Willie Cauley-Stein’s defense steadies Cats in EMU win

Willie Cauley-Stein - photo by Bo Morris | Kentucky Sports Review
– photo by Bo Morris | Sports Review

From to , Kentucky has had more than its share of remarkable shot-blocking efforts in recent seasons.

You can add another to the list.

Willie Cauley-Stein tied a career with seven blocks, anchoring the defense against .

Cauley-Stein had five of his blocks after halftime, helping to turn a three-point lead into an 81-63 win — UK's 500th in Rupp Arena — in the finale of the Keightley Classic in Rupp Arena on Wednesday. The sophomore — at least based on his play — seemed intent to carry his (only slightly) younger teammates, but he said postgame his motivation was primarily internal.

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