By LARRY VAUGHT
Going 10-for-13 from the field and scoring 24 points for Kentucky in its win over Louisville Saturday was a special performance by freshman Tyler Herro.
How special? He was the first freshman to score 24 or more points against Louisville since Brandon Knight in 2010. The only freshman to do it before then was Rex Chapman in 1986.
“They try to put him in positions in they’ve put him in all year where he’s dealing with a pin down. He made some floaters in the lane and he hit some shots that we knew he was more than capable,” Mack said. “I don’t think his percentage relays the fact that he’s a good shooter, but we knew he was. You could see that in their foreign trip.
“If we win against Seton Hall, we are probably top five in the country right now,” Herro said. “But we are going the right direction. I was just having fun and let the game come to me. It felt good to see a few shots go down.”
Herro also credited point guard Ashton Hagans for UK’s offensive flow.
“Coach told him to get everybody else shots and then you will see things open for yourself,” Herro said. “We tell him to keep making plays but at the same time look for your shots. We need for him to keep attacking, and he did.”