Cats Conquer The Rebels 96-78 in Rupp Finale.
It wasn’t the prettiest of starts in rupp arena history. The Rebels Martavious Hymon came out and looked to be on a mission to get under the Cats skin early. But that plan backfired on him quickly. He picked up 2 techs in the first 4 minutes of the game, and that got him sent to the locker room for a early shower.
Takeaways from the WIN:
1.) The Cats continue to put up points. Thats 4 straight games where the Cats have put up 80 plus points.
2.) Cats are starting to get comfortable from the 3 pt line. Like i’ve said before, if this team can find a way to hit around 7 or 8 three’s a night, that makes them really hard to beat. Tonight the Cats were 8 of 18 from trifecta land!!
3.) Glass Eaters- Cats outrebounded the Rebels 43-35.
4.) The Bench: points off the bench have been coming in bunches for the cats and tonight was no different. The Cats got 33 points off the bench tonight. Quade Green led the way with 18 points off the bench.
5.) The Cats got to the Line early and often in this one. They finished the night 26-35 from the Charity Stripe.
Player of the Game: Gonna have to go with Quade on this one. 18 points off the bench 4 assist and 2 steals. He continues to be that Spark Plug we need off the bench!!
Next Up: The Gators in Gainesville @ Noon on CBS- Lots will be at stake in the Swamp this weekend. If the Cats can claw out the win they will lock up the 3 seed in the SEC tourney next week and a double bye. This will also be another chance for the Cats to pick up another Quadrant 1 win over a top 50 Rpi team on the road.