Latest monster game does not faze Randle

His latest monster game left Julius Randle umoved. That surely made him a solitary figure in Tad Smith Coliseum Tuesday night.
“It doesn’t matter,” he said of his 25 points and 13 rebounds, both of which led Kentucky to an 84-70 victory over Ole Miss.
Probably, Randle did not want to take bows, especially with UK looking to regroup after the loss to Florida. Emphasis on group, as in we’re all in this together.
“It’s what coach asks me to do,” Randle said. “Rebound. Run the floor. Play really hard. Defend any position. Just bring energy. Be a great teammate, and the rest will take care of itself.”
Randle posted his 14th double-double, his longest such streak since he started the season with seven in a row.
Maybe more importantly, Randle got to the foul line 14 times. He came in the game averaging only 5.8 free throw attempts in Southeastern Conference play. That wasn’t a whole lot more than Ole Miss perimeter gunner Marshall Henderson (3.3 free throw attempts per SEC game).
Randle attributed his 13 makes, which included 10 of 10 in the final 6:40, to something simple.
“Just confidence,” he said. “The biggest thing going to the foul line is you’ve got to get bad thoughts out of your mind, that you may miss. You’ve got to think you’re goign up there and knocking it down. We wanted to make free throws because we knew we’d make them.”
UK made 19 straight down the stretch.