Second-Half Rally Comes Up Short, Kentucky Falls to Irish 64-63

rallied from a 22-point halftime deficit and got within one point late, but the Cats fell just short, losing to 64-63 on Saturday at Rupp Arena.

 led the Cats with 22 points, while  Jr. and  each had 14.

Kentucky (1-4) faced the largest home deficit in school history at the break, as held a 48-26 advantage. The Fighting Irish shot nearly 60 percent from the floor in the first half, racing to a 33-9 advantage. 

But in the second half, the Irish went cold and was able to take advantage. The Cats scored 16 in a row at one point, cutting a 53-33 Irish lead down to a manageable 53-49 lead.

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