‘Willie good:’ Cauley-Stein’s ascent continues in Kentucky’s win over UNC

Willie Cauley-Stein - photo by Walter Cornett
Willie Cauley-Stein - photo by Walter Cornett
Willie Cauley-Stein – photo by Walter Cornett

John Calipari has had future No. 1 overall picks. He’s even had a player, Anthony Davis, whom he called spider-man.

But for all the talent Coach Cal has had in five-plus seasons at Kentucky, he’s never had a player who inspired a name-based adverb as Willie Cauley-Stein did with his performance against North Carolina.

“Willie Cauley was really–he was Willie good today,” Calipari said.

Cauley-Stein, for the second time in as many top-25 matchups for Kentucky in the last eight days, was the best player on the floor as the top-ranked Wildcats (11-0) took down the No. 18 Tar Heels, 84-70.

“I was just playing,” said Cauley-Stein, who had 15 points, six rebounds, four steals and two blocks.

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