Brandon Knight showed why he is a cool customer on the basketball court, who doesn’t get rattled in big moments or if he is having a bad game.
The Kentucky freshman guard had missed all seven of his shots in the Wildcats NCAA East region tournament game Thursday against Princeton.
But with the scored tied at 57 and the last seconds of the game ticking down, Knight didn’t hesitate. He drove into the lane, lifted himself and banked in a shot from a couple of feet out with two seconds left to give the Wildcats their 59-57 victory.
"I just wanted to be aggressive and not settle for a jump shot. I was able to get into the lane and finish," Knight said. "I felt confident. No matter what the situation is, even if i had missed all my shots up to that point.
"It was just a pick and roll and we wanted to see what we could get out of it. Darius (Miller) had been hot and I thought they shaded to him, so i just took it.
Knight is no stranger to hitting big shots in big games. The two time Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of The Year hit the game winning 3-point basket his West team a 107-104 victory in the 2010 McDonald’s All American Game.