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Kevin Knox says he lives for games like this

Kevin Knox has been accused of being soft this season, but he broke out in a big way tonight, scoring 34 points to lead Kentucky to a 83-76 upset over West Virginia.

Knox was 11-17 from the floor, 5-8 from three, and 7-8 from the line. He also had seven rebounds, showing unseen assertiveness and confidence in the face of a huge West Virginia lead. Afterwards, the freshman said he “lives” for hostile environments like the one the Cats faced in Morgantown tonight.

“I love atmospheres likes this,” Knox said. “I love playing away games. I love going against people on the road, that’s something I loved growing up. Other team yelling, the student section, it just gets me going. I was hitting some big shots today so I had to talk a little trash. They were talking trash to us, so I had to go back at them. This is what I love. I love road games. I love playing big crowds and all that. That’s just something I live for.”

Some highlights:

This picture by @gbbcountry after a big three late in the game says it all:



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12 Comments for Kevin Knox says he lives for games like this

  1. kentuckybackupplayer
    11:05 pm January 27, 2018 Permalink

    Long Live Knox!

  2. Bull Filmer
    11:07 pm January 27, 2018 Permalink

    Knox is so NBA it’s unreal. But for the yoke CAL puts on these guys, the sky is and has always been the limit. Yes, i get the team building shtuff. But OMG. We saw again….today…..CAL’s suppression of splendiditivy…..just kills me.

    • catsarerunnin
      8:35 am January 28, 2018 Permalink

      “suppression of splendiditivy”? You watch to much MSNBC.

  3. Bull Filmer
    11:09 pm January 27, 2018 Permalink

    misspelled ‘splendiditivity.

  4. RealCatsFan
    7:23 am January 28, 2018 Permalink

    Kevin is going to get more of these environments at Gainesville, at TAMU, at ‘Bama, etc. Lots of tough road games remaining on the slate. Let’s hope the Cats can continue to rise to the challenge.

  5. Booby Petrino
    8:08 am January 28, 2018 Permalink

    In the words of stephen Johnson “I love this $hit”

  6. T-wah
    9:35 am January 28, 2018 Permalink

    I laughed out loud when I heard Hami talking to Mike Pratt on the radio postgame show. Talking about Knox, “He played his balls off, tonight.” That might be the quote of the year, so far.

    • ClutchCargo
      12:17 pm January 28, 2018 Permalink

      He might have been playing a little too hard, in that case. LOL!

  7. BonnieTayshaunBilly
    10:04 am January 28, 2018 Permalink

    Rupp needs a taunt-Kevin-Knox section. Call it Hard Knox.

  8. 1UKFAN6
    11:36 am January 28, 2018 Permalink

    Well then let’s hope he lives for it in March.