Kentucky Wildcats grow up, play like a team in win

Alex Poythress - photo by Tammie Brown |
Alex Poythress – photo by Tammie Brown |

Their superstar was lost for the rest of the game with cramping in his left leg and their momentum was slipping with back in the game because of a stingy 2-3 zone.

If ever these Wildcats were going to take the next step in their evolution, it was now, in the heart of another classic Dream Game matchup, with the game teetering back and forth.

No. 18/18 UK, in search of its first win over a top-25 opponent this season, got the marquee victory it’s been looking for and maybe quite a bit more in a thrilling 73-66 victory over its archrival, No. 6/4 Louisville, on Saturday in front of a season-high 24,396 boisterous at Rupp Arena.

“We grew up today,” said.

They grew up together.

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