Kentucky Basketball: Who was that Wildcat team that dismantled Florida?

Kentucky's Isiah Jackson Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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The young are starting to master the teachings

Shaken early these young cats are learning from their master in Calipari who never gives up the fight.

Another wise teacher like Calipari comes from a galaxy far, far away but seems to send the same message to his young pupils. That comes from the Star Wars empire.

 “If you strike me down I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.” — Obi-Wan Kenobi

Teams across the SEC and country who were gleeful for the Kentucky demise early on may be rethinking that and start taking notice that Big Blue Nation is rising.

Calipari has the same message year in and year out to be patient with his kids but this year it seems to have taken longer to sink in. But led by redshirt freshman Allen and sophomore Brooks who both are finally finding their way onto the court, the youngsters are now coming on as well.

They played loose, free, and intense all night and crashed the boards, and were scoring in the paint.

The Wildcats outscored Florida 34-22 in the paint, scored 25 points off 16 Gator turnovers, had 10 steals that led to 10 fast-break points. They dished out more assists 18 than turnovers 14 and the bench tallied 31 points.

Boston, who has been in a disappointment thus far and struggled to find himself, took off the headband tonight and just played freely. He drove the lane, dished off assists, dunked, and seemed more in tune with his team.

He still didn’t have a great shooting night but was 6-for-6 at the foul line had four rebounds, four steals, and three assists.