The possession was by no means pretty, but the smiles were. Ryan Harrow had just gotten swatted, Kyle Wiltjer passed up on an open 3 and Alex Poythress found himself stuck under the basket with little room to operate.
After missing the initial shot underneath, Poythress somehow got his hand back up and poked the ball in for a bucket. The shot – as lucky as it was – gave Kentucky a 55-36 lead, all but burying Marshall for good in an 82-54 rout of Marshall in Kentucky's final game before the Christmas break and next week's opponent, archrival Louisville.
It was after the play, as Poythress walked to midcourt and Marshall called timeout, which was the most promising sign for Kentucky.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter's Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.