Kentucky rallies, but falls to Ohio State

Jamal Murray - photo by Walter Cornett
Jamal Murray scored 33 points, but a Kentucky rally fell short as the Wildcats lost to Ohio State 74-67 on Saturday in the CBS Sports Classic in Brooklyn.

Kentucky trailed by 16 points, 55-39, with 11:24 to go before Murray led the ‘Cats back. In the second half alone, Murray drained seven three-point shots on his way to 27 second-half points.

With 4:10 to go in the game, Kentucky’s Alex Poythress hit a three-pointer from the wing to get the Wildcats within three at 63-60. But Kentucky could get no closer, despite having multiple opportunities to do so.

Kentucky struggled from the field in the first half, hitting just 11-of-36 from the floor for 30.6 percent. That allowed Ohio State to take a 37-25 lead into the break.

However, the ‘Cats hit 14-of-27 (51.9 percent) in the second half, enabling the rally.

Marcus Lee had 12 points and nine rebounds for Kentucky (9-2), while Tyler Ulis added 11 points and seven assists.

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