Kentucky knew what they needed to do to beat Ohio State. They had to contest the three-point shots and they needed Josh Harrellson to neutralize and frustrate Jared Sullinger. And they did it beautifully. The Cats got massive contributions from Josh Harrellson (17 points, 10 rebounds, one fastball) and DeAndre Liggins (15 points, 6 rebounds and a masterful defensive effort), but the biggest play of the game came from the guy who was quiet for the longest. As he did in the Princeton game, Brandon Knight shook off 39 minutes of poor offensive play and sank a game-winning jumper, sending the Cats to their second-consecutive Elite Eight appearance. Beating the top overall team in the tournament? Impressive. Beating the top overall team in the tournament when your two best players shoot 6-20? Incredible.
But before we bring on the Heels, let’s make sure we celebrate this properly. Matt will be coming to you in a special late night edition of the WHAS Postgame Show. You can tune in on 840 AM or stream it online here. Just make sure you’re a part of this Friday night/Saturday morning party. Give us a call at (502) 571-8484. It’s time to do this up right.
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