The 5 winning plays that showed Kentucky’s will and heart

Tyler Ulis - photo by Chet White | UKAthletics.com
Tyler Ulis – photo by Chet White |

Needless to say that in a game featuring 20 lead changes and a dozen ties, things got a bit tense.

Add in that a Final Four bid was on the line and was trying to maintain its perfect record, and, well, you have what we saw Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena.

It was a game to remember whether you’re a fan of the Wildcats (38-0) or the Irish (32-6), and it was one that featured a number of timely plays by in order for the Cats to come through with their 38th victory of the year.

“We were just fighting to stay in the game, to be honest with you, and it was nice to see how it finished for these kids,” head coach said.

Trailing by six points with 6:10 left on the clock, ’s quest for a ninth title banner and fourth trip to the Final Four in the last five years was very much in jeopardy.

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