Kentucky Basketball: Wildcat starters summit The Mount scoring 70 points

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3. TyTy Washington finding his groove after Duke taught him a lesson

TyTy Washington continued his upward swing out of the doldrum that Duke left him in in the season opener when everything that could have gone wrong for the freshman did. The expectations on his head were so great from both him and the fans it overwhelmed his game.

Instead of hanging his head he quickly learned and adapted from that and for the second game in a row progressed steadily to the tune of 16 points backed by 7 of 12 shooting (2 of 3 treys), 3 steals, 3 assists, 1 steal, and four miscues.

Washington spoke to the media after the game.

"“I just know having trust, still having them trust and believe in me and the coaches still believe in me the way they do. I know I’m going to be perfectly fine. Just got to keep going out there and playing it, you know, never force anything. Just let the game come to me. If that’s me scoring, that’s me scoring. If that’s me rebounding, that’s me rebounding. Pretty much doing whatever it takes to win.”"

Wheeler and Washington continue to connect the dots on the floor and finished a combined 28 points, 11 assists, four rebounds, and three steals.

This stretch of 7 home games will do him well because come December if his game is at the top lookout Notre Dame, Ohio State, Louisville, Kansas, and the entire SEC.