Kentucky Basketball: Wildcat starters summit The Mount scoring 70 points

Kentucky Wildcats forward Keion Brooks (Credit: Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports)
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Kentucky Wildcats forward Oscar Tshiebwe (Credit: Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports) /

Oscar Tshiebwe the machine takes over again with another double-double

Big Oscar Tshiebwe was a man among boys again as tallied a career-high 24 points while pulling down16 rebounds, five on the offensive end and 11 on at the defensive end.

He simply wants to be around the ball and have the ball in his hands in some capacity. His shot keeps evolving as well as he drifts further away from the basket hitting short and mid-range jumpers finishing 11 of 14 from the field. This topped his previous high of 21 points against Boston University on Nov. 22, 2019, while he was playing for West Virginia.

We can’t forget the rest of his stat line of three blocks, one assist, one steal, and just two turnovers, one of which was a moving screen.

What is truly amazing is the fact he has played only 3 games in a Kentucky uniform and now has assessed the third-most rebounds totally 56 through three games that span the past 25 seasons. The only others are Michael Beasley (60 boards in 2007) and Blake Griffin (58 total in 2008).

The fan-favorite continues to amaze and delight and just love watching all the hustle plays. If he could bottle all that up and sell it in a NIL deal he would be rich and famous.