College Hoops Player of the Day for Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Kentucky deserves a load of credit in its run to 30-0, as there have not been many walk-over games throughout their run in the SEC.
Tuesday night's trip to Athens, Georgia was certainly no exception, as the Bulldogs battled with all their might in an to topple the #1 ranked team in the nation.
While Georgia led much of the game, the Wildcats, having gotten used to coming from behind in the second half of games, surged in the contest's later stages, coming away with win #30, a 72-64 victory.
Trailing by nine points with nine minutes left to play, Andrew Harrison's three-pointer sparked the long run back to parity, which occurred with 3:54 left to play, when brother Aaron Harrison dropped in a shot jumper to tie the game at 62-all.
From there, the Wildcats held Georgia to just one field goal, while scoring 10 points for the win.
Forward Karl-Anthony Towns led the way for Kentucky with 19 points on 8 for 12 shooting and seven rebounds.
Despite being out-rebounded, 41-38 and shooting only 39.7%, the Wildcats relied on ball control (just three turnovers) and defense, forcing 11 turnovers with four blocked shots and five steals.