Mount St. Mary’s is on the board first, Oscar Tshiebwe gets KEntucky on the board to tie things up, MSM misses and Kentucky with another basket to take the lead, Mount drains a 3 pointer to take the lead, 5-4. Mount with another basket, but Tshiebwe with a basket to make it just a one point game as they trail just 7-6. Sahvir Wheeler to Oscar Tshiebwe for him to stuff it and Kentucky regains the lead, 8-7. Tshiebwe with a foul, sends MSM to the line for two, they make both to take the lead back. TyTy Washington with a basket to go back in front, but Mount answers to go back ahead 11-10. Oscar Tshiebwe and Sahvir Wheeler with baskets to give the Cats a 14-11 lead. Dakota Lefew to the line for two, he makes both, Cats lead 14-13. Oscar Tshiebwe with a basket for the Cats, Mount with another basket, but TyTy Washington drains a 3 pointer to make it 19-15. OScar Tshiebwe to the line for two, he makes both, Mount St. Mary’s with a 3 pointer, Cats lead 21-18 at the halfway point in the first half. Bryce Hopkins with a basket for the Cats, MSM with a basket and the chance for a 3 point play but they miss, Kentucky with another basket to make it 27-20. TyTy Washington with a basket, MSM answers with a 3 pointer, Kentucky misses, Jefferson gets a basket for the Mount, they trail just 29-25. Dontaie Allen with a basket and Oscar Tshiebwe with one as well, they lead 33-25. Mount St. Mary’s with a basket, Kentucky with a basket and a 3 pointer, they will take a 38-27 lead into halftime.
Sahvir Wheeler with a basket to start off the second half for the Cats, Oscar Tshiebwe with a dunk, Sahvir Wheeler with a layup, TyTy Washington adds a jumper, followed by a layup from Sahvir Wheeler, and Kellan Grady drains a 3 pointer for a 13-0 run for Cats, Josh Reeves ends the Mounts scoring drought with a 3 pointer. Keion Brooks to the line for two, he makes both, Dakota Leffew with a jumper, Tshiebwe with a layup, followed by a layup from Keion Brooks, Tshiebwe with another layup, Cats leads 59-32. Sahvir Wheeler with a layup, Josh Reeves answers with a 3 pointer, Tshiebwe with a jumper, and Dakota Leffew responses with a jumper, Kellan Grady with a jumper and 3 pointer, brings up the score to 68-37 for Kentucky. Jalen Benjamin with a jumper, Keion Brooks with a layup, Malik Jefferson answers with a jumper for the Mount, adn two free throws, he makes both, 70-43. Benjamin with two more free throws, Jaylin Gibson drains a 3 pointer, Tshiebwe with a jumper. Dakota Leffew makes both free throws, TyTy Washington with a jumper. Kentucky with a 72-48 lead. TyTy Washington with a jumper, Mount makes one of two, Daimion Collins at the line for two, he makes both to make it 76-51. Deandre Thomas at the line for two, he makes both. Zan Payne at the line for two, he makes both, he also gets the layup, MSM with a last minute basket. Kentucky defeats the Mountaineers 80-55.
Kentucky hosts Ohio on Friday to close out the Kentucky Classic at Rupp, tipoff is at 7 p.m. ET on SEC Network.
Final 13 Kentucky 80, Mount St. Mary’s 55