He's made at least one 3-pointer in eight consecutive games, the longest such streak for any United Kingdom player this season.
United Kingdom starting point guard Quade Green will be sidelined for the Wildcats' game against Texas A&M on Tuesday night. After two missed free throws by the Aggies, Washington drove the lane on the Cats next possession.
"I wanted him to shoot the 3 but I knew he wasn't going to do that because they wanted to look for the post-up", Washington said. Diallo received a attractive outlet pass from Washington and converted a fast-break layup narrowing the gap to 2.
The Aggies have been outscored by an average of 3.6 points in their last five games.
Hamidou Diallo led the Wildcats with 18 points, 14 of which came in the second half. A half-court pass to Tyler Davis, who was being held by Kentucky's Wenyan Gabriel, sailed out of bounds as time expired.
The versatile freshman will now get a chance to redeem himself since he may have to go the distance with Green now on the bench.
In Sunday's game against Kentucky, Admirald Schofield's fast-break dunk with less than a minute-left brought the sold-out crowd at Thompson-Boling to its feet to punctuate his best night of the season for the Vols. Tennessee picked up its first SEC win of the year against the Wildcats with a 76-65 victory after dropping its first two conference contests.
Credit Hamidou Diallo, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and P.J. Washington with making winning plays for Kentucky. "We just gotta get better from it and move on". "But that's still going to be a work in progress". It was kind of tough without PJ in there in the second half to battle with No. 2 over there (Grant Williams), but that's when we need other guys to step up and fight.
No. 21 Kentucky rallied to avoid a second consecutive loss in Southeastern Conference play, defeating Texas A&M 74-73 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky. LSU's 0.500 effective field goal percentage was their largest advantage over Texas A&M, who had a rate of 0.438.
After A&M plays at Kentucky (12-3, 2-1), the Aggies continue on the road at No. 24 Tennessee on Saturday.
The Wildcats played the majority of the first half without its two leading scorers, Knox and Diallo, who combined for 10 points in 21 minutes.
"He has to take leadership of this team", Calipari said.
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Still, Gilgeous-Alexander has certainly shown that he has what it takes to offer a lot of production. Unfortunately, A&M hasn't had many chances to play at full strength and I agree with most experts about how hard it is to rank or not rank this team based on what's happening up to this point.
Down four with just under 5 minutes to play, Gilgeous-Alexander would follow a miss with a tip-in.
The problem for Texas A&M is that the schedule won't get any easier for awhile.