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Kentucky winning streak ends with No. 9 Kansas

Oscar Tshiebwe and the Kentucky Wildcats lost to the Kansas Jayhawks in an NCAA college basketball game Saturday night at Rupp Arena.

The eyes of the college basketball world were on Rupp Arena on Saturday night, where the two programs with the most wins in the history of the sport met.

No. 9 came to Lexington to face the Wildcats in the premier game of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. And the Jayhawks left with a 77-68 victory.

scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Cats, while and each had 14. Wallace added six rebounds and five assists. was the fourth Cat in double figures, scoring 10 points.

(14-7) got off to a fast start in the game, hitting four of its first five shots. In the process, the Cats grabbed a 9-4 advantage.

The Cats would hold the lead for much of the first 10 minutes. However, with leading 22-21, Kansas socred five in a row. Kentucky would get back within one on three occasions, the last at 30-29. The Jayhawks would close the half on an 11-5 run and Kansas led 41-34 at the break.

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On This Day In UK Basketball History

On June 24, 2010, Kentucky had five players drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft. John Wall became the first Wildcat ever named the overall No. 1 pick when he was selected by the Washington Wizards.  DeMarcus Cousins was selected fifth by the Sacramento Kings, Patrick Patterson went 14th to the Houston Rockets, Eric Bledsoe went 18th to the Oklahoma City Thunder and Daniel Orton was picked 29th by the Orlando Magic.

 

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