No. 16 Kentucky outlasts the Cardinals in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - One of the best college basketball rivalries once again lived up to its billing Saturday afternoon in Louisville. Number 16 Kentucky (10-2) ventured to the KFC Yum! Center to battle with the Cardinals (9-4).

The teams stayed close in the early going until Tyler Herro heated up, bumping the Wildcats out to a 14 point lead with just over six to play in the first half.

Herro tallied 14 first-half points on 6-8 shooting, 2-4 3 FG. Herro would go on to finish with 24 which led all scorers.

Kentucky led 35-27 at the halftime break.

The Wildcats maintained that lead throughout the entirety of the second half, going on to win, 71-58.

It's another road game next weekend for Kentucky as conference play begins in Tuscaloosa. UK and Alabama tip-off next Saturday at 1 p.m. on ESPN.

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