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Briscoe says Derek Willis helped him get the last rebound to get his triple double

Photo by UK Athletics

Photo by UK Athletics

Photo by UK Athletics

Tonight, Isaiah Briscoe accomplished something only two other players in Kentucky basketball history have (and one of them happens to be his teammate); Briscoe notched the program’s third triple double, with 19 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds. Afterwards, Briscoe met with the media and admitted that Derek Willis bricked one of his free throws so Isaiah could get his tenth rebound to make his triple double official:

 

“Yeah, yeah, because I needed one more rebound,” Briscoe said. “And he was just like, ‘Yo, you need one more rebound?’ I’m like, ‘Yeah.’ He said he got me. So, shoutout to Derek, for real. I appreciate that.”

Talk about being your brother’s keeper. We know Briscoe was aware of how close he was to a triple double, but he claims he didn’t focus on it too much in the second half, despite the fact that he stayed at nine rebounds and nine assists for what seemed like forever.

“No, because ultimately, I just want to win,” Briscoe said. “I’m definitely about winning, but you know, the triple double’s fine, I’ll take it. But ultimately, I was just worried about winning the game. ”

The triple double’s just the cherry on top.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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1 Comment for Briscoe says Derek Willis helped him get the last rebound to get his triple double



  1. kentuck1
    11:33 pm December 29, 2016 Permalink

    After all the great players that Coach Cal has had at UK, none had a triple-double until this year. Then, we have two players get triple-doubles on this years team! Also, there is a player with the freshman record for points in a game. If we add into the mixture a very tough big man, this team might be special by years end?