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Tyler Herro named MVP of Kentucky vs. Louisville game

Herro joins past names like Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Tyler Ulis, MKG and Jorts.

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Tyler Herro stole the show as the Kentucky Wildcats manhandled the Louisville Cardinals, 71-58. So of course, Herr is this year’s MVP of the annual rivalry battle.

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.

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).

“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.