Terrence Jones scored a season-high 26 points, James Harden made the tiebreaking free throw with 43 seconds left and followed that with a jumper, and the Houston Rockets beat the Brooklyn Nets 102-98.
Nearly three months after winning the National Championship, Kentucky broke an NBA Draft record with six players selected.
Terrence Jones looked like a sure-fire top five pick after the first few games of his freshman season at Kentucky. Not any more.
It would take a masterful game for Kansas to pull the upset. But that won’t happen.
There’s no questioning that this group of Wildcats has the potential to be John Calipari’s most talented team ever.
The NBA “plans to investigate” Sunday’s contact between Nets part-owner Jay-Z and John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats, reports Ken Berger of CBSSports.com.
Less than 48 hours after his only basket helped the fourth-seeded Wildcats survive their tourney opener against Princeton, Brandon Knight led an 11-0 run coming out of halftime and made six free throws in the final minute to close out a 71-63 victory over fifth-seeded West Virginia.
Brandon Knight scored 17 points, Darius Miller hit two crucial 3-pointers and No. 15 Kentucky cruised to another SEC title, routing regular-season champion Florida 70-54 on Sunday.
Tyler Zeller scored a career-high 27 points and hit the go-ahead free throws with 47 seconds left, helping North Carolina edge No. 10 Kentucky 75-73 on Saturday.