Saturday was a good day for Kentucky Wildcats of past and present.
Many in the Big Blue Nation celebrated UK's impressive win over Vanderbilt in Rupp Arena in the evening, but then were treated to several amazing performances by former Cats in the NBA.
In his last five games, Cousins has averaged 32.6 points per game shooting 50.5% while pulling down 14.8 rebounds a contest. He should be an NBA All-Star Game starter.
A big reason why Boogie is playing so well is he finally has a good point guard in Rajon Rondo, who's quietly having a great season also worthy of All-Star discussion. Against Indiana, Rondo notched his sixth triple-double of the season with 11 points, 10 boards and 10 dimes.
Rondo and Boogie have propelled to the Kings from a bottom-feeder franchise to now holding the No. 8 seed in the West if the playoffs began today.
But as good as those two were, it was Phoenix Suns guard Archie Goodwin who hit the biggest shot in the NBA Saturday night. That came in the form of three-pointer from atop the arc with 0.1 seconds left to help the Suns beat the Atlanta Hawks 98-95 to end a six-game losing streak.
Archie Goodwin for the WIN! https://t.co/LO2dU1VED2— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 24, 2016
Goodwin finished the night with 24 points on 7-of-17 shooting with four assists while making the start for an injured Brandon Knight and Eric Bledsoe.
Archie Goodwin: 24 points (including game-winning shot), the 2nd-highest total of his career and highest since April 2014— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 24, 2016
While the game-winner was his most important play, Goodwin also had a nasty dunk worth of the SportsCenter Top 10:
Holy !@#$%^&*( Archie Goodwin detonated on the Hawks https://t.co/BOFi6p7bJ8— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) January 24, 2016
Needless to say, Saturday was a lot of fun.