Tyler Ulis leads No. 22 Kentucky to win despite John Calipari ejection

His play after the whistles was equally as important though, as it is always. After basically every stoppage, Ulis gathered the team and made sure everyone knew where they needed to go. The diminutive leader does this stuff every game, but it was amplified in this road situation due to Calipari's absence, especially given that the team's record in road games this season was a pedestrian 2-5.

For lack of a better term, it was a virtuouso performance from Kentucky's point guard in the biggest spot of the season for the Wildcats. 

Kentucky came into this one tied for the lead in the SEC at 8-3 along with the Gamecocks and LSU. But the schedule is not in its favor coming down the stretch. The Wildcats have to go to Vanderbilt, Florida and Texas A&M and play on the road still. All of those games can be lost, so getting this win against South Carolina was absolutely critical in order to continue competing for the SEC crown. 

The win moved Kentucky to 19-6 on the season, with an SEC-best 9-3 mark.

Tyler Ulis had an absolutely terrific game against South Carolina. (USATSI)
Tyler Ulis had an absolutely terrific game against South Carolina. (USATSI)
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