Kentucky guard Dontaie Allen saved the day for the Wildcats, and the team let him know just how much they appreciated the breakout 23-point performance during the wild locker room celebration afterward.
After finishing up his postgame radio interview duties, Allen was welcomed to bottles of water being poured over his head and teammates dancing and cheering with him following the much-needed victory.
The Kentucky men’s basketball social media accounts shared the must-see moment following the win, also including John Calipari’s locker room speech and a great quote from a teammate during the celebration.
“He had his chance, which means he’s got to be on the floor some, which means some of you guys are going to have to get a few less minutes because he needs to be on the floor,” Calipari said. “What he did to the defense was spread it out.”
“I’ve never been so happy for a person in my life,” freshman guard Terrence Clarke said of Allen during the celebration.
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) January 3, 2021
Nothing beats it.