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NEW YORK -- Kentucky boasts one of the most star-studded lineups in college basketball every season, and this one will be no different. But in Friday's season opener against Maryland, it wasn't super-freshmen Nerlens Noel, Archie Goodwin, Alex Poythress or Willie Cauley-Stein who stole the show.
Instead, it was junior Jarrod Polson, an unheralded former walk-on, who came up huge for the defending national champs, scoring 10 points, including two pressure-filled free throws with seven seconds left in No. 3 Kentucky's 72-69 win at the Barclays Center.
Before Friday night, Polson, a 6-foot-2 guard out of Nicholasville, Ky. a player who chose to walk on with Wildcats over an offer from Liberty University had taken nine career shots. He had made just one basket. He'd played just 62 minutes over the course of two whole seasons.
In fact, Polson was so far from factoring into Maryland coach Mark Turgeon's game plan coming into the game that Turgeon didn't even ...
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Jarrod Polson's heroics helped lead Kentucky to a 72-69 victory over Maryland in the season opener at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Kentucky coach John Calipari said Thursday that walk-on guard Jarrod Polson may have to be called upon to play significant minutes in the Wildcats' season opener Friday against Maryland.
Kentucky coach John Calipari says he'll be looking for a working rotation in the season opener against Maryland on Friday night.
The third-ranked Wildcats' latest group of top-level recruits will make its debut under New York's bright lights at the Barclays Center Classic in Brooklyn.
The coach who masterfully guided a Kentucky squad led by freshmen to the national...
Kentucky freshmen Nerlens Noel and Alex Poythress have been named to the SEC coaches' preseason all-conference team.
Jarrod Polson's surprising heroics, the Terrapins' dominance on the boards and Kyle Wiltjer's "veteran" play were among my three takeaways from Kentucky's season-opening win over Maryland on Friday in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Junior guard Jarrod Polson scored 10 points - three more than he had in his career at Kentucky - and made the clinching free throws with 7.7 seconds to play as the third-ranked Wildcats held off a furious second-half rally by Maryland for a 72-69 victory Friday night.
Kyle Wiltjer, a sophomore, led Kentucky with 19 points in the second game of the Barclays Center Classic, the first...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Junior guard Jarrod Polson scored 10 points -- three more than he had in his career at Kentucky -- and made the clinching free throws with 7.7 seconds to play as the third-ranked Wildcats held off a furious second-half rally by Maryland for a 72-69 victory Friday night.
Kyle Wiltjer, a sophomore, led Kentucky with 19 points in the second game of the Barclays Center...
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