The Bluegrass Sports Commission (BSC) has named Herro the MVP of today’s men’s game between Kentucky and Louisville at the KFC Yum! Center.
Herro led all scorers with a career-high 24 points on 10-of-13 shooting from the floor. The Milwaukee native also recorded five rebounds, and two steals in the 71-58 Wildcat win.
Yes sir. Tyler Herro drains another 3 leading to the timeout. pic.twitter.com/5q1TOuBvRV— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) December 29, 2018
No. 16 Kentucky improves to 10-2, while Louisville falls to 9-4 on the year.
Herro’s MVP honor adds him to the list of previous award winners Josh Harrellson (UK-2010), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (UK-2011), Russ Smith (UofL-2012), James Young (UK-2013), Tyler Ulis (UK-2014/2015), Quentin Snider (UofL-2016), and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (UK-2017).
Tyler Herro shot fake and splash. pic.twitter.com/4VLbw7Rli4— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) December 29, 2018
“Today’s UK vs UL game showcased once again why many call this the greatest rivalry in all of college basketball,” said BSC President and CEO Brian Miller. “We’d like to wish both teams good luck as they begin conference play.”
This award winner, which is presented annually, was selected by a committee of the BSC Board of Directors.