We start the second half with a technical foul on Bill Self, Devin Askew makes one of two and then Terrance Clarke with a basket for the Cats and a 38-29 lead here in the early second half. Kentucky is reverting back to how they played in the second half of the Richmond game, they can’t seem to score and Kansas can’t seem to miss, along with foul trouble and Kansas has it down to just one. Kansas ties it with a free throw, then takes the lead since early in the first half bur Kentucky takes it back and then so does Kansas, 41-40. Kentucky is still fighting as they are still in this game as Jacob Toppin gets the basket to tie but misses the free throw, 44-44. Davion Mintz with a much needed 3 pointer for the Cats to give them a 4 point lead but Kansas has hit back to back tying the game but free throws for the Cats puts them back up top, 53-51 and another tie up after Sarr missed a basket allowing Kansas to turn it around, 53-53. Kentucky is still fighting despite being down by three with less than a minute left. Davion Mintz with a 3 pointer and Cats within one, 63-62, ad Kentucky foul and Kansas free throws puts us down 3 now with just 10.2 left. Hard fought game by the Cats but it won’t be enough as they fall to the Jayhawks, 65-62.
Final #7 Kansas 65, #20 Kentucky 62
Kentucky heads to Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech in the 2020 Holiday Hoopsgiving this Sunday at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN