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Kentucky escapes Texas A&M 64-58

Published: Jan. 19, 2022 at 10:38 PM EST
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (WYMT) - In their third SEC road test of the season the Kentucky beat Texas A&M 64-58.

The Wildcats struggled throughout the first half, trailing by as many as 13.

Texas A&M struggled down the stretch, allowing UK to come back into the game. Lance Ware’s layup with 8:11 left gave the Cats the lead.

A Davion Mintz free throw with 10 seconds left secured the win.

State from the Kentucky-Texas A&M game
State from the Kentucky-Texas A&M game(StatBroadcast)

JOHN CALIPARI POSTGAME QUOTES

Opening statement …”Let me hit on a couple of things. First of all, I did a really bad job in this pick and roll stuff for Sahvir (Wheeler) and made him look bad. We’ve got to be better prepared for what we’re doing and talk them through – you’ve got to drill them. This is what we’re doing.

”The second thing, that I loved, a couple of guys didn’t play well. That’s OK. You’re not machines, you’re not robots. Other guys stepped in and played well. How about Jacob (Toppin) and how he played? How about Lance (Ware)? When Lance went in, when we needed him. And went in and, we ran an offense through him? Unbelievable. Then, what happened with TyTy (Washington Jr.), we were going to him, he turned it over twice. I took him out and said ‘hey kid, in a big game, this is who you are? You can’t make a play? You turn it over? You’ve got to prove, in this game, you can make baskets.’ And I stuck him back in and went at him and he made two big hoops. He kind of bowed his neck and I was happy with that.”

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