How he started in the Wildcats' 76-69 regional final victory over No. 2 North Carolina, though, wasn't nearly as important as how he ultimately finished it off.
The 6-foot-6 junior has had an up-and-down season, to say the least, but proved once and for all that he can come through when UK needs him the most.
In a span of 37 seconds during the game's final moments, Liggins blocked a Kendall Marshall shot, helping preserve a 70-69 lead, then canned a huge 3-pointer from the right corner that served as the dagger with 35 seconds remaining.
Liggins finished with 12 points, four assists, three steals, two rebounds and the one block, rounding out what was, without question, his most important two-game performance in three years at UK.
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