Well, there was no slow start tonight as Kentucky took the lead for good with 20 seconds into the game. However, during the first half it seemed that the Cats couldn't figure out how to stretch the lead out to double digits as the Aggies stayed within 8 or 9 the entire first half, then came the second half and Alex Poythress.
Thanks to 14 second half points from Poythress, Kentucky finally built a double digit lead and never looked back. Julius Randle (13pts, 11rebs) and James Young (15pts, 7rebs), were the other two Cats to reach double digits scoring.
The highlight of the game has got to be the continued improved play of Dakari Johnson. Johnson played 24 minutes scored 6 points while grabbing 7 boards. Dakari got the most playing time that he has had probably all season long thanks to another horrible game from Willie Cauley-Stein.
Caluey-Stein played a total of 9 minutes, scored 1 point, grabbed one rebound and racked up four fouls to boot. I'm not really sure what has been going on with Willie the last two or three games, but for the Cats to make a run in March he needs to get things lined out in a hurry. They desperately miss his presence on the defensive side of the floor.
Kentucky moves to 4-1 in SEC play with their 68-51 win over A&M tonight.
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