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Unsung hero of past 4 games

This player has quietly been giving UK solid production in several areas as the Cats are starting to hit their stride.

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The past four games have been quite the roller coaster ride for the BBN.

From the awesome high of a great game against Kansas to the rock bottom of a dreadful loss at Tennessee.  Now, thankfully, we're on an upward trend after two wins where the team came together and played really great games against Florida and Georgia.

Obviously, the play of Tyler Ulis and Jamal Murray has been the constants.  The two of them have combined to average 43.25 points over the last four games, while Ulis has also averaged 8 assists per game.  Amazing play from our two that made the midseason list for the Wooden Award.

Each of the four game has seen other players step up in different ways, whether it was Charles Matthews against Georgia with 7 points and 5 rebounds, Isaac Humphries against Florida with 4 points and 6 rebounds, or Skal against Tennessee with 2 points, 2 rebounds and 3 big blocks.  As I looked back at the stats from the games, there's one player that stand out to me.

Against Kansas, Isaiah Briscoe had 12 huge points, and most of those he got while driving to the basket and getting at least one Jayhawk in foul trouble.  He was a big part of a quick start for the Cats in what turned out to be one of the best games of the season so far, even though it resulted in a loss.

Over the last four games, Briscoe has averaged a consistent 8 points, 4.5 assists, and 4.25 rebounds per game.  Not huge numbers, but consistent and much-needed numbers that the Cats would be lost without.

It's exciting to see this team coming together at just the right time, and it only gives me more hope for a great run in March.  In the words of Aaron Harrison, "It's going to be a great story."