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Kentucky Holds Off Michigan in London Behind Cason Wallace, Oscar Tshiebwe

Cason Wallace scored 14 points and Oscar Tshiebwe had a double-double to lead No. 19 Kentucky to a 73-69 victory over Michigan

Engaged in a tight game against at O2 Arena, No. 19 needed a spark. So the Cats, naturally, turned to a player who seems to almost always make good things happen.

While most would assume that the player in question would be defending National Player of the Year . However, on Sunday that player was freshman .

Kentucky held a 37-36 lead at the half against Michigan, but the Cats opened the second half on an 8-1 run. All eight of the points were scored by Wallace, on a pair of three-point baskets and a jump shot. The Cats suddenly found themselves with their largest lead of the game to that point, 45-37.

Michigan, however, would not go away. The Wolverines trailed 49-42 when they assembled an 8-0 run to grab a 50-49 lead with 12:42 to play.

Late in the game, with the Cats holding a tenuous 68-66 lead and needing a basket, it was Wallace who came through again. This time, he connected on his fourth three-pointer (in four tries) of the game, extending the lead to 71-66 with 1:11 to play.

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