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Tyler Herro named MVP of UK-Louisville game

LEXINGTON – The Bluegrass Sports Commission (BSC) has named Kentucky freshman Tyler Herro the Most Valuable Player of today’s men’s basketball game between the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville at the KFC Yum! Center.

Herro led all scorers with a career-high 24 points on 10-of-13 shooting from the floor. The Milwaukee native also recorded five rebounds, and two steals in the 71-58 Wildcat win.  

No. 16 Kentucky improves to 10-2, while Louisville falls to 9-4 on the year.

Herro’s MVP honor adds him to the list of previous award winners Josh Harrellson (UK-2010), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (UK-2011), Russ Smith (UofL-2012), James Young (UK-2013), Tyler Ulis (UK-2014/2015), Quentin Snider (UofL-2016), and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (UK-2017).

“Today’s UK vs UL game showcased once again why many call this the greatest rivalry in all of college basketball,” said BSC President and CEO Brian Miller. “We’d like to wish both teams good luck as they begin conference play.


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  1. Herro truly was a hero in all aspects of his game…very Chapmanesque. The guys did play with more energy and fight and could have taken home a 20 point win. We need to get PJ more involved in the offense and Payne and rest of the staff have to find a way for Richards and Montgomery to be able to do more than just put on their uniforms…2 points and 5 boards between them pretty sad. No wonder all the quality bigs are going elsewhere.

  2. Herro was the man.

  3. Congrats and Thumbs Up for Tyler on a great performance.
    Somehow, the world just seems like a better place after Kentucky beats Louisville.

  4. Tyler has always had the talent, now he is more comfortable and confident in playing at KY. It seems that Tyler, Keldon, and Ashton are setting the tone for this team. PJ and Reid will need to be more consistent in SEC play. I agree with Mike, Nick and EJ should be doing more. I wish I could sit through a practice to see what this team does to prepare for games. These past 2 wins were great, but now the schedule gets intense. This team will go as far as the bench will take them.

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