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Keldon Johnson Scoring 11 Straight Points was Something Special

Folks, Keldon Johnson is BACK and in a big way.

After averaging 11.4 points in his last nine games, and shooting 39% since the Kansas game, Keldon Johnson was due for a big game. Did he ever.

Last night, Johnson went for 19 points and four assists. Kentucky saw that “dawg” in him that was talked about so much during the offseason, and for my money, the best moment in the game was his Tayshaun Prince-esque run in the first half when he scored 11 consecutive points.

The game was still in its “feeling-out” process and Kentucky had a 12-9 lead when Johnson decided to go unconscious. His first made bucket was a two with his foot just barely on he line, set up by an assist from Hagans. Then Keldon went bananas, making three of his next four shots, all behind the arc. It sent the BBN into a frenzy.

Johnson was on fire, and at that point, he just had to keep shooting.

“I was just lost in the game,” Johnson said. “I just happened to be hitting shots, and I just kept shooting. My teammates told me to keep shooting, so that’s what I did.”

After the game, Tyler Herro said Keldon’s burst was nothing new to the team. “We see that a lot from Keldon in practice,” said Herro. “He locks in mentally, he as locked in and that’s what he does.” If Keldon can lock in mentally like that in these six final regular season games into March…

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It was definitely a special moment for Keldon Johnson, and it’s a stretch that should be remembered for some time amongst the BBN.


Article written by Brent Wainscott

Twitter: @BrentWainscott_

3 Comments for Keldon Johnson Scoring 11 Straight Points was Something Special

  1. J. Did
    2:06 pm February 17, 2019 Permalink

    This team has X factor galore. Who is gonna step up; ’cause everyone of these athletes can.

    Which presents an opposing coach’s nightmare. How to prepare?

    IF KENTUCKY can continue to utilize the the stable of Thoroughbreds, CAL may just jockey his way to the ‘ship.

  2. John Capilari
    4:47 pm February 17, 2019 Permalink

    Great run, but doesn’t compare to Tayshaun’s.

  3. JASUN74
    7:59 pm February 17, 2019 Permalink

    Man I’m excited about this team and it was a great win, but come on man, I don’t think it was anything at all like you’re making it out to be! I wish I could agree with you but you’re way off on this one. If I was 20 maybe and hadn’t watched the cats for fourty years, it would seem special I guess, but anyway it was awesome and I’m glad he got it going. We’re a lot better team with everyone playing great instead of just two a night. Yesterday, the whole team played great and the bench was fantastic. That’s what it’s going to take to win the National Championship and we very well could if we play like that the rest of the season. With Duke getting beat out early like always against butler or Lehigh, lol, we will be the favorites in my eyes and even if they make it to the championship game, they’ll see a completely different team than they say at the beginning of the year. Anyway thanks for filling space and giving us something to read, even though it was a big moment in the game it wasn’t Tayshaun big like was said above. It was awesome though no doubt.