In the post-game press conference after Kentucky's 75-53 trouncing of Auburn on Saturday night, Kentucky coach John Calipari was going down the list of notable performances by his winning team.
“Jarrod played good,” said Calipari of his backup junior point guard, before quickly correcting himself. “Jarrod played great.”
Indeed, the former West Jessamine star scored six points in 10 valuable minutes as the Cats were a man short, what with Willie Cauley-Stein remaining back in Lexington to get treatment on his bothersome left knee.
Polson had two obvious highlights, the first when he pogo-ed up and tipped in a missed shot with 4:17 left in the first half to put Kentucky ahead 20-17. And it wasn't the first time this season that Polson has shown that in the right situation he does have some ups.
Then late in the game, with 5:04 remaining, and the shot clock ticking down, Polson broke loose on a drive down the lane to the basket for a layup. It was a textbook move right out of his days back at West Jessamine. It also put Kentucky up 71-45.