Kentucky Basketball: Wildcat starters summit The Mount scoring 70 points

Kentucky Wildcats forward Keion Brooks (Credit: Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports)
Kentucky Wildcats forward Keion Brooks (Credit: Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports) /
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4. Starters paved the way while the bench was pretty much a no show

Well, it’s nice to have the starting five of Wheeler, Washington, Tschiebwe, Grady, and Keion Brooks Jr. carry the team to the win with 70 points, but what happened to the bench.

Brooks has a typical Keion type of night 10 points, ripped down 7 rebounds, and had an assist, block, and turnover.

Missing though were any contributions from Davion Mintz who had zero points in 17 minutes; Dontaie Allen 2 points in 9 minutes; Bryce Hopkins 2 points in 14 minutes; and Daimion Collins who lit up Robert Morris with14 points, 6 rebounds, 4 blocks, 3 assists, and a steal was a ghostly 2 points and 2 rebounds in 16 minutes.

The biggest roar and highlight from the bench came from Zan Payne who in just the final two minutes of the game made his only field goal on a steal and layup and sank both foul shots for four points.

Kentucky will be back at Rupp Arena on Friday night when they play host to Ohio University who will provide them some much stiffer competition. The tip is set for 7 PM EST on the SEC Network.