Tre Mitchell obtained scorching on the proper time in Kentucky‘s time beyond regulation win over St. Joe’s on Monday. The 23-year-old stretch-forward was already having a great night time with 13 factors in regulation, together with the putback dunk to take the lead with 29 seconds left to go within the recreation.
However Mitchell actually turned issues up a notch in bonus time when he helped the Wildcats draw back to win by eight factors. He hit back-to-back 3-pointers for Kentucky’s first factors in time beyond regulation, then hit three free throws to assist safe the victory. His 9 factors within the five-minute time beyond regulation introduced his whole to 22 factors scored for the sport, matching DJ Wagner for the team-high. Mitchell was Kentucky’s main rebounder, too.
After the sport, Mitchell was requested about these two clutch 3s that gave Kentucky a cushion in OT.
“It’s open so I used to be letting it go,” he stated of the daggers from the highest of the important thing. “I do know Cal would in all probability yell at me if I didn’t.”
Mitchell added that his mindset is at all times to maintain capturing if it the shot is open.
“In the event that they’re going to depart me open, I’m going to shoot it,” he defined. “I attempt to keep current all through the complete recreation so no matter what the result or the rating goes to be – if I get an open look, I’m going to take it.”
Hear extra from Mitchell in KSR’s postgame interviews with the Wildcats.
Mitchell on Kentucky’s depth and flexibility
For his efficiency, SEC Community chosen Tre Mitchell for the postgame interview on the printed, and Mitchell used the chance to brag about his teammates and their versatility.
“We obtained some unbelievable depth,” he stated of Kentucky’s roster. “Like, we’ve got dudes that may do completely every thing. And that’s form of what I really like about this workforce. There’s so many various lineups that we might carry on the market and a lot that we might simply carry to the court docket. Dudes that may do completely every thing. They’re unselfish. They’re keen to make the correct play to win the sport.”
Oh, and yet another factor…
“And we obtained some some large dudes that ain’t even again but. However as soon as they get again, you’re gonna see they’re simply as versatile as everyone else on the ground.”