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Men's Basketball 2018-19 coverage

Kentucky defeats Kansas, 71-63

  • 5 p.m., Jan. 26, 2019
  • Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY
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Benton Smith: No. 9 Jayhawks can put marquee loss behind them

Lexington, Ky. — Pretend for a second like Saturday night never happened. Congratulations. You’re now thinking like a Jayhawk. By Benton Smith

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Notebook: Bill Self on UK’s Rupp Arena: ‘It’s no Allen Fieldhouse’

Lexington, Ky. — With the amount of hours dedicated to the hype and buildup for Saturday’s blue-blood battle soaring into the triple digits, Saturday’s 71-63 victory by No. 8 Kentucky over 9th-ranked Kansas certainly delivered the type of atmosphere one might expect of the two winningest programs in college basketball history. By Matt Tait

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No. 9 Kansas drops 71-63 decision at No. 8 Kentucky during SEC/Big 12 Challenge

Lexington, Ky. — Kansas junior Dedric Lawson recorded his NCAA-leading 14th double-double of the season, with a 20-point, 15-rebound effort at Rupp Arena on Saturday night. But 8th-ranked Kentucky countered with three players capable of putting up Lawson-type numbers, overwhelming offensively challenged Kansas, 71-63 in ESPN College GameDay’s showcase game of the day. By Matt Tait

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Quick recap: Kansas falls to Kentucky in SEC/Big 12 Challenge

The battle of blue blood programs lived up to the billing. No. 9 Kansas and No. 8 Kentucky traded punches during a gritty, slugfest in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge Saturday afternoon. In the end, though, the Wildcats delivered the decisive blows in the second half to secure a 71-63 victory over the Jayhawks in Rupp Arena.

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