UK took care of business Tuesday night in Rupp Arena, leading by 21 at halftime and never by less than 15 the rest of the way.
Coming off arguably the biggest win of the season, UK narrowly avoided being swept by Texas A&M winning in overtime 72-68 Saturday afternoon in College Station TX.
Multiple news outlets are reporting that Billy Gillispie, former coach of both Texas A&M and Kentucky, will be in attendance Saturday as UK looks to avenge its first conference home loss under John Calipari.
UK finally got the win over a ranked opponent it so desperately needed beating #16 Ole Miss Tuesday night in Oxford MS.
Alex Poythress comes alive as the Cats narrowly avoid what would have been a devastating blow to their NCAA tournament resume.
In a game that could serve as a microcosm of the up and down year UK is having, the Cats go nearly eight minutes in the 2nd half without a field goal and fall on the road to the Crimson Tide.
Without Willie Cauley-Stein, the Cats went into a hostile environment and demonstrated they are a team that can get a 20 point lead and hold it, a capability John Calipari had doubted earlier in the week.
UK had a fight on its hands Tuesday night at Rupp Arena against the Volunteers of Tennessee, but held on to send the Vols to their fourth straight loss.
Less than two weeks after nearly coming back from a 17 point second half deficit against Louisville, UK was almost on the losing end of a similar comeback against Vanderbilt Thursday night.
Bragging rights established, Louisville removes some of the sting from last years losses to UK.
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Ryan Harrow scored a career high 23 points to go along with 4 assists and 4 rebounds in by far his best game as a Wildcat.