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.
Ridiculous to have that bad of a wet spot on the floor not be cleaned up from the previous possession. pic.twitter.com/lU5jn3pilY— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) January 11, 2017
Isaiah Briscoe basically just fell into the same secret mystery spot that Ozzie Smith discovered during that Simpsons episode.— Jeff (BPredict) (@BPredict) January 11, 2017
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.