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Kentucky’s De’Aaron Fox records second triple-double in school history

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15:  Kentucky Wildcats guard De'Aaron Fox (0) during the second half of the NCAA basketball game between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Michigan State Spartans in the Champions Classic on November 15, 2016, at Madison Square Garden in New York.  (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)
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Kentucky Wildcats freshman point guard De’Aaron Fox recorded a triple-double on Monday night against Arizona State in the Bahamas. The triple-double is only the second in Kentucky’s program history, with the other having come from Chris Mills in December 1988.

Fox finished the game with 14 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists, leading the Wildcats to a 113-69 blowout victory over the Sun Devils. The No. 1 team in the country is freshman-laden and balanced once again, with six different players finishing the game in double figures and seven players hitting a three.

Fellow freshman guard Malik Monk led the team in scoring with his third consecutive 20-point effort and was joined by sophomore guard Isaiah Briscoe, who sat out the previous two victories. Bam Adebayo was coming off his second career double-double and almost had his third, with a 12-point, nine-rebound effort against ASU.

Fox, the 6-foot-3, 170-pound point guard from Katy, Texas, was a consensus Top-10 recruit in this past recruiting cycle, committing to the Wildcats despite being the top-ranked player in the state of Texas. Ranked behind only UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball for floor generals in the country, Fox was entering the game on Monday, averaging 15.5 points, 7.2 assists, and 4.8 rebounds per game, with two double-doubles already to his credit.

The Wildcats have won every game by at least 20 points, quickly moving to 7-0 on the season. Their next challenge will come on Saturday when they take on the No. 11 UCLA Bruins, with match-ups against North Carolina and Louisville still on the non-conference schedule ahead of them.

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