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At least PJ Washington made big shots down the stretch

On a night where so much went wrong, does it provide any solace that PJ Washington stepped up and made big shots down the stretch? Probably not, but PJ’s play deserves praise. The sophomore big man finished with 20 points, seven in the final three and a half minutes to help Kentucky stay in the game.

“He gave us a chance,” John Calipari said of PJ. “He gave us a chance.”

PJ also had nine rebounds, three assists, and a steal in 27 minutes. He battled foul trouble in the second half, but came back in and became Kentucky’s only offense towards the end of the game. With so many of his teammates flailing, PJ proved he can be the go-to guy, a role we’ve all been waiting for him to embrace. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough tonight.

Dangit.

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8 Comments for At least PJ Washington made big shots down the stretch



  1. truetotheblue
    10:51 pm February 12, 2019 Permalink

    Pj the best player we got by far he becoming lottery pick.if everyone around him start hustling like him it be different team



  2. humboldt24
    11:06 pm February 12, 2019 Permalink

    PJ is playing so well right now. Great to see.

    Reid and Hagans seem to shrink in pressure situations. We need to keep the offense more fluid late rather than just relying on PJ to make things happen, but it’s great to see him proving he’s capable of creating when we really need it



  3. RealCatsFan
    11:26 pm February 12, 2019 Permalink

    Great that he is playing well, but we need someone else to carry the load when he is in foul trouble.



  4. Papaw
    6:23 am February 13, 2019 Permalink

    Hagans head was never in this game. And Travis needs to be told “if you dribble the ball even one time you’ll have splinters in your butt the rest of this year.”



    • makeitstop
      7:53 am February 13, 2019 Permalink

      Hagans really did look off in body language on the floor and bench. Waters just took it to him and that hasn’t happened and he was rattled. But ur comment about Reid is hilarious. I really like the kid but when he does that it’s like “the first 45 times didn’t convince u that won’t work in this league?” U know it drives Cal nuts, but until EJ can give u 8-10ppg and 4-5 RB he’s gonna just hv to scream at Reid “don’t dribble”.



  5. EdC
    8:55 am February 13, 2019 Permalink

    Let’s not forget Travis gets to sit when he takes a 3 pointer attempt when we are behind, ESPECIALLY when it is early in the clock. Who did he think was going to rebound his air ball?



  6. KYjellyRoll
    11:08 am February 13, 2019 Permalink

    Pj reminds me of snell…everyone watching know they’re giving him the ball…but you can’t stop him. Love his fight. Rest need to follow