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Kentucky may have placed itself on the right side of the tournament bubble after beating No. 10 Tennessee State 66-54 at Rupp Arena on Saturday, thanks in large part to freshman linebacker card Another strong performance from Sen Wallace.
Wallace, a projected lottery pick in the upcoming NBA draft, does a little bit of everything for the Wildcats , finished the game with 16 points, a game-high 6 assists and 6 rebounds. He was especially good in the first half as Kentucky led by 20 in the locker room.
He led by 12 points and was the engine of the offense for the first 20 minutes, getting hot late in the half.
If I could grow a linebacker in the lab to play for my team, it would look a lot like Carson Wallace
Kyle Tucker @KyleTucker_ATH
Monster play Cason Wallace Pounce on a loose ball, wrestle it away, and find a teammate from the pile. Tennessee seems to bring out the street fighter in this Kentucky team.
Adam Luckett @AdamLuckettKSR
Carson Wallace is playing winning basketball.
I was impressed with the maturity of Cason Wallace’s game. Tennessee stretches the defense, he dribbles somewhere, draws help, and finds the open man. Freshmen haven’t panicked so far. @KentuckyRivals
Carson Wallace will make some GM look like a genius when he gets drafted #BBN
ja morant fan club@nflinabnit A lot of teams will regret giving up the card this summer Sen – Wallace. Both ends are good. Special defensive instincts that you can’t teach.
In addition to everything he’s done on offense, Wallace has been a threat to Kentucky’s defense, keeping Tennessee to its lowest scoring halftime mark of the season. The Volunteers only scored 19 points in the first half, making 1 of 8 three-pointers.
He only had one steal, but Wallace did a lot of things that didn’t disrupt Tennessee’s game all afternoon. score.
Cason Wallace is the machine. Blow up screens, catch balls, and dive across the floor. Just dirty tough shit to get you far on the next level
Wallace fared much better as Kentucky swept the season series with the Volunteers. In the earlier game between the two teams on January 14, he finished with zero points, 6 assists and 3 rebounds.
Oscar Tshiebwe, Chris Livingston and Jacob Toppin scored 16, 12 and 11 respectively. The digit score joins Wallace. Wallace averaged 11.6 points per game, 4.0 assists and 3.6 PPG in his first college season rebounds, and continues to show that he does more than just score. In a recent win over Mississippi State, Wallace had just four points and 11 assists. Two back-to-back quality victories late in the season and potentially building momentum in the upcoming NCAA Tournament.