Kentucky’s already had a couple game-ending meltdowns this season – gagging in the second half against Baylor, not closing out against Michigan State – but nothing will top losing to Arkansas on the road in overtime on a dunk-back with less than a second remaining.
Andrew Harrison sent the game to overtime on a 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds left, and the teams appeared headed for a second overtime, but as you can see in the video above, Harrison got caught ball-watching, and didn’t box out Michael Qualls. His rim-rocking dunk-back gave Arkansas its best win of the season.
Here’s the thing young Kentucky should be concerned about: Quality wins. Beating Louisville at home was nice, but its next best win is against Boise State (also at home). The SEC is putrid this season, ranked 7th among conferences in RPI (yes, behind the A-10). There won’t be many opportunities for quality wins the rest of the way, except against Florida. Given Kentucky’s road issues – struggled to get by Vanderbilt this week – it’s tough to see this team getting a Top 3 seed in March unless it can split with Florida or win the SEC tournament.
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