Mintz is becoming big shot maker for Cats

Mintz is becoming big shot maker for Cats
Kentucky men's basketball hosted LSU at Rupp Arena on Jan. 23, 2021, in Lexington, Ky. (Source: Kentucky Athletics)

(WAVE) - UK’s late game struggles have been well documented, but the Cats have developed a reliable threat late in games.

Davion Mintz has shown a propensity for delivering big three-pointers down the stretch.

He hit the game-winner with :47 seconds left in a 77-74 win over Vanderbilt.

His three put the Cats in front of Arkansas 80-79 with :14 seconds left, before the Razorbacks hit two free throws for an 81-80 win.

Then Mintz snapped a 77-all tie with another triple with :33 seconds in Saturdays 82-80 win over Auburn.

He says he practiced for those moments as a kid.

“It’s crazy because I have a big back yard at my house, where there’s grass right behind my goal,” Mintz said, “and in my head, I would imagine there were a bunch of fans right there and I would do my five, four, three, two, one count but the terrible thing about right now is, I’m making the shot with no fans. I know some of them, no disrespect to our BBN, I love them and I feel the love, but I’m imagining it’s a lot crazier in my head as a kid.”

He’ll get another shot on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. when the Cats (6-13, 5-7 SEC) visit Vanderbilt (6-10, 2-8).

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