Kentucky plays in first rounds of Cancun Challenge

The Wildcats open play in the first rounds of the Cancun Challenge Thursday against Sam State, riding a modest two-game winning streak to open the season.   faced its biggest challenge in the young season, needing a jumper from John Wall with 0.5 seconds left to claim a 72-70 win over the Miami Redhawks.  UK takes on Sam Houston State and in the first two rounds of the tournament in Rupp Arena.  Fore more, including game notes and pre-game quotes from Calipari, Darius Miller, Demarcus Cousins, and Patrick Patterson, go here.