College athletes are much more known for the “athlete” part of student-athlete, but Karl-Anthony Towns and Devin Booker went up against Brook and Robin Lopez on Jimmy Kimmel in a battle to see who retained more in college.
In a skit titled “College Knowledge,” the Lopez brothers represented the Stanford Cardinal and Towns and Booker represented Kentucky.
The two one-and-dones struggled early, but bounced back with a late rally to tie the game up at 20. The final score was a 30-30 tie, and each side was rewarded a mini fridge.
When Booker didn’t know the answer to the first question, Kimmel asked him if he’d decided not to play.
“Six months, man, that’s all I did,” Booker responded.
But he jumped right back in on the next question, contending that he did in fact know the square root of 25.
Perhaps the most troubling of all this was that neither Booker nor Towns knew who Mitch McConnell was ... not only is he the Senate Majority Leader, he’s also a Kentucky graduate. Oops.
But the Wildcats rallied by correctly answering “Pennsylvania” to the question, “Which is the only U.S. state to start with the letter ‘P’?” They followed that up by correctly answering that Poseidon was the god of the sea.
The two former Wildcats are on a path to superstardom, but if they want to refine their trivia abilities, they may want to cash in on that lifetime scholarship before it’s all said and done.
You can watch the full clip below.