Kentucky advances over Providence in first tournament win since 2019
Published: Mar. 17, 2023 at 9:23 PM EDT
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - The redemption story is still alive as Kentucky eliminates 11-seed Providence in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Kentucky led 38-31 after the first half, at which point Oscar Tshiebwe had already racked up 13 rebounds. He ended the night with 25 rebounds, a Kentucky tournament record, and scored his 500th point of the season.
Both teams opened the second half on a slow start, Kentucky scoring eight points and Providence scoring seven in the first 12 minutes of the second.
Antonio Reeves had another banner performance with 22 points and 5/9 three-pointers.
Kentucky will face three-seeded Kansas State on Sunday, March 19 at approximately 2:40 p.m. on WYMT.
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