Kentucky basketball has rebounded well since a jarring early season loss to Duke. However, John Calipari’s team is still a work in progress, and today’s game against Seton Hall proved that.
The Wildcats entered as a seven-point favorite against the Pirates at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Of course, once the ball is tipped, none of that matters, especially when the opponent has Myles Powell.
Seton Hall knocked off Kentucky basketball in overtime, 84-83, in an early Game of the Year candidate.
Most will be discussing the end of regulation, which featured an incredible near-buzzer beater followed by an even more incredible buzzer beater.
First up: Seton Hall superstar Myles Powell. He drilled a wild off-balance three from the corner to give Seton Hall a 70-67 lead with 1.5 seconds left on the clock. He wound up finishing with 28.
— Seton Hall Basketball (@SetonHallMBB) December 8, 2018
Kentucky wasn’t done though. Keldon Johnson got the ball, and drilled a half-court shot to send it to overtime.
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— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) December 8, 2018
Things wouldn’t be complete with one more awesome shot. Down two with under 10 seconds left, the Pirates worked the ball around to find Myles Cale, who had a nice side step of UK star P.J. Washington, drilling the eventual game-winner.
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) December 8, 2018
On the other end, Keldon Johnson almost doubled-down on his hero moment, taking an off-balance shot from NBA range. It looked like he might’ve drawn a foul, but no call came, and Seton Hall can head back across the river as victors.