Monster night by Julius Randle leads Kentucky past Kansas State

Julius Randle - photo by Tammie Brown |
Julius Randle – photo by Tammie Brown |

center got a whole lot of grief from his teammates for a comment he made ahead of his team’s game against State, when he brazenly said the No. 8 seed Wildcats intended to “shock the world” in the tournament.

Well, they’ll at least have a chance to play the Shockers.

had 19 points and 15 rebounds, finished with 18 points and held on to beat 56-49 on Friday night. The reward is a coveted date with unbeaten Wichita State, the Midwest Region’s top seed.

After the game, Cauley-Stein was asked about his comment the previous day, and he began stuttering through a response before coach butted in. “Willie got killed for his `shock the world’ statement,”‘ Calipari deadpanned. “Just win one game. Shock me.”

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