Kentucky Wildcats upset by outcome, not effort in buzzer-beating loss

Julius Randle - photo by Tony Gutierrez | AP
Julius Randle – photo by Tony Gutierrez | AP

If ever there were a time for a young team to fall victim to finger-pointing, this was it.

had just fallen in a fashion that will land the Wildcats on the unhappy end of what could be the play of the college basketball season. When Michael Qualls’ thunderous put-back dunk went through the net, it undid 44:59.8 of tough road work and sent the Cats to a heartbreaking 87-85 defeat.

Fielding questions from reporters when he surely would have preferred to be on the team bus with his headphones on, tried to take the blame for missing the box-out assignment of Rashad Madden’s missed 3-pointer.

“It was just my fault,” Young said. “I stopped playing at the last second. I thought it was just going to bounce off, the time was going to run out. I just stopped playing at the last second.”

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