Rewind | Kentucky 65, Wichita State 62 – The Courier

INDIANAPOLIS — After a muted display in a Friday NCAA Tournament opener, No. 2 seed Kentucky will demeanour to make a matter Sunday in a diversion many pundits have forked to as a probable dissapoint for No. 10 seed Wichita State.

The diversion outlines a rematch of a 2014 second-round classical that saw and eight-seed Kentucky group finish Wichita State’s ideal deteriorate in St. Louis. If a second assembly matches a hype, we could be in store for one of a many sparkling games of a tournament. Follow along here for updates from Courier-Journal UK kick writers Jon Hale and Fletcher Page during Bankers Life Fieldhouse and make certain to follow them on Twitter (@JonHale_CJ and @Fletcher Page) for some-more updates from a arena.

FINAL: Kentucky 65, Wichita State 62

Malik Monk blocked a 3 from Markis McDuffie with 13 seconds left afterwards strike both giveaway throws to give UK a three-point lead. Bam Adebayo afterwards blocked a 3 during a buzzer to safety a win.

UK 63, Wichita State 62 (55.7, 2H): Quite a finish coming. Both teams only throwing hay-makers now. Malik Monk nailed a prolonged 3, though Zach Brown answered with his own. De’Aaron Fox blew by his defender for a howling dunk, though Landy Shamet strike another 3. It’s now a one-point game. UK starters on a court.

UK 58, Wichita State 51 (4:01, 2H): Momentum with a Cats now after De’Aaron Fox grabs a steal, throws down a transition asperse and afterwards army a timeout on a inbounds play. UK has strike a final 3 margin goals. Fox is adult to 12 points. Bam Adebayo has his second uninterrupted NCAA Tournament double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Both teams have converted 11 margin goals in a second half, and Wichita State indeed has one some-more 3-pointer than Kentucky, though Cats have an 8-2 advantage in giveaway throws in a second half. UK only 10 for 16 during a line in a diversion and will need to strike some down a widen here.

UK 48, Wichita State 44 (7:46, 2H): A Derek Willis 3-pointer has given UK a smallest volume of respirating room, as this one is moulding adult for another stirring finish between dual programs that played a classical in a second turn in 2014. Level of play has been most aloft in a second half. Neither group ideal by any stretch, though both sides creation plays now. Willis has 9 points and 7 rebounds to lead UK. De’Aaron Fox also has 9 points. Bam Adebayo was delayed to get adult after a tainted underneath a basket that stopped play, though did make his approach to a throng though any assistance and appears to be staying in.

Wichita State 41, UK 41 (11:44, 2H): Kentucky quickly non-stop adult a three-point interjection to a 7-0 run, though a well-time Gregg Marshall timeout has seemed to delayed a waves and forestall a throng from removing behind into this game. Since that timeout, Wichita State has scored twice and singular UK to a Derek Willis giveaway throw. Bam Adebayo carrying another clever diversion with 8 points and 8 rebounds. Malik Monk has uncover a integrate signs of life recently too and is adult to 7 points on 2-of-6 shooting. Both teams sharpened 50 percent in a second half.

Wichita State 37, UK 36 (15:41, 2H): After some deplorable sharpened in a initial half, a dual teams are a total 9 for 15 (60 percent) given intermission. De’Aaron Fox is adult to 7 points and one support though is 3 for 9 from a margin and only picked adult his second tainted on a argumentative call nearby midcourt that UK fans wanted called a assign as Fox practical full-court pressure. Bam Adebayo has 6 points and 7 rebounds. Shaquille Morris leads Wichita State with 10 points and 5 boards.(Make certain we check out a print next from a CJ’s Sam Upshaw of a issue of Morris’ retard of Fox in a initial half)

HALFTIME: Kentucky 26, Wichita State 24

Wichita State 22, UK 21 (2:03, 1H): This diversion is positively tighten and has already featured 6 lead changes, though no one is going to upset it with a turn of play from a 2014 second-rounder. Wichita State is now 9 for 31 from a field. UK is 9 for 26. Wenyen Gabriel is 0 for 5 himself and somehow has some-more than twice as many shots as Malik Monk. Derek Willis was during a scorer’s list for a prolonged time watchful for a passed round to reinstate Gabriel. Calipari seemed to grow some-more indignant with each miss, and we have to consternation how most we’ll see of Gabriel from here on out.

UK 17, Wichita State 16 (5:55, 1H): Cats led by as many as 6 points, though both teams have now missed their final 4 shots and seem to be descending in adore with a 3 regardless of a low success rate. Wichita State is 3 for 10 from 3-point range. UK is 3 for 9. Dominique Hawkins has one of those creates and now has 7 points. Looks like a starters will be behind in when play resumes after a prolonged method though a blocking and a backups in. Wichita State is 6 for 24 from a field. UK is 7 for 20.

UK 8, Wichita State 6 (11:27, 1H): Don’t consider many people approaching to see De’Aaron Fox personification alongside Dominique Hawkins, Mychal Mulder, Wenyen Gabriel and Isaac Humphries this early, though that’s a lineup John Calipari used for most of a new shred of play and it indeed worked. Hawkins has 4 early points. Humphries has a integrate of rebounds and kept one UK possession alive with an descent house that Fox converted into a prolonged jumper. Gabriel also has dual play though is 0 for 3 from a margin and will be transposed by Derek Willis after a timeout. Isaiah Briscoe, who spend some time carrying an ankle retaped on a bench, will also lapse in place of Fox.

Wichita State 6, UK 4 (14:29, 1H): Both teams cold early, mixing to skip their initial 5 shots before Zach Brown strike 1 of 2 giveaway throws for a Shockers and Dominique Hawkins got UK on a house with a floater in a lane. Wichita State is now 2 for 10. UK is 2 for 6. We’re goign to get an early Mychal Mulder sighting after a passed ball. He’s entrance in for Malik Monk, who does have dual early points. De’Aaron Fox is 0 for 3 from a margin so far. Wichita State has an early 8-4 advantage in rebounds.

Starting Lineups:


De’Aaron Fox
Malik Monk
Isaiah Briscoe
Derek Willis
Bam Adebayo

Wichita State

Conner Frankamp
Landry Shamet
Markis McDuffie
Zach Brown
Shaquille Morris

As we wait for a estimate 2:40 p.m. tipoff on CBS locate adult on all a CJ’s coverage heading adult to a diversion and listen to a latest part of a CatsHQ Podcast below.

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