What Kentucky did to Arizona State was impressive Monday night - just a crazy display of talent and athleticism overwhelming a fellow Power 5 team.
The Wildcats led by double-figures barely six minutes in and kept rolling from there en route to a 115-69 destruction of Bobby Hurley's Sun Devils. De'Aaron Fox recorded just the second triple-double in UK history - even if it maybe shouldn't have been a triple-double. Malik Monk added a team-high 23 points.
Next up: UCLA
The undefeated Wildcats and undefeated Bruins - both of which are ranked in the top 10 of the updated CBS Sports Top 25 (and one) - are scheduled to play Saturday afternoon inside Rupp Arena. The opportunity to watch Fox and Monk go back and forth with Lonzo Ball and Bryce Alford is worth the price of admission alone. It's a game that will represent the first time Kentucky has faced a quality opponent since it smashed Tom Izzo's Michigan State Spartans 69-48 two Tuesday nights ago.
Needless to say, UK remains No. 1 in the Top 25 (and one).
The complete Top 25 (and one) is below.
|The Wildcats have won their seven games by an average of 30.6 points. Freshman Malik Monk is averaging a team-high 19.3 points and 2.9 rebounds.||--||26-8|
|The Wildcats have a top-10 offense and defense, according to KenPom. Josh Hart is averaging a team-high 18.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.7 steals.||--||30-8|
|Five different Tar Heels are averaging at least 10.7 points through seven games. Joel Berry is averaging a team-high 17.1 points while shooting 47.1 percent from 3-point range.||--||29-10|
|Freshman Josh Jackson has reached double-figures in points in five straight games. He's averaging 14.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists.||--||34-6|
|Luke Kennard is averaging a team-best 17.1 points in 35.0 minutes per game. Duke is still waiting on the debuts of Jayson Tatum, Harry Giles and Marques Bolden.||--||32-7|
|Trevon Bluiett is one of three Musketeers averaging at least 16 points per game. Xavier is running a top-15 offense despite shooting just 29.6 percent from 3-point range.||--||23-13|
|The Cavaliers have seven players averaging between 7.0 and 10.0 points per game. They have the nation's most efficient defense, according to KenPom.||--||21-14|
|The Bruins are shooting 45.2 percent from 3-point range, which ranks fifth nationally. They'll play Saturday at top-ranked Kentucky.||--||27-8|
|Jock Landale was 9-of-11 from the field in Sunday's win over UAB. He's averaging 21.0 points and 9.2 rebounds while shooting 76.3 percent from the field.||--||26-8|
|The Zags have already notched wins over three top-50 KenPom teams. Washington transfer Nigel Williams-Goss is averaging 12.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists.||--||28-4|
|The Bears already have four top-35 KenPom wins. Former three-star recruit Johnathan Motley is averaging a team-high 17.8 points and 7.0 rebounds.||--||27-7|
|The Cardinals have the nation's second most efficient defense, according to KenPom. Nobody has scored more than 62 points against them.||--||13-19|
|Justin Patton made all eight shots he took in Saturday's win over Loyola. The freshman center is averaging 11.7 points and 5.8 rebounds.||--||23-12|
|The Badgers' two losses are to North Carolina and at Creighton. Bronson Koenig is averaging a team-high 14.4 points but shooting just 24.6 percent from 3-point range.||--||25-8|
|Thomas Bryant has recorded double-doubles in three of Indiana's five games. The sophomore forward is averaging 13.6 points and 8.2 rebounds.||--||21-14|
|Memphis transfer Kuran Iverson is one of four Rams averaging double-figures in points. Hassan Martin is averaging a team-high 16.5 points and 7.0 rebounds.||--||15-16|
|Caleb Swanigan finished with 22 points and 13 rebounds in Saturday's win over NJIT. He's averaging 18.8 points and 12.0 rebounds in 31.3 minutes per game.||--||29-8|
|The Cyclones' lone loss is Sunday's 73-71 loss to Gonzaga. Monte Morris is averaging 16.0 points, 6.5 assists and 5.2 rebounds.||--||22-13|
|The Bulldogs have beaten Pac-12 schools (Arizona, Utah) in back-to-back games. Memphis transfer Avery Woodson is averaging 9.7 points while shooting 46.2 percent from the field.||--||14-19|
|The Wildcats only made three 3-pointers in Friday's loss to Butler. Kobi Simmons was 0-of-3 from beyond the arc and is now averaging 12.7 points in 28.2 minutes per game.||--||33-4|
|The Gators own wins over two top-50 KenPom teams - specifically Miami and Seton Hall. Their lone loss is a 77-72 loss to Gonzaga.||--||20-14|
|The Gamecocks beat Syracuse 64-50 on Saturday to record their second top-30 KenPom win. Sindarius Thornwell is averaging a team-high 20.0 points and 7.0 rebounds.||--||18-13|
|The Orange are 1-1 against top-100 KenPom teams. Nebraska transfer Andrew White is averaging a team-high 15.8 points and 4.0 rebounds.||--||16-17|
|The Bearcats' lone loss is a 76-71 loss to Rhode Island. They're blocking 21.7 percent of their opponents' shots, which ranks second nationally.||--||18-15|
|The Irish already have two top-50 KenPom wins. Bonzie Colson is averaging a team-high 17.2 points and 9.7 rebounds while shooting 50.7 percent from the field.||--||24-11|
|The Spartans' three losses are all to other teams ranked in the Top 25 (and one). Miles Bridges is averaging a team-high 17.4 points and 8.7 rebounds.||--||23-13|