TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Freshman Brandon Knight, held scoreless for
more than 39 minutes, made a driving layup with 2 seconds remaining to lift No. 4 seed Kentucky to a 59-57 win over 13th-seeded
Princeton in the second round of the NCAA tournament Thursday.
Knight missed his first seven shots and even found himself on
the bench in the closing minute. But coach John Calipari, who
proclaimed, "You can't count on freshmen" a day earlier, put the
ball in Knight's hands with the game on the line.
Knight delivered, and Big Blue advanced to face West Virginia in
the third round Saturday.
It was the biggest contribution Kentucky got from its trio of
talented newcomers. Fellow freshman Terrence Jones finished with 10 points, and Doron Lamb added seven.
Upperclassmen carried the Wildcats most of the way. Darius
Miller scored 17 points, and lone senior Josh Harrellson added 15
points and 10 rebounds.
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