WATCH: BJ Boston Pulls Off A Nasty Double Ankle Breaker In Kentucky Wildcats Win

Published 02/13/2021, 11:59 PM EST
Feb 9, 2021; Lexington, Kentucky, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard Brandon Boston Jr. (3) passes the ball while being guarded by Arkansas Razorbacks guard JD Notae (1), guard Moses Moody (5) and guard Jalen Tate (11) during the second half of the game at Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center. Mandatory Credit: Arden Barnes-USA TODAY Sports


The Kentucky Wildcats are hoping to turn their season around and make it to the NCAA Tournament when the time comes. As the regular season starts coming towards an end, the chances that the Wildcats end up with a winning record are gone. Even if they win every remaining game, they end up with a record of 11-13.

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However, they got a big win over the Auburn Tigers yesterday. It was a narrow two-point win that the Wildcats had to fight for, and they showed grit they hadn’t all season.

Brandon Boston Jr. had a great game, putting up 17 points. The best was a fantastic highlight where he not only broke his opponent’s ankles but also his own.

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That was an absolutely sick dribble move. After that move, Boston casually drained a three to complete the highlight play.

The opposing defender almost rolled out of the court because of the cut. Highlights like these prove why Boston is considered a top prospect for the 2021 Draft.

Kentucky Wildcats: Can they salvage anything from this season?

The Wildcats usually build a team of 5* recruits that end up being one-and-done players. They usually make it to the NCAA tournament, even if they do end up losing there.

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However, this year, even the tournament looks unlikely. It will be odd to see the Wildcats miss the tournament, with the program last not making it there in 2009.

Feb 13, 2021; Lexington, Kentucky, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard Brandon Boston Jr. (3) and Auburn Tigers guard Allen Flanigan (22) fight for the ball during the first half of the game at Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center. Mandatory Credit: Arden Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The 2009 failure to qualify has been the only time under John Calipari that the Wildcats haven’t been inside the race to be a part of March Madness. With other historic programs like the Duke Blue Devils also having to fight their way into contention, it is sad to see a powerhouse like Kentucky be all but ruled out.

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However, the bigger question is, what can they salvage? Most of the talent may still be leaving for the NBA this season, meaning Coach Cal will have to build another team next season. He does it every year, but it is sad for this crop to leave college basketball like this, if they do decide to declare for the draft.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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