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Terrence Jones keeps promise to bring flowers to Louisville cheerleader

Jeff Eisenberg
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Terrence Jones delivers Louisville cheerleader Jerica Logue flowers (photo via Maggie Ruper of WHAS)

Never let it be said Terrence Jones doesn't keep his promises.

Three weeks after the Kentucky forward barreled into Louisville cheerleader Jerica Logue chasing down a loose ball during the Final Four, Jones found a way to atone for the four stitches she had to get at halftime to close the wound on top of her head. Jones showed up to Louisville cheerleading practice on Monday night with a bouquet of flowers just as he said he would do when informed about Logue's injuries the night of the game.

"For her to get stitches during the game and it being my fault, I told her I would do it," Jones told Louisville TV station WHAS. "I just had to keep to my word."

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The collision left Logue bloodied and in tears, but she composed herself after getting stitches and returned to her spot on the baseline to cheer on the Cardinals in the second half of their 69-61 loss. Even though she'd read Jones had said he'd drive to Louisville with flowers for her, Logue admits she wasn't sure the Kentucky forward would actually make the trip.

"I was surprised," Logue told WHAS. "I think it's really nice of him. I know he said he was going to do it, but I didn't actually think he would."

Credit Jones for his sincerity and thoughtfulness. The notoriously vicious Kentucky-Louisville rivalry has produced countless arguments and fist fights in recent years, so it's good to see it can deliver an occasional heartwarming scene like this as well.

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