It’s been a special week for UK Athletics, something that began with last Saturday’s win over the Louisville Cardinals.
While the calendar hadn’t even turned to January yet, this felt like a must-win game for UK’s outlook for the rest of the season. An 8-3 start that included losses to Utah and Evansville teams that probably won’t make the NCAA Tournament had already severely damaged UK’s postseason resume.
But a win over a top-five Louisville team favored to win it all this season would certainly cure all ails and perhaps give this team the spark it desperately needed.
It didn’t come easy, but thanks to monster performances by Tyrese Maxey and Nick Richards, UK prevailed in overtime with a 78-70 victory.
Now, UK Athletics is giving us an all-access look at the day that may proved to be the turning point for this season: