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Thursday / May 24.
  • Quade Green looks and plays like a badass in Kentucky’s win over Virginia Tech

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    Quade Green looked like a badass against Virginia Tech wearing dark glasses to protect the eye he injured last week against Monmouth at Madison Square Garden.

    And he played like one, too.

    The Philadelphia native finished with 17 points and 5 assists off the bench as the No. 8 Wildcats held off the Hokies, 93-86, at Rupp Arena. Kentucky trailed 47-41 at the break.

    “I’m not worried about that,” Green said. “I just played my game. Doesn’t matter what I’ve got on. I could have ‘Timbs’ on- boots on- I’m still gonna play my game.”

    Kevin Knox went for 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Hamidou Diallo went for 20 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 assists for Kentucky. Diallo shot 4-of-7 from behind the arc, where the Wildcats were 11-of-22. P.J. Washington added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.

    Ahmed Hill paced the Hokies with 20 points, Justin Robinson had 19 points and Kerry Blackshear Jr. 18.

    “Oh, it was the best game for us as a whole, really,” Green said. “Kinda had to have toughness. It was a good game because Virginia Tech came out firing. It was hot from the 3-point line. It’s just another thing we gotta do and understand that we’re all together. Ain’t no one-to-one stuff. We all gotta win as one.”

     

    Photo: John Clay

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.