James Young scores 21 to lead Kentucky Wildcats past Boise State

James Young - photo by Bo Morris | Kentucky Sports Review
James Young – photo by Bo Morris | Sports Review

 scored 17 of his 21 points in the first half and the Wildcats used solid defense to hand its first loss, 70-55 on Tuesday night.

Outrebounded by 15 in losing to No. 14 last Friday, the Wildcats (8-2) bounced back by dominating the Broncos (8-1) 43-27 on the glass. Kentucky held the nation’s No. 2 offense 37 points below its average, limiting to 8-of-35 shooting in the second half and 22 of 69 overall (32 percent.)

Kentucky 7-footer  had a lot to do with that, matching his career high with nine blocks.

 had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Wildcats, while guards Aaron and  each scored 13 points and combined for seven rebounds.

Kentucky’s 27-of-51 shooting helped deny its first 9-0 start.

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