LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The game started rocky for the Wildcats. Oscar Tshiebwe committed two quick fouls and was benched with 18:55 left in the first half.
The Cats struggled but found their footing once Damion Mintz tied the game up at 24 with 8:11 to go. After a few more energy plays from Bryce Hopkins and Keion Brooks Jr., the game started to change, and UK ended the first half on top 40-38.
In the second half UK stepped it up with a 9-0 run. Keion Brooks Jr. was just shy of a career-high with 22 points and eight rebounds. Brooks led the team in scoring for the night and finished 9-18 from the floor.
The 18 point win signifies a career-high for TyTy Washington Jr., with a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds. Despite missing the majority of the first half, Tshiebwe was able to grab 10 rebounds, and the team out-rebounded OHU 53-17.
Up next, Kentucky plays University at Albany on Monday, November 22 at Rupp Arena. Tip is set for 7 p.m.