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Isaiah Briscoe takes painful fall while helping UK win nail-biter at Vandy

Blood, sweat, and a lot more sweat.

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky was favored to win fairly easily at Vanderbilt, but instead, the Wildcats had to sweat it out until the final second ticked off.

It seems ironic that both teams sweated so much that it nearly took out one of the men carrying UK to a win. Late in the second half with UK clinging to a 73-68 lead, Briscoe slipped and fell awkwardly to the floor, which allowed Jeff Roberson to score and cut the deficit to three.

I strained my hamstring and quads just watching that, but thankfully, Briscoe did not. As painful as it looked, he played on and scored four points and dished an assist to De'Aaron Fox in the closing minutes to helped UK escape with an 87-81 win.

Briscoe was great throughout the night, scoring a career-high 23 points, 13 of which coming in the second half.

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