No one play may have summed up the Kentucky Wildcats' domination of South Carolina better than this sequence.
It began with the Gamecocks nearly forcing a steal at midcourt as the shot clock was winding down, but Tyler Ulis managed to recover the ball and fire a bomb to Marcus Lee, who skied for the catch and hammered it down on Mindaugas Kacinas (say that 5 times fast).
"OMG, Marcus Lee again." With a little help from Mr. Ulis. #BBN @UKAthletics https://t.co/uOhKagmBA2— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) February 13, 2016
But that came after a filthy backboard lob from Ulis to Lee as they were just showing off at this point:
Ulis to Lee for the @espn #SCTopTen! @KentuckyMBB #UKvsUSC pic.twitter.com/xkR0FXBvlE— Jennifer Palumbo (@JenNimePalumbo) February 13, 2016
Somebody forgot to tell Marcus Lee the Dunk Contest isn't until tonight https://t.co/zdtpr7lcgd— March Madness 2016 (@Madness2k16) February 13, 2016
Tfw you know you're about to create THE highlight of the day. #BBN pic.twitter.com/5apw3spXhB— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) February 13, 2016
Which simply led to Frank Martin giving the "it's been that kind of day" look on the bench (but still managed to get aq scream in).
That moment your medication quits working. https://t.co/tPGu63MFcq @MrsTylerKSR— Dave Scott (@Finna_Go_HAM) February 13, 2016
In all, this has been a great game for Kentucky, despite most of it coming without the services of their head coach on the sideline.