Cats light it up from deep to stomp out Tar Heels, 84-70

12/13/2014 03:38 PM

Kentucky has had trouble shooting the past three games in wins over Texas, EKU, and Columbia… but that wasn’t the case against North Carolina on Saturday afternoon.

Despite losing junior forward Alex Poythress the rest of the season with a torn ACL, Devin Booker and Willie Cauley-Stein scored 15 points a piece as the top-ranked Cats took care of business against No. 21 North Carolina 84-70.

UK went into halftime with a 15-point lead, pushing the lead to as much as 19 points in the second half before North Carolina’s Marcus Paige pulled his team within 11. In the end, though, Kentucky’s depth, length on defense, and dead-eye shooting from the outside (7-15 from three) proved too much for the Tar Heels, who move to 6-3 on the season. Kentucky now sits at 11-0.

About Mark Krebs

Mark Krebs graduated cum laude from the University of Kentucky in 2010 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and was a three-year letterman in basketball. He proved himself to three different coaches (Smith, Gillispie, and Calipari) in his four years with the Cats and eventually earned a scholarship after three years of being a walk-on. Mark is currently splitting time between his book tour for Beyond a Dream and starring as part-time co-host on KSTV.

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