Blowing a 21-point lead is bad enough, but Kentucky still had a chance to win the game in the final minutes and failed. Why? Seth Greenberg broke Robert Hubbs III’s dunk with 1:30 left to put Tennessee up by five — a crucial play — and guess who was the culprit of Kentucky’s defensive breakdown to let Hubbs in the lane? Jamal Murray.
“You cover this play 8,000 times in your walk-through, without a doubt,” Greenberg said. “Jamal Murray, there’s 11 seconds left, anything going over the top, that’s fine, we’re going to get a stop. What does he do? He turns his head. When he turns his head, BAM! Robert Hubbs.”
“That’s the story of the night. Right there. Lack of attention to deal. All you need to do is get a stop. Instead, turn your head, and bam.”
Can’t argue with him.