completed their reunion with their former assistant coach and current South Florida head coach Orlando Antigua in blowout fashion.
Kentucky did find themselves matched up with another familiar name to the program. Jaleel Cousins, a 6'11 big man, made his presence known in the paint. Cousins is the little brother of Kentucky's former center and now Sacramento Kings' center DeMarcus Cousins.
In the first half Kentucky was going back and forth with the Bulls, until Kentucky point guard Tyler Ulis dove for a loose ball and came up holding his right elbow. The sophomore was taken to the locker room and did not return to the game due to a hyper-extended elbow. This injury sparked a 15-0 run to end the half for the 'Cats.
This win can be described as bittersweet for Kentucky fans with the news of Ulis. Good news is, these Wildcats were able to control the basketball game despite Ulis being out. This experience may provoke John Calipari to give Ulis longer rests during games.
South Florida is now 1-5 on the season heading into a tough December schedule involving match-ups with South Carolina and North Carolina State. The Bulls need to get back on track if they plan to leave 2015 with a winning record.
Kentucky moves to a perfect 6-0 on the season and has not lost a regular season game in over 600 days. An unbelievable feat continues with these young Wildcats looking better and better every game.
Kentucky will return home before their first true road game at UCLA. That UCLA game marks the beginning of a rough schedule to end non-conference play for the Wildcats. Kentucky will need their star point guard Ulis to return in time for those games.
Jamal Murray- Murray added another fantastic game onto his resume with 21 points three rebounds and three assists. The freshmen has become the go-to guy on broken plays, and he makes broken plays winning plays.
Skal Labissiere- Labissiere had a good game going up against the man-child of Cousins. He finished with 17 points and three blocks to show off his defensive side of the ball. If Labissiere defends the paint as well as he did in this game, Kentucky has the best rim protection in the nation.
Jahmal McMurray- Not to be confused with Jamal Murray, McMurray was the leading scorer for the Bulls. He finished with 13 points and a few heated exchanges with Tyler Ulis. The two showed an obvious dislike toward each other, but luckily it never got out of hand.
Charles Matthews- Matthews had his break out game with 11 points on 4-5 shooting. The freshmen was one of the least looked at in Kentucky's recruiting class. He used this game to show Calipari his athleticism and proved why he deserves more minutes.
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