Kentucky basketball: Finally something to smile about after Wildcats romp

Kentucky’s Devin Askew
Kentucky’s Devin Askew /
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Brandon Boston and Olivier Sarr it’s great when you two show up like this.

In the season of inconsistencies that these two have had it was great to see them with solid regular season performances.

Boston was just as hot as Mintz in the first half from long range hitting three in a row and ended up with 21 points on 7 of 13 shooting that included 6 of 10 from three while adding four rebounds and three assists.

Kentucky opened the game hitting 5 of its first 6 shots including Boston knocking down a pair of threes for nine early points.

Calipari addressed the confidence he has in Boston.

"“Let me tell you why I stick with him — every day I look in that gym whether it’s after practice or morning, he’s in there. Here is the issue for him. It’s not mental. It’s physical. He’s physically not able to do what his mind is telling him to do. I’m trying to get him to make the easiest plays, catch-and-shoot, one-dribble pull ups. If you get to the rim try to get fouled because it’s not anything mental. It is more physical and that, you know, it holds him back a little bit at this point.”"

Sarr had his shooting touch on track against South Carolina with 15 points on 6 of 10 shooting including 1 of 1 from three along with three boards.

Sometimes these two are completely absent in games but against the Gamecocks they both brought solid efforts that ignited their team from inside and out. They will need to bring production for four straight days in the upcoming SEC Tournament.