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Tshiebwe First UK Player Since 2008 with 30+ Points and 10+ Rebounds

Oscar Tshiebwe
UK Athletics

The Kentucky Wildcats improved to 13-3 (3-1 SEC) on the season Tuesday night with a 78-66 win vs. Vanderbilt at Memorial Gymnasium.

Oscar Tshiebwe led the way for the Wildcats, pouring in a career-high 30 points on 11-of-16 shooting, including 8-of-10 at the free-throw line.

In addition to his strong offensive performance, the junior forward added 13 rebounds to notch his 12th double-double of the season.

Tshiebwe is the first UK player with at least 30 points and at least 10 rebounds in a game since Patrick Patterson totaled 33 points and 11 rebounds vs. Tennessee State on December 22, 2008.

Below are some notes on Tshiebwe via UK Athletics.

  • He is averaging 29.5 points and 15 rebounds over the last two games.
  • His 30 points are the most by a Wildcat since Immanuel Quickley scored 30 at Texas A&M on Feb. 25, 2020.
  • He remains second nationally in double-doubles.
  • The nation’s leading rebounder has grabbed double-figure boards in all but two games this season.
  • It was his sixth 20-point game of the season.
  • He is the first Wildcat with five games of at least 20 points and at least 10 rebounds since Julius Randle did it seven times in 2013-14.

 

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