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Tyler Herro: “I just like hitting big shots against people who don’t like us”

(Photo: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports)

(Photo: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports)

Tyler Herro loves to play the villain. When asked if he’d rather make a big shot at home or on the road, the Kentucky freshman didn’t hesitate.

“On the road for sure,” Herro said. “I just like hitting big shots against people who don’t like us. If they don’t like us, we don’t like them.”

Herro was definitely clutch today for Kentucky. Even though he was only 6-12 from the floor, he had three big threes and was 5-5 from the free throw line. His two free throws in the final 24 seconds helped Kentucky hang on for a win, and even though Bruce Pearl called a timeout to try and shake his confidence, it didn’t work.

“I just, I was like, these are good. I feel like I put in a lot of hours so I knew I was going to make it.”

Count Keldon Johnson among those that wasn’t shocked Tyler came through with the game on the line.

“He’s much more than — everybody says he’s just a shooter. I play against him every day. We go at it all the time. I know he’s much more than that. To see him go out there, what he’s doing is no surprise to us. We see it everyday. It’s normal.”

Herro’s breakout game came against Louisville, but he told reporters he felt like this game was even more important.

“Yeah, I feel like it was just a bigger game because Auburn, they’re a great team and we’re a great team too so it felt like a bigger stage.”

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11 Comments for Tyler Herro: “I just like hitting big shots against people who don’t like us”



  1. ScottGreene22
    9:11 pm January 19, 2019 Permalink

    Herro as is this whole team a lot of fun to watch



    • trumpetguy
      10:18 pm January 19, 2019 Permalink

      Dude looks like he is in about 10th grade, but an absolute baller! Knows what he is doing and unafraid. That sweet scoop and1 was awesome. That baseline drive inside last 45 seconds or so when he was hand-checked…basket didn’t count but he flipped that in LEFTHANDED! Would have counted in NBA continuation, Plus, must be shooting close to 90% from FT line, great weapon in crunch time. Just a solid road win against a definite NCAA tourney team capable of winning several games…..



  2. bigbluebanana
    9:27 pm January 19, 2019 Permalink

    That applies to some folks on this site too.



  3. Skooms
    9:49 pm January 19, 2019 Permalink

    Oh that was such a nice dig at Da Ville at the end! He’s got every right to say that too. I really hope he stays this year!!



    • timbo
      8:03 am January 20, 2019 Permalink

      I hope he does what’s best for him EVERY time and you should too.



  4. Cats513
    9:55 pm January 19, 2019 Permalink

    “Only 6-12 from the floor”

    I mean I’ll take 50% shooting any day



    • brian
      11:00 pm January 19, 2019 Permalink

      I thought the same thing. If KSR writers got their stuff right that much, this site would be legit 🙂



    • syrin23
      11:09 pm January 19, 2019 Permalink

      Exactly. I wasn’t going to even comment until I saw that.

      Even though he was just 5-5 from the FT line, the Cats managed to win on the road.



  5. kuhlkat
    1:03 am January 20, 2019 Permalink

    Loved his shade at Lil Bro.
    “This time it was against a great team”



  6. Kerosenerag
    9:18 am January 20, 2019 Permalink

    Lol…that was a great dig. L’s down all the way.



  7. Wildcat_blues1029
    2:28 pm January 20, 2019 Permalink

    Loving the way this team continues to grow and mature. Excited to see how much better we will be come before March!