Notre Dame hands UK 4th loss of 2020

Irish win despite scoring just 16 points in 2nd half
Published: Dec. 12, 2020 at 1:01 PM EST
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WSAZ) - The Notre Dame Fighting Irish shot a blistering 59% from the field in the first half against Kentucky and it was just enough to hold off the Cats Saturday afternoon. The final score was 64-63 as the Irish led 48-26 after the first 20 minutes where UK only had 4 players score. In the first part of the second half, both teams struggled from the floor. Notre Dame went 8 plus minutes without scoring and Kentucky cut the lead to 53-43 with 9:08 to go in the game. During that stretch, Kentucky went on a 16-0 run and actually cut the lead to 53-47.

During the final couple of minutes, Kentucky cut what was once a 24 point lead to just one thanks to pressure defense from UK and poor shooting from the Irish. Kentucky had a chance for the win when they had the ball with under 12 seconds left in the game but a baseline shot from Olivier Sarr just missed the mark.

UK is 1-4 overall so far this season and plays UCLA on December 19th.

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