Cats rally to beat Michigan in London Showcase

Kentucky Wildcats' Jacob Toppin (0) scores a basket during an NCAA basketball game between...
Kentucky Wildcats' Jacob Toppin (0) scores a basket during an NCAA basketball game between Michigan Wolverines and Kentucky Wildcats at the O2 Arena, in London, Sunday, Dec.4, 2022. (AP Photo/Ian Walton)(Ian Walton | AP)
Published: Dec. 4, 2022 at 3:14 PM EST
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HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - After a tough game across the pond, No. 19 Kentucky beat the Michigan Wolverines 73-69.

Cason Wallace led all scorers with 14 points and 4/4 three-pointers.

Kentucky-Michigan box score
Kentucky-Michigan box score(StatBroadcast)

Engaged in a tight game against Michigan at O2 Arena, No. 19 Kentucky needed a spark. While most would assume that spark would be defending National Player of the Year Oscar Tshiebwe, on Sunday that player was freshman Cason Wallace.

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.

Despite missing a number of free throws down the stretch, the Cats hung on for a 73-69 win. Wallace and Jacob Toppin each had 14 points to lead the Cats. Wallace added eight rebounds and five assists in the victory.

Kentucky improves to 6-3 ahead of hosting Yale on December 10. The Cats will play UCLA in the CBS Sports Classic in Madison Square Garden on December 17 on WYMT.