Lexington, Ky (LEX 18) – UNCG holds a 40-37 lead over Kentucky at Rupp Arena.
Francis Alonso off to a quick start for UNCG, hitting his first 4 shots and had 11 of the teams’ first 13 points.
UK spreading the ball around early, assisting on four of their first four made shots
The Wildcats didn’t take the lead until midway through the half, going on a 10-0 run after not scoring the previous two and a half minutes. They pushed their lead to 23-17.
Spartans would put a quick 5-0 run together to cut the deficit to 29-27 with 6 minutes left in the half.
With 3 minutes to play, Keldon Johnson came down awkwardly and was helped off of the floor, favoring his left leg. He would later return to the bench under his own power.
Alonso stays hot from beyond the arc, finishing the half with 19 points. Reid Travis leads the way for UK with 10 points, while EJ Montgomery is closely behind with 8 points.