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