Left out of my summary below was the stellar play of Darnell Dodson. He performed well from beyond the arc, as is his wont, but he also demonstrated some serious rebounding ability. Typically, rebound numbers for guards are due in part to hustle and in part to spacing. During the game, several key rebounds fell into Dodson’s hands and he should be recognized for his efforts.
Dodson was doing so well on the boards that at one point, he reminded me of another hot shooting guard that had a nose for rebounds, Gerald Fitch. Below is the last time UK defeated North Carolina and look who nails the winning shot at the 4:00 minute mark. It has been a long 5 years, people. Enjoy.
I just wanted to post the pic of Blue Jesus, as Ian Eagle said, “Doing something that was special.”