Kentucky traveled to Louisville to face probably their toughest test of the season. The Wildcats prevailed in a crazy defensive battle with a score of 58-50. Here is the game recap.
There was no baskets being made it seemed like. Both teams combined for only 16 shots made. The most surprising thing was that Kentucky shot no costless throws compared to Louisville who shot six. Kentucky had 10 turnovers in the 1st half while Louisville only had four turnovers. Trey Lyles led Kentucky with six points and Terry Rozier had six points also for the Cardinals. Surprisingly Chris Jones went 0-6 from the field in the first half. Kentucky led 22-18 at the break.
This half was much more entertaining. Tyler Ulis took over scoring 14 points and was unstoppable for the Wildcats as Andrew Harrison struggled committing six turnovers. Everyone knew that Louisville was offensively challenged but they only had one assist this game. You can't do that if anyone wants to knock off the best team in the country. Kentucky had 18 turnovers but the Cardinals couldn't capitalize on open shots. POTY candidates Montrezl Harrell and Willie Cauley-Stein didn't have that great of games as Harrell only had nine points and eight rebounds while Cauley-Stein had five points and six rebounds. Kentucky won the game 58-50.
The MVP of the game was Karl Towns. He had 10 points and 9 rebounds while slowing down Montrezl Harrell. Also going 4 for 5 from the costless throw line showed to be big.
Kentucky: - Ole Miss 1/6/15
Louisville: - Long Beach State 12/30/14