You can throw out Malik Monk’s 20-piece, Kentucky’s offense as a whole, the much-improved defense, the ball security, ball movement and everything else that went right in tonight’s win, because it all came down to one play: Isaac Humphries’ bucket in the second half. That was the difference maker.
How so, you ask?
Because when Isaac Humphries scores, Kentucky is undefeated.
Humphries’ two-point performance against Tennessee gave UK its 20th win in 20 games when he contributes to the scoreboard. In games he doesn’t, Kentucky is 1-5 with the one win coming against Michigan State in the Garden.
Tonight’s game-winner was a short jumper with 15:56 to go in the game. You could’ve shut it off once that one dropped.