Big numbers or not, Julius Randle all about the W at Ole Miss

Julius Randle - photo by Walter Cornett |
Julius Randle – photo by Walter Cornett |

Seemingly, there was reason to worry.

had made a furious run to cut a lead that was once as large as 22 points, making it 76-70 with less than two minutes to go on a banked Anthony Perez 3-pointer.

The Wildcats, at that point, hadn’t made a field goal in nearly eight minutes. With the shot clock running down, one of UK’s assistants shouted for to use a timeout and set up a play. For a moment, Coach Cal was going to follow the advice.

Until he saw the ball go to and his concern melted away.

“It was six seconds (left on the shot clock) and I looked up and he caught the ball and my mind quickly said, ‘He’s either getting fouled or he’ll make this,’ ” Calipari said. “And that’s how much confidence I have (in him).”

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