Kentucky Basketball: Wildcats Bid Goodbye to Hawkins, Willis, and Mulder

It also gave Kentucky a share of the Southeastern Conference regular-season title for the fifth time in Calipari's eight seasons with the Wildcats. "We had one play, Malik Monk on the far corner took a shot he didn't need to take".

The Wildcats overcame their largest deficit under Coach John Calipari, trailing by 19 points in the first half. "They made every shot and we missed every shot".

Monk. He finished with 27 points and hit a three to give United Kingdom a seven-point lead with 47.1 seconds left. Monk (27), Bam Adebayo (16) and De'Aaron Fox (13, while back from a sore knee) scored 56 points.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Dakota Mathias scored 17 of his 19 points in the first half and Caleb Swanigan added 17 of his 21 in the second as Purdue clinched a share of the Big Ten title.

Luke Kornet had 21 points for Vanderbilt (16-14, 9-8), whose winning streak ended at four games.

Yet again, this all goes back to effort, and while some can argue that the Cats could avoid having to go all-out by starting a little faster than they did on Tuesday, that effort will be needed come tournament time. "I tell kids if they want to learn something about basketball, go put it on pro mode on 2K and let them play", says his father, via Bleacher Report. "I think we struggled executing and creating the same spacing as well as making that extra pass that we were in the first half. It's just going to get us ready for the (NCAA) tournament". Vandy was shooting 50 percent with five 3-pointers while Kentucky was 2-for-17 with six turnovers. They improved to make 15 of 26 to finish at 44 percent overall. It's the final home game for seniors Derek Willis, Dominique Hawkins and Mychal Mulder.

Kentucky Basketball looks to close out he final two games of the regular season on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

"She was pretty nervous and at first she was like, 'Are you serious?"' Willis said, "and I said, 'Well, yeah.' When I put the ring on her finger her hands were shaking and I asked if she could keep them still for a second because I was nervous to put it on, too". They now have a one game lead at the top of the conference, so Florida would need to win both games to keep the SEC title out of Kentucky's hands entirely. Monte Morris added 12 points, 11 assists and 9 rebounds for the Cyclones (20-9, 12-5 Big 12), who clinched their sixth consecutive 20-victory season and swept the Cowboys for the fourth consecutive year. The Wildcats won their previous meeting 100-58 on January 3. The Commodores won 68-66 on January 21.

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