Kentucky basketball: Fears over Washington injury overshadows Cats victory

TyTy Washington Jr.of the Kentucky Wildcats (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
TyTy Washington Jr.of the Kentucky Wildcats (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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Kentucky Wildcats guard Davion Mintz(Credit: Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports) /

Grady and Mintz quietly send bombs away and seven hit the mark

It’s not just big men that make this Kentucky team dangerous it’s the outside shooting attack that when it finds its mark can sink an opponent.

Florida coach Mike White game planned to not let Kellan Grady touch the ball much less get any shots off.

Well, that plan didn’t work as Grady drained a pair of long-range threes to open the game up and White in anger called a timeout 90 seconds into the contest.

He continued to get points but always seems to deliver the knock-out blows when the Cats need him. He connected on two more late in the game on his way to 15 points on 5 of 13 shooting. Calipari just wants him shooting, other than the two bad ones at the end of the first half that drew a stern stare and lecture from Cal as they walked off the court.

When Washington went down it was Davion Mintz entering the game, but the grad transfer can also drain them nailing 4 of 9 field goals with three of them from downtown Lexington for 11 points.

Mintz will have to move into the starting lineup with Washington out but it’s something Kentucky has gone through a couple of times already.

Sahvir Wheeler returned to his old self after going 0 for 17 shooting in the past three games scoring 9 points and handing out six assists. If he plays and contributes Kentucky will be fine while TyTy mends.