The second triple-double in Kentucky basketball history is in serious jeopardy after SportsCenter noticed one of Fox’s recorded assists didn’t actually happen.
The final decision on what will become of Fox’s final assist total has been deferred to the official scorers in the Bahamas, according to a spokesperson from UK, to Kyle Tucker:
“We are aware of the statistic in question and informed the official scorers,” UK spokesman Eric Lindsey said Tuesday afternoon. “We defer all decisions to the official scorer. Because of travel, they are currently working through the process now of evaluating the play in question.” [SEC Country]
If the triple-double is taken away, it is really unfortunate for Fox, who would’ve gotten his actual tenth assist if he had known he needed it. The scoreboard in Atlantis led him and Calipari to believe he had gotten to ten, so he went to the bench with over four minutes to go in the game. If they had known he was still on nine, Fox would’ve played until adding one more.
This is on you, scorekeeping person.