Devin Booker couldn’t get the three-ball to drop last night against Eastern but he played a key role in keeping the streak alive late in the game. Booker, who recently learned about Kentucky’s streak of games with a trey, was telling his teammates to let the long ball fly because they needed one to fall.
“Devin was telling us we had to hit one to keep the streak alive,” Trey Lyles confessed after the game. “You can definitely hear (the crowd chanting three); they take pride in that. We just try to help them out and hit some every game.”
I have a good feeling Booker’s message to his teammates came right around the six-minute mark, when the Cats attempted a three-pointer on three consecutive possessions. He and Lyles threw up forced shots, per the crowd’s wishes, before Aaron Harrison went all Aaron Harrison to make it 909 games in a row.