Kentucky Coming Back?



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Chris Hay, Staff Writer

With back-to-back SEC wins, Kentucky might be heading for a big comeback. After two big wins, they are now 3-3 in the SEC. On January 14th, Kentucky played Tennessee, who went undefeated in the SEC. That big win shocked all Kentucky and Tennessee fans. Oscar Tshiebwe led the way with 15 points and 13 rebounds. A couple of days later, on January 17th, they went up against Georgia. They blew them out of the water, 85-71. With Oscar Tshiebwe dropping 37 points and 24 rebounds, it looked like he could become the player we all expected him to be and much more. 

ESPN uploaded an interview with Oscar Tshiebwe after his historic stat line against Georgia. Oscar had this to say about what Kentucky needs to do to win as many games as possible, “First of all, I want to give glory to God. Because yesterday, we came in with the mentality to fight. We know it’s not going to be easy. If we come in and take it easy with anyone, we might lose. So, we just come in and fight. And God helped us.” He also said this about his performances for the last two games, “It’s been great. I just told them, if you’re not ready to play, sub yourself out. We don’t have time to come in and try to do something. You’re (teammates that are not ready to win) not helping us. So now everyone is stepping up. I’m so proud of everyone with how they competed.” There are only three D-1 college players to accomplish such a stat line in the past 25 seasons, Brice Johnson, Blake Griffin, and Kevin Durant being those men. 

Kentucky has a big chance of making a deep run in March Madness. Will they win the national championship? As long as Oscar Tshiebwe continues to be Oscar Tshiebwe, Kentucky might win its ninth national title.