Kentucky Wildcat lead EMU 35-32 at halftime

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It what may go down as one of the ugliest halves of college basketball you may ever see, the Kentucky Wildcats did just enough to take a 35-32 lead into the half. “Just enough” won’t cut it against better teams, but this Eastern Michigan team showed it’s not your typical mid-major, and they could very well challenge for an NCAA tournament bid.

They play a very physical style of defense that had the Cats out of sync for much of the half, but some much-improved free-throw shooting kept UK ahead for most of the half. They ended up shooting /21 from the charity stripe, but just 10/23 from the field compared to EMU’s 12/31 from the field.

 

Box Score

Eastern Michigan Eagles
STARTERS
FGM-A
3PM-A
FTM-A
OREB
DREB
REB
AST
STL
BLK
TO
PF
PTS
Daylen Harrison, F
2-3
1-1
2-2
0
1
1
1
1
0
0
1
7
Karrington Ward, F
1-6
0-1
0-0
2
2
4
0
1
0
2
0
2
Da’Shonte Riley, C
1-1
0-0
0-0
1
2
3
0
0
0
1
2
2
Ray Lee, G
1-4
0-2
0-0
0
0
0
1
1
0
2
2
2
Mike Talley, G
1-1
0-0
0-0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
2
2
BENCH
FGM-A
3PM-A
FTM-A
OREB
DREB
REB
AST
STL
BLK
TO
PF
PTS
Mo Hughley, F
0-2
0-0
0-0
1
0
1
0
2
0
0
3
0
Glenn Bryant, F
2-4
0-1
0-1
0
1
1
0
0
2
0
1
4
Lekan Ajayi, C
0-0
0-0
0-0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
3
0
J.R. Sims, G
0-1
0-0
1-2
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
1
Jalen Ross, G
1-3
0-1
2-2
0
1
1
2
0
0
0
2
4
Darell Combs, G
3-6
1-2
1-2
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
2
8
TOTALS
FGM-A
3PM-A
FTM-A
OREB
DREB
REB
AST
STL
BLK
TO
PF
PTS
12-31
2-8
6-9
6
11
17
5
6
2
7
18
32
38.7%
25.0%
66.7%
Kentucky Wildcats
STARTERS
FGM-A
3PM-A
FTM-A
OREB
DREB
REB
AST
STL
BLK
TO
PF
PTS
Marcus Lee, F
1-1
0-0
0-0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
2
Julius Randle, F
0-1
0-1
0-0
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
2
0
James Young, G
1-7
0-5
1-2
1
3
4
1
1
0
4
1
3
Aaron Harrison, G
2-4
1-2
5-6
0
4
4
1
0
0
0
2
10
Andrew Harrison, G
1-3
0-0
3-3
0
0
0
2
0
1
3
2
5
BENCH
FGM-A
3PM-A
FTM-A
OREB
DREB
REB
AST
STL
BLK
TO
PF
PTS
Willie Cauley-Stein, F
3-5
0-0
1-2
1
2
3
0
0
2
1
0
7
Alex Poythress, F
1-1
0-0
1-2
1
4
5
0
0
0
1
0
3
Dakari Johnson, C
1-1
0-0
2-4
1
2
3
0
0
0
0
1
4
Dominique Hawkins, G
0-0
0-0
1-2
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
TOTALS
FGM-A
3PM-A
FTM-A
OREB
DREB
REB
AST
STL
BLK
TO
PF
PTS
10-23 1-8 14-21 6 15 21 4 1 4 11 9 35
43.5% 12.5% 66.7%

 

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