Kentucky survives Buffalo despite ugly effort offensively

Trey Lyles - photo by Walter Cornett
Trey Lyles – photo by Walter Cornett

lifted No. 1 out of a funk with five straight points to begin the second half, and scored 12 points on four 3-pointers to help the Wildcats rally for a 71-52 victory over on Sunday.

Trailing 38-33 at halftime, used a 3-pointer and subsequent steal and dunk by Lyles to get back on track. The 6-foot-10 freshman forward finished with 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting as the Wildcats pulled away from the stubborn Bulls (1-1) in the final 20 minutes.

The Wildcats (2-0) shot 41 percent (25 for 61) from the field. But they clamped down on down the stretch, holding the Bulls to 4-of-19 shooting in the second half and 35 percent overall.

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