A fast-paced first half crippled the Gators as Kentucky came alive in the second.
LSU’s Hamilton went square up against Davis under the basket; Kidd-Gilchrist and Jones make it happen for UK.
Coach Cal and his No. 2 Wildcats return to Rupp for two in a row, against SEC opponents, Arkansas tonight and Alabama Saturday. The Razorbacks roll into Lexington off a 69-60 victory over LSU.
The Wildcats came out fighting in the SEC opener against South Carolina
No. 2 Kentucky will host South Carolina this afternoon as the Cats begin Conference play with Kidd-Gilchrist as the SEC Player of the Week and Anthony Davis as the SEC Freshman of the Week.
Kentucky turned Freedom Hall BLUE for the night, and Darius Miller walked away as the newest member of the 1000 point club at Kentucky, now with 58 members.
Saturday’s “W” over Louisville certainly gives Kentucky supporters new found confidences in the freshman stand outs Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Anthony Davis. Coach Cal and the Wildcats will roll into Louisville off an ugly, but meaningful win against Louisville and call Freedom Hall home for a night as the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Trojans come out to play.
There are two things that fans for both Louisville and Kentucky will remember about today’s game; one being Kentucky won and the other, the unnecessary number of fouls called. With a total of 52 fouls; 29 for the Cardinals and 23 for the Cats, it is amazing only two players fouled out of the game.
New Year’s Eve marks the annual celebration of why Kentucky is a basketball state. For one day, those who bleed blue will proudly defend University of Kentucky’s superior talents to those of U of L, to the final buzzer. A high stakes game on New Year’s Eve will set the tone for the new year and put to end the endless speculation about which team is the best in the Bluegrass
Last night’s basketball games in Kentucky proved troublesome for Cardinal fans; the Cardinals of Lamar and Louisville went down hard.
The Greyhounds of Loyola Univeristy Maryland put up a decent fight and trailed by only 6 at the half, but could not keep the momentum going through the second half and fell to the No. 3 Wildcats, 87-63.
Two games in one week, both at home; UK takes the opportunity to capitalize on the home court advantage against Loyola as fans just want it over already so the Cats can play Louisville come New Year’s Eve.