Could Jacob Toppin be the biggest bright spot in exhibition win?

Kentucky’s Jacob Toppin looks to pass the ball against Miles College, Kentucky vs Miles College (Exhibition), November 5, 2021, Lexington, Kentucky, USA. Photo by Walter Cornett / Three Point Shots

The preseason is officially over following Kentucky’s second exhibition win over Miles College Friday night. When the big lights at Madison Square Garden turn on Tuesday night in New York the 2021-22 season officially begins.

It is time to erase the horrid nightmare last year produced. It’s time to make new memories with a team fans already feel more attached to than last year’s roster.

Now a look at the 80-71 exhibition victory.

The first half  defined ugly. Discombobulated is the first word that comes to mind. The Cats had no energy and looked out of place on every possession. Miles College took advantage of the total lack of perimeter defense. Miles put up 25 points in six minutes. The Bears shot 73.3 percent from 3-point range in the first half living up to the curse of Kentucky when a lesser known team comes to Rupp and makes it rain 3’s.

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