Kentucky Cruises Past South Carolina in Home Finale

With how this season has gone and with the way he was shooting the ball, everyone in Rupp Arena knew Davion Mintz was taking the next shot after making 3-pointers on his previous two trips and four in the half.
Not even John Calipari‘s hesitation – “Easy now, easy, easy,” he said from the sideline – was going to make Mintz think twice about the second-half heat check in the win vs. South Carolina.
“As soon as you saw me smacking my hands so hard for the ball, I knew (I was shooting it) regardless,” Mintz said. “I’m like, no, I got to take this one.”
Shades of Tayhaun Prince’s 3-point barrage vs. North Carolina in 2001, Mintz pulled up from well beyond the arc and just in front of his head coach and nailed the 3, his fifth in three and a half minutes that fueled a much-needed runaway victory for Kentucky as it ended the regular season Saturday at Rupp Arena.

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