Tuesday night was a fun one for the Kentucky Wildcats, as they used a strong second half to upend Georgia 78-69 in Athens.
It was a game that saw the young Wildcats trail by nine in the first half and were down much of the second half until the 8:09 mark when they took the lead for good.
But what made it really sweet was how UK silenced the Dawgs after they celebrated their 37-31 halftime lead as if they won the game:
Georgia forgot there was a second half. Oh, and that they were playing Kentucky. What a damn half. pic.twitter.com/XSaw9IOp6I— Bobby Reagan (@BarstoolReags) January 8, 2020
But oh, it gets better.
Georgia star Anthony Edwards, who finished the game with 23 points on 8/17 shooting, got a little too cocky after scoring a layup on Tyrese Maxey, telling the UK freshman he was too small.
However, it was Maxey who racked up the statsheet with 17 points on 7/15 shooting), four(!) blocks, eight assists and seven rebound. More importantly, his team won, giving the Wildcats the last laugh on this night.
Anthony Edwards let Tyrese Maxey know he's too small pic.twitter.com/5A6lxQj1Xa— ESPN (@espn) January 8, 2020
“Yeah, we’re going to have a conversation about that,” Maxey said of Edwards’ gesture after the game. “I’m probably going to call him as soon as I get off the plane. I just saw it on ESPN too. We’re going to have to have a conversation about that.”
That conversation needed only to be one word long: Scoreboard.
He mad. pic.twitter.com/N6wMKW1r2c— Owen (@75toRupp) January 8, 2020
Good team win https://t.co/FagxzbY9jk— ashton hagans (@H23Ash) January 8, 2020