The Kentucky Wildcats close out the regular season with a win at Rupp on senior day, 66-57. Kentucky finishes 26-5 and 15-3 in the SEC.
Reid Travis and Jonny David were honored before the game for the final regular season home games at Kentucky, but it was also, presumably, the final home games for PJ Washington, Keldon Johnson, and maybe Tyler Herro and Ashton Hagans.
Kentucky wraps up the two seed in the SEC Tournament, which means no late-night Friday game. Kentucky also kept their hopes for a No. 1 seed alive.
Tyler Herro was a bucket today as he dropped 19 points, two assists, and five rebounds and PJ Washington had 15 points and nine rebounds.
Now on to Nashville. Here’s what social media had to say about the Wildcats’ performance:
✔ #SeniorDay win— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) March 9, 2019
✔ Locked up the #⃣2⃣ seed in the SEC Tournament
✔️ Still alive for a share of the SEC championship pic.twitter.com/mOYQdlE4BX
Cats SWEEP the Gators! #BBN— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 9, 2019
No. 6 Kentucky surges past Florida in the second half. pic.twitter.com/Y0m55cTiI0
Thank you to @JonnyDavid and @2ReidTravis2 for all they've done for our program. Let's go out and get a W for our seniors. #SeniorDay pic.twitter.com/QZPdI9354d— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) March 9, 2019
That moment when you hear your name called in the starting lineup for the first time. #SeniorDay pic.twitter.com/ke3KAzzWwH— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) March 9, 2019
Emotional scene at Rupp Arena, as @KentuckyMBB honored senior student manager Randy Gregory. His father, who battles ALS, got to take in the moment in person. pic.twitter.com/J9NcYFJOEy— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 9, 2019
There are floaters, and then there are flooOOOoaters pic.twitter.com/QNOSvK8Pkg— CBS Sports CBB (@CBSSportsCBB) March 9, 2019
"THERE. GOES. MY. HERRO" - @kentuckyMBB fans pic.twitter.com/MI0fK7lEFo— CBS Sports CBB (@CBSSportsCBB) March 9, 2019
Tyler herro pic.twitter.com/lAPLkukzbZ— Goop (@GotGoop) March 9, 2019
Since the North Carolina game on Dec. 22, Tyler Herro has made 60 of 61 free throws. Hit 30 straight, missed one, hit 30 straight (and counting). Up to 93.9 percent for the season. Leads the nation and heading for a school record.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) March 9, 2019
Tyler Herro made the right decision leaving Wisconsin for Kentucky. Bucket.— Bobby Reagan (@BarstoolReags) March 9, 2019
PJ Washington takes the mic to address the BBN inside Rupp Arena for (probably) the last time.— Maggie Davis (@MaggieDavisKSR) March 9, 2019
“We can’t wait to see y’all in Nashville. Thank you so much - we love y’all!”
FINAL: Kentucky with a 66-57 win over Florida on Senior Day. Wildcats clinch the 2 seed in the @SEC Tournament #BBN pic.twitter.com/tAHwVGrmzF— Willie Hope (@WillieWYMT) March 9, 2019
Wonder how many Kentucky fans would have believed me if I'd told them on Nov. 7th UK would finish 26-5, 14-3 in the SEC, with wins over UNC, Kansas, Louisville, Tennessee, Auburn (2), Florida (2), Miss State (2). Just an AWESOME turnaround for Cats considering where things began— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) March 9, 2019
Kentucky finishes 26-5 overall, 15-3 SEC. Since the opening-night debacle against Duke, the Cats have three last-second losses and one ugly one (on the road against a top-five team, missing its anchor in the paint).— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) March 9, 2019
Get Reid Travis back and this is a legit title contender.
Since LSU will probably have to vacate wins someday, Tennessee and Kentucky would effectively be SEC regular-season co-champions.
Kentucky beats Florida in Lexington, so …— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) March 9, 2019
Congratulations to eventual 2018-19 SEC co-champions Tennessee and Kentucky.
What a tremendous second half from Kentucky. Once Wildcats get Reid Travis back, they'll have Minneapolis written all over em. Very complete basketball team. #BBN— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 9, 2019
CBS graphic on Kentucky with and without Reid Travis: pic.twitter.com/lacQlPYsmK— TheCatsPause247 (@TheCatsPause247) March 9, 2019
Relive #SeniorDay through these photos. ⤵️— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) March 9, 2019
Keldon Johnson tried to end the universe. pic.twitter.com/FmAuWuTWvH— Not Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton2) March 9, 2019
Keldon Johnson puts this game away with the two hand slam. pic.twitter.com/OcH6umOa8k— Not Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton2) March 9, 2019
The Prince of @Rupp_Arena. pic.twitter.com/UEXzOwRN7V— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) March 9, 2019
He’s back! #SeniorDay pic.twitter.com/Cq4lfPjtQP— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) March 9, 2019
.@bradcalipari honoring @2ReidTravis2 in style today. #SeniorDay pic.twitter.com/7ARIo6Wxp9— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) March 9, 2019
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