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Kentucky's Isaiah Briscoe, Malik Monk sweep weekly SEC awards

After teaming to lead Kentucky to a 99-76 win over Ole Miss in the SEC opener, the Wildcats' Isaiah Briscoe and Malik Monk have swept the league's weekly awards.

Briscoe recorded only the third triple-double in UK Basketball history, posting 19 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists against the Rebels to claim SEC Player of the Week honors. It was the second time this season that a Wildcat guard accomplished the feat as Briscoe joined De'Aaron Fox in the exclusive club previously inhabited by only Chris Mills (1988).

Briscoe and Fox are the first teammates in SEC history to have a triple-double in the same season.

Monk was named SEC Freshman of the Week by scoring a game-high 34 points against Ole Miss. The freshman guard was 11-of-16 from the floor, 5-of-7 from beyond the 3-point arc, and 7-of-8 at the free-throw line.

No freshman in program history had scored 34 points in a road game.

Their efforts helped produce the most points ever scored by UK in a road game under John Calipari. 

With this week's honors, UK has now claimed a league-high even weekly honors. It's the second time that the Cats have swept the awards.

No. 6 Kentucky (11-2) returns to action Tuesday at Rupp Arena for a 9 p.m. ET tipoff against Texas A&M. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN.


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