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I think Jimmy Dykes put it best last night when he said “There’s a lot of stuff going on in this game.” In the span of three hours (!), 60 fouls were called, 81 free throws attempted, and approximately 482 liters of bourbon consumed in the Bluegrass. But the stats don’t tell the whole story. Some truly bizarre things happened last night, and I spent my day narrowing them down to the 8 most absurd moments.
1. This woman’s mask was terrifying
Straight up something out of a horror movie. Even that weird bunny from Donny Darko is creeped out
2. James Young got uppercut by the ball
But because it was just the ball and not Quall’s elbow or hand, they ruled there was no illegal contact. Ouch.
3. Jimmy Dykes took us for a run
Jimmy Dykes said he wanted to take viewers on a tour of Arkansas’ campus, but what he really wanted was a chance to work on his Blair Witch Project sequel: When the Nail Drives You.
4. Then Jimmy showed off his food
It’s all fried, but it’s okay, you know, because he did all that running.
5. Marcus Lee got a flagrant foul
Knowing Marcus, he probably got confused and thought this was the line for tickets to “Spongebob on Ice.”
6. Cal got photobombed
“HAAAAAAY! You remembered to record ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ right? Okay!”
7. Both Willie Cauley-Stein and James Young fell over the first row of Arkansas fans
Gotta love that hustle, though.
8. The ball got stuck in the scoreboard
Save the best for last, right?
Seriously, that happened.