When Oscar Tshiebwe struggles—so does Kentucky.
The West Virginia transfer scored four points in 23 minutes on the floor, but led the game with 12 rebounds. His only score of the night came after an offensive rebound in the final minute of regulation. Kentucky head coach John Calipari requested the rest of his big men step up in lieu of an off-night for Tshiebwe—enter Jacob Toppin.
Toppin, one of the five returning Wildcats that saw action last season, missed the Kentucky Wesleyan exhibition due to a shoulder injury, but made the most of his 15 minutes against Miles College. The junior went 5-7 from the floor and notched the only double-figure scoring game of any Wildcat in the front court.