After falling behind 39-28 at half, the Wildcats came out and played a phenomenal defensive half, playing smothering defense and forcing Arkansas to commit turnovers.
Tyler Herro was the man of the night, putting up 29 points and shooting 5/6 from three-point range. Herro was unconscious from the field in the second-half, keeping the Wildcats in the game single handedly. And he did it all on a bum ankle. Get that ankle healthy for Saturday, Tyler.
Now, on to Tennessee. But first, here is what social media had to say about the Wildcats’ victory:
Wait does Arkansas not realize Tyler Herro is making everything right now and they shouldn’t leave him open???— Barstool UK (@BarstoolUK) February 27, 2019
When this team plays with intensity on Defense, they can be REALLY good— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) February 27, 2019
This team is incredible. Kentucky only forced one turnover in the first half.... Second half their defense has been swarming. All tough shots for Arkansas. Cats have tied this thing up at 51. ALL momentum on UK's side.— Charlie Walter (@CharlieWalterTV) February 27, 2019
Tyler Herro might be the best college player I’ve seen since Frequency Vibrations— KY Clips™️ (@KY_Clips) February 27, 2019
He has better technique than me, I’m learning from him https://t.co/pc1gu0x7cM— Leah Edmond (@leahedmond13) February 27, 2019
Great game from Tyler Herro. Awesome on both sides of the floor— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) February 27, 2019
Maybe his best game as a Cat
This girl was all of us towards the end: pic.twitter.com/v3W5PzbB4r— KY Clips™️ (@KY_Clips) February 27, 2019
‘I’m a bucket’ - Tyler Herro. pic.twitter.com/lgz321CtK9— Bobby Reagan (@BarstoolReags) February 27, 2019
love that jawing by herro— the goons negotiated (@andrewbaets) February 27, 2019
1) Kentucky down 15 in the 2nd half— Big Blue Nation (@BigB1ue9ation) February 27, 2019
2) Kentucky with 15 turnovers
3) Without Reid Travis
4) PJ didn’t play well
Win by 4. I’ll take that. Tennessee on Saturday.
Kentucky won and Duke lost tonight.— Jason Marcum (@marcum89) February 27, 2019
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