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Twitter reactions to Wildcats’ fun win over Gamecocks

Social media went nuts over Davion Mintz and his three-point explosion.

No one can predict how next week’s SEC Tournament will go, but the Kentucky Wildcats made sure they ended their regular season on a high note.

The Wildcats played host to the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday afternoon, running and gunning all the way to a 92-64 win for their highest point total of the year. Although the victory comes over a six-win South Carolina team, any positivity from this 2020-2021 season should be heavily embraced.

The score was close early on, with Kentucky pulling ahead to a 36-28 lead at the break. Kentucky then began the second half on a 19-8 run fueled by five triples from Davion Mintz. Mintz alone created the separation from South Carolina, but credit his head coach John Calipari and his teammates for continuing to feed the hot hand. The Wildcats coasted the rest of the second half and to the finish line, wrapping up the 2020-2021 regular season.

Kentucky had four players score in double figures, led by BJ Boston with 21 points and Davion Mintz with 20. Olivier Sarr and Isaiah Jackson also made it to double figures, scoring 15 and 13 respectively. The Wildcats had a total of 12 players score in the win.

There’s no question that a regular season of 9-15 is a disappointment, but at least the team appeared to find a rhythm on offense with a retooled lineup and now has momentum going in to the SEC Tournament in Nashville.

Here are some Twitter reactions from Saturday afternoon’s victory over the Gamecocks.

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