De’Aaron Fox made UK history with his triple-double on Monday, just the second ever recorded in the program’s illustrious history.
However, it was later revealed one of Fox’s assists should not have counted, which technically would leave him with no triple-double if corrected. But because Fox was taken out of the game with just over four minutes left, he was going to get one more assist if needed, so taking it away would be a crime to the kid, and it’s a crime that won’t be committed.
According to SEC Country’s Kyle Tucker, the assist in question will not be taken away, which means Fox’s triple-double will stand.
OFFICIAL: De'Aaron Fox will keep his triple-double. pic.twitter.com/GpxGaqx2yR— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_AJC) November 30, 2016
Fox was unofficially given credit for his 10th assist with 4:44 remaining in the 115-69 win when he passed to Malik Monk for a 3-pointer. The credited assist in question was minutes earlier.
According to the play-by-play on Kentucky's website, De'Aaron Fox was credited with an assist on this play. pic.twitter.com/1nVCSHZ2Vq— Rob Dauster (@RobDauster) November 29, 2016
"We are aware of the statistic in question and informed the official scorers," a UK spokesperson said Tuesday. "We defer all decisions to the official scorer. Because of travel, they are currently working through the process now of evaluating the play in question."
Fox officially had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in Monday’s win over Arizona State. He joined Chris Mills as the only Wildcats to ever record a triple-double.
Even had this one been taken away, we’ve seen enough to think Fox has a good shot at getting one more this season.