The Kentucky Wildcats win their final road game of the regular season at the Ole Miss Rebels, 80-76.
The Cats won what John Calipari said would be a “war” with PJ Washington in foul trouble for the first half, Keldon Johnson and Tyler Herro kept the Wildcats in the game. Herro finished with 22 points, five rebounds, and three steals on the game. Keldon finished with 22 points and seven rebounds.
This was a must-win game for the Wildcats in order to keep their hopes for a one seed alive and they got the job done. Now hopefully, Reid Travis is back for senior day against the Florida Gators on Saturday.
Coach Cal also got his 300th win at Kentucky with tonight’s win.
Here’s what social media had to say about the Wildcats’ close win over the Rebels:
Good bounce-back win on the road Tuesday night at Ole Miss. pic.twitter.com/6BDYFRdkXt— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) March 6, 2019
3️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ for Coach Cal!— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 6, 2019
No. 6 Kentucky rebounds with a road win at Ole Miss, earning @UKCoachCalipari his 300th win as the head coach of Kentucky! #BBN pic.twitter.com/8s1uaWSZp6
TFW you win a close one on the road pic.twitter.com/0mVNi0TDrP— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) March 6, 2019
Tonight Kentucky had their 2nd best shooting performance in an SEC road game in the John Calipari era (55.4%). Their best: January 29th, 2019 at Vanderbilt (55.6%)— Corey Price (@coreyp08) March 6, 2019
That’s a really good win on the road for Kentucky— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) March 6, 2019
Tyler Herro and Keldon Johnson were great all game and PJ was a stud in the 2nd Half
Big time victory
MOOD: pic.twitter.com/eeyl6JLlVD— KY Clips™️ (@KY_Clips) March 6, 2019
KENTUCKY GOES ON THE ROAD AND DEFEATS OLE MISS 80-76!! #BBN— Big Blue Nation (@BigB1ue9ation) March 6, 2019
Johnson: 22 points, 7 rebs
Herro: 20 points
Washington: 13 points pic.twitter.com/RuePwbwSrb
Everyone say it with me now. He's a bucket!— Big Blue Express (@bigbluexpress) March 6, 2019
John Calipari has now won 300 games at Kentucky, the fourth fastest coach to do so in Division I history for one school.— #6 UK Basketball (24-5) (@BBNation15) March 6, 2019
Tyler Herron is 54 for 55 from the soul like in SEC games? Did I read that right?— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) March 6, 2019
.@raf_tyler tonight pic.twitter.com/aScmfoBbwd— Hey Kentucky! (@hey_kentucky) March 6, 2019
Welcome back, Tyler Herro. We missed you. pic.twitter.com/qzOuUvR13o— Tyler Thompson (@MrsTylerKSR) March 6, 2019
Ole Miss shot 91% from the line, hit twice as many threes as Kentucky, outrebounded UK by 8, and had the benefit of Doug Shows.— Not Jerry Tipton (@NotJerryTipton) March 6, 2019
Yet Kentucky won.
That's a really nice win for Kentucky. Really tough loss for Ole Miss.— Gentry Estes (@Gentry_Estes) March 6, 2019
Uncomfortable win but big win. However... pic.twitter.com/EiuGl63p1t— CAMERON MILLS (@CameronMillz) March 6, 2019
Not even gonna try to read @raf_tyler lips anymore. #KSR pic.twitter.com/btDhLzdPyF— David Scott (@Finna_Go_HAM) March 6, 2019
I think the Ole Miss student section was saying something to Brad Calipari as UK left the court. pic.twitter.com/bcpHG3DE9T— Curtis Burch (@curtisburch) March 6, 2019
Wrap it up pic.twitter.com/hyuNBZdBET— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) March 6, 2019
We pick up win #25 of the season, and finish the road schedule 8-2.— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) March 6, 2019
Back to @Rupp_Arena on Saturday for Senior Day. pic.twitter.com/QWwyYz6Ep9
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