Kentucky forded the river. They conquered dysentary. The made it to Oregon. After a week of hype, the Cats proved to be too much for the Portland Pilots, who looked overmatched in being held to 30% from the field and 21% from three. Kentucky held Jared Stohl to 9 points and 21 from Brandon Knight in the winning effort. Terrence Jones had 12 and 5 in his homecoming while Darius Miller had 15 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds. Doron Lamb, who was again replaced by Josh Harrellson in the starting lineup, had 13 off the bench.
And it was never close.