Kentucky has had a lot of memorable, game closing shots over the last 15 years. John Wall had a couple, Jodie Meeks had a couple, Aaron Harrison had three in 2 weeks. Julius Randle against LSU also comes to mind. Brandon Knight against Princeton and Ohio State. But, believe it or not, Kentucky hasn’t had a true buzzer-beating shot in 15 years. A shot where the horn goes off before the shot goes through. And this weekend brings us back to the place where that shot took place. Erik Daniels lucky lay-in off a deflection as time expired kept the Cats undefeated in SEC play and the fans in Starkville fuming. UK was likely outplayed in that game and very fortunate to win but Daniels was in the right place at the right time, as he so often was, and UK went home winners.
Hopefully the Cats won’t need that kind of luck this weekend but it is interesting that UK has been beat a few times since that time at the buzzer but not had to win a game at the buzzer like this: