Ben Howland gives credit to Tyler Herro for ‘huge shot’

Mississippi State basketball coach Ben Howland talks to the media after the Bulldogs’ 71-67 loss to Kentucky on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. Tyler Herro hit a three-pointer late in the shot clock with 2:58 left to help the Wildcats to the win.
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Mississippi State basketball coach Ben Howland talks to the media after the Bulldogs’ 71-67 loss to Kentucky on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. Tyler Herro hit a three-pointer late in the shot clock with 2:58 left to help the Wildcats to the win.

John Clay is a sports columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader. A native of Central Kentucky, he covered UK football from 1987 until being named sports columnist in 2000. He has covered 20 Final Fours and 37 consecutive Kentucky Derbys.