Kentucky Basketball pulls away for win that should have been much easier

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Calipari doesn’t need to add batteries Wheeler, Washington just keep going

If  Wheeler needed a Name, Image, and Likeness deal it should be from Energizer, and if he was pink the 5-foot-9 180-pound junior would be a perfect example of that bunny.

He just never stops going. From the moment the ball is tipped till the final horn, he is sprinting, slashing, diving, and throwing his body and caution to the wind to help the Wildcats offense go.

Finishing with 15 points on 5 of 12 shooting he scooped up four rebounds while dishing out seven assists.

His running mate Washington was slow to get started this season in the opener against Duke, but in subsequent games, he has steadily picked up his game and showcased all the talent bottled up inside of him.

Wheeler will ignite and keep the offense moving, but it will be Washington that produces all the bang this season. Just like this Wheeler hustle to get the ball, pass to Washington who finds Collins for the finish.

Washington led all scorers with 20 points on 7 of 14 field goal shooting (2 of 3 long-range threes), six rebounds, three assists, and two blocked shots.

He has improved his game each time out and has matched or increased his point total in all five games this season and took over as the UK  scoring leader with 15.0 points per game.

Wheeler chipped in with 15 points, four rebounds, seven assists, and a steal.

A combined 12 of 26 field goals, 2 of 5 threes, and knocked down 9 of 11 free throws this guard duo will be dangerous to contain.