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Davion Mintz shines at PG, makes history with BJ Boston

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Is this the tweak that will save Kentucky’s season?

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Davion Mintz put an exclamation point next to his name for MVP of this season as the Kentucky Wildcats pummeled South Carolina 92-64.

The fifth-year senior finished this afternoon with 20 points on 7/13 shooting (6/11 from deep), seven assists, and five rebounds. Coming off the Ole Miss game where he recorded eight assists, it is obvious who John Calipari is going to turn to at point for the rest of this season.

In the last two games of being the primary point guard, Mintz has recorded 15 assists to only three turnovers. He is showing he can be effective in getting his teammates the ball in good situations to score, as well as proving he can still go and get his, scoring 30 points in the last two games combined also.

Today is just another reason to add to the list of why Davion Mintz is the most important recruit this offseason. Plug him in as the primary ball handler all season, and this team could be in a completely situation then they are now.

On top of shining at the point guard spot again today he also helped this team make the history books once again. This time, it was alongside BJ Boston, who finished with 21 points on 7/13 shooting (6/10 from deep).

This was just the second time in school history that two Wildcats hit six three-pointers in the same game.

The last time this happened was back in 1993 when Travis Ford hit seven and Jamal Mashburn hit six in No. 3 Kentucky’s win over No. 4 Indiana.

With all the great shooters Kentucky has had over the years, this was actually a pretty shocking stat to see.

It is only fitting though that a team that has struggled to shoot outside all season be the ones to add their name to this list. Boston and Mintz have both had some nice moments this season, but neither had his six threes in a game until today.

With the SEC Tournament starting on Thursday, there isn't a better time to get some positive buzz for this team to potentially make a run. If the Wildcats play like they did today, they’ll have a chance at winning it and earning a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

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