Tyler Ulis scored 21 points, and No. 12 Kentucky held off 16th-ranked Louisville’s rally for a 75-73 win Saturday to give John Calipari his 200th victory as the Wildcats’ coach.
Damion Lee, who led the Cardinals with 27 points, was well off on a potential winning 3-point attempt at the buzzer.
Kentucky (10-2) led by 16 points early in the second half before Louisville came almost all the way back. The Cardinals (11-2) had a chance to tie or take the lead with less than a minute left but Trey Lewis was called for traveling.
The Wildcats then committed a shot-clock violation to give Louisville one more chance.
Alex Poythress scored 14 points for Kentucky. Dominique Hawkins added 13 and Jamal Murray had 12.