Kentucky hosts Rider in Cancun Challenge

Eric Bledsoe - photo by Victoria Graff/

hosts in the final round of the campus-portion of the Cancun Challenge. The Wildcats enter the game on a three-game winning streak, including an exciting 102-92 win over Sam State on Thursday.   For the third straight game, was led in scoring by a freshman, this time DeMarcus Cousins did the honors with a team-high 27 points to go along with a game-high 18 rebounds. It was Cousins second straight double-double. Freshman John Wall (21) and junior Patrick Patterson (20) joined Cousins win the 20-point club while Eric Bledsoe (19) and Darius Miller (15) also scored in double-digits.  The Wildcats also hit a season-best 11 three-pointers.  Go here for more game notes and pre-game quotes from Calipari, Jon Hood and Perry Stevenson.