Kentucky falls to Louisville 73-70 in first true road test of the season

12/21/2016 11:14 PM

The No. 6 Kentucky Wildcats fell short in their first true road game of the season, losing to arch-rival Louisville at the KFC Yum! Center 73-70.

The Wildcats (10-2) couldn’t seem to find a rhythm offensively, as they shot only 39.7% from the floor, including 22.7% from the three-point line. Louisville (11-1) shot 43.3% from the floor and out-rebounded the Wildcats 40-36.

De’Aaron Fox led the way for the Cats with 21 points, but struggled to find his teammates throughout. The freshman guard had four turnovers and only three assists. Malik Monk was cold all night. Coming off of his historic 47-point performance, Monk scored 16 points on 17 shots (6-17 FG), including an abysmal 1-9 shooting night from the 3-point line.

Louisville junior guard Quentin Snider was the star of the game, scoring a career-high 22 points, grabbing six rebounds and dishing out five assists. Snider gave the bigger De’Aaron Fox troubles all night. He was the first Louisville player to score 20 points in a game this season.

John Calipari had a lot to say about his team following the loss, including their issues with discipline tonight and where he sees his team as they head into conference play.

Check out what he had to say here:

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.


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