Kentucky Wildcats show why they are still a serious threat

Julius Randle - photo by Bo Morris | Kentucky Sports Review
Julius Randle – photo by Bo Morris | Sports Review

Henderson was on his way to missing twice as many shots as he would make, and the bigs were dreadful enough near the rim that their coach later answered a question about whether is the only way to fix things like this:

“Thank you,” responded. “You said it.”

So, yeah, things were going poorly Tuesday night for the home team here at Tad Smith Coliseum, so poorly that the cardboard cutouts of Henderson’s face that were given to as they entered the building no longer seemed as funny as they should’ve seemed. The Wildcats, at one point, were up 22 and practicing alley-oops on the Rebels. It was a thrashing, basically from the tip. And yet, somehow, still cut that 22-point lead to six in the final two minutes, at which point the near-capacity crowd stood and yelled for a defensive stop that was necessary to keep the hope of an upset alive.

Then Julius Randle got the ball near the right elbow late in the shot clock.

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