Any basketball game is a collection of huge plays, momentum swings, and questionable decisions that lead to the final, often frustrating, outcome. Rarely can an observer pinpoint the seminal moment at which victory is seized by a team.
However, for the Kentucky Wildcats fans, it was not difficult to find the turning point that led to the Wildcat’s 73-66 victory in Saturday’s matchup.
That moment? 8:18. Second Half.
John Calipari was ejected from the game.
John Calipari picked up two technical fouls at that moment after E.J. Montgomery was called for a foul with the game tied, 44-44.