In the team’s first game in Las Vegas, the Kentucky Wildcats fell to the Utah Utes by a final score of 69-66.
Down by as many as 17 points in the second half, UK clawed back to tie the game late in the game. Unfortunately, the Wildcats missed a three at the buzzer to tie the game and send it to overtime.
Tyrese Maxey led Kentucky with 18 points (7-13 shooting) to go with one rebound and one assist. Ashton Hagans was right behind with 16 points on 5-14 shooting, three rebounds, eight assists, and four steals.
For Utah, Timmy Allen led the way with 25 points (8-15 shooting), nine rebounds, and four assists. Both Gach added 14 points, while Rylan Jones and Branden Carlson rounded out double-digit scorers with 12 and 10 points apiece, respectively.
Here is the entire box score:
With the loss, Kentucky moves to 8-2 on the year with a date with the Ohio State Buckeyes set for Saturday afternoon in Las Vegas.