#1 Kentucky hits a roadblock

Immanuel Quickley drives to the basket (photo credit Mike Cyrus)

By Lukas Witt

The Kentucky Wildcats fresh off a #1 ranking come up short against the Purple Aces of Evansville. The Cats got off to a slow start and held onto the lead early in the first half until the Aces got their offense rolling and never looked back. Evansville took a 34-30 lead into the half and Kentucky pulled in front midway through the second half but could not hold off the Purple Aces. Ashton Hagans is nursing a leg injury and finished with only 3 points and 3 assists and 4 turnovers. Offense was hard to come by tonight for the Cats as only two reached double figures. Tyrese Maxey finished the night with 15 points and 3 rebounds. Immanuel Quickley continues to be the one player most consistent early in the season, he finished the night with 16 points and 9 rebounds, he was 5/12 from the field and 5/5 from the free throw line. Freshman Keion Brooks Jr. had another good showing off the bench where he finished with 6 point and 4 rebounds in 20 minutes of play. EJ Montgomery was seen on the bench in a boot for a earlier report of an ankle injury. The Cats have a week to recoup and get ready for Utah Valley who comes to town on Monday, November 18th @ 7:00 pm it can be seen on ESPN2.

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