Davidson did enough in the second half to make it close, until the Kentucky Wildcats overpowered the opponent to pull away with a 78-73 first round NCAA Tournament victory.
Kentucky took a ten-point halftime lead into the locker room after Davidson made just 3-of-15 three-pointers in the first half. Davidson’s three-point drought did not last. Jon Gudmundsson knocked down six second half threes to tie it with 7:41 to play. After a tense four minutes, Kentucky responded with a 9-0 run to put the game out of reach for good.
For the first time in 1,047 games, Kentucky did not hit a three. The Streak was snapped, but the Cats still found a way to win.