Julius Randle one double-double short of school record

Julius Randle - photo by Tammie Brown | WildcatWorld.com
Julius Randle - photo by Tammie Brown | WildcatWorld.com
Julius Randle – photo by Tammie Brown | WildcatWorld.com

Julius Randle’s sixth straight double-double to start Kentucky’s season sparked talk of the stud freshman posting at least 10 points and 10 rebounds in every game this season. Absurd?

“Yeah, it is,” UK Coach John Calipari said after Monday’s 68-61 victory over Cleveland State. “But I’d like him to try to.”

Facing what’s becoming the customary double- and triple-teaming by an opponent, Randle scored 15 points and grabbed 15 rebounds against Cleveland State. His sixth double-double left him one shy of the UK record of seven, attained by Jim Andrews to start the 1971-72 season.

Randle deflected a question about how realistic a double-double throughout the season would be.

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