Mar 19, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard De'Aaron Fox (0) shoots against the Wichita State Shockers during the first half in the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.  Thomas Joseph-USA TODAY Sports

You got the sense that after Wichita State talked some trash about Kentucky the day before the teams met in the second round of the NCAA Tournament that there was no way the Wildcats would lose the game. And even though the Shockers put up a good fight, Kentucky prevailed.

After the 65-62 win on Sunday, Kentucky’s De’Aaron Fox said Wichita State’s pregame trash talk motivated the Wildcats.

Kentucky’s Derek Willis, who had nine points and eight rebounds, had the best response of all.

What makes his response so good? Well, Darral Willis Jr., the guy who did the trash talking, scored just two points in eight minutes for Wichita State. Here are the trash talking comments the Shockers forward made before the game.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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