Willie Cauley-Stein does it all in 63-51 win over Texas

Willie Cauley-Stein - photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com
Willie Cauley-Stein – photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com

scored a season-high 21 points and made several defensive plays to key Kentucky’s 18-2 run to open the second half, helping the top-ranked Wildcats pull out a 63-51 win over No. 6 on Friday night in the SEC/ Challenge.

Normally playing on the first of Kentucky’s two talented platoons, Cauley-Stein began alongside fellow 7-footer and 6-10 on the second squad and the big trio sparked the Wildcats’ game-changing sequence after a 26-all halftime tie.

They combined for the spurt’s first 10 points before Cauley-Stein’s tip-in provided a 44-28 lead with 11:20 remaining. That gave Kentucky (8-0) the cushion to hold off the stubborn Longhorns (7-1), who closed to 56-51 with 1:44 left before Cauley-Stein added a free throw and dunk.

Cauley-Stein added 12 rebounds for Kentucky, which was outrebounded 42-31 by Texas. Johnson finished with 11 points and Karl-Anthony Towns added 10.

via Cauley-Stein Does It All in 63-51 Win Over No. 6 Texas – Kentucky Wildcats Official Athletic Site.