In the last decade, Kentucky fans have witnessed unforgettable basketball.
The Wildcats have won six SEC Tournaments, appeared in six Elite Eights, four Final Fours and won a National Championship. To reach that level of success, individuals must be at their best. It’s easy to compare trophies to other programs, but the same cannot be said when comparing individual talent. That’s where Complex enters the picture.
The outlet curated a list of the top fourteen college basketball performances, NCAA Tournament and regular season, from the last decade. To be more objective, the rankings were based in five criteria: stats, efficiency, opponent, stage and memorability. Kentucky was the only school to be featured more than once, and two happened just last year. After you see the complete list, you can’t argue with the results.
9. Monk vs. North Carolina
The UK shooting guard could not be touched when the Cats met the Tar Heels in Las Vegas for the CBS Sports Classic. Once Monk got into the zone, he could not be stopped. He hit 8-of-12 threes, including the game-winner, to finish with 47 points.
5. Jodie Meeks goes for 54
When the University of Jodie Meeks left Thompson-Boling Arena in 2009, he had 54 points, the most points scored in a major conference in the last decade. People forget Tennessee was a Top 25 team at the time, which makes his performance even more impressive.
2. De’Aaron Eliminates Lonzo
The best performance by a male athlete in the rankings, Fox earned this spot by dominating Lonzo Ball in the Sweet 16. The Kentucky point guard scored 39 points on just 20 shot attempts, all while holding Ball to 4-of-10 from the floor.
Check out the rest of the rankings and more highlights at Complex.