Malik Monk saved Kentucky yet again.
This time, it came in a game-tying two-pointer to send Kentucky’s game into overtime after Georgia looked poised for the massive upset.
Malik Monk for the tie sends it to overtime. pic.twitter.com/cZoWBlT8hJ— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) February 1, 2017
That was not an easy shot by Malik Monk to send it to OT. pic.twitter.com/x16IawffE5— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) February 1, 2017
From there, Monk would finish off the Dawgs in overtime to keep UK from losing three-straight games for the first time in the John Calipari era. It also kept the Cats from losing back-to-back games at home for the first time in the Calipari era.
Monk ended up scoring 31 points after halftime, and UK needed every bit of it with De’Aaron Fox out and Bam Adebayo dealing with foul trouble.
Malik Monk with his SIXTH 3 pointer to give him 32 points. pic.twitter.com/RWhzwhEFeG— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) February 1, 2017
Malik Monk with his SEVENTH 3 pointer to give him 35 points. pic.twitter.com/dudbQU6MYa— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) February 1, 2017
But more importantly, it was a fitting end to Brent Musburger’s amazing career, who now heads off into the sunset after calling one final thriller.
"Brent told me to make sure this game went to overtime," - Cal pic.twitter.com/GF517C35GT— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) February 1, 2017
We’ll miss ya Brent.