UK Leads Georgia at the Half

Posted at 7:49 PM, Jan 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-15 19:49:07-05
(AP Photo/James Crisp)

Kentucky playing at Georgia where it was a homecoming for UK Guard, Ashton Hagans.

Another slow start for the Wildcats as Georgia’s first five baskets were dunks. Kentucky also hit just one of its first five shots. Reid Travis kept the Cats in it with a couple of early lay-in’s.

Kentucky then went on a 12-3 run as Tyler Herro hit a lay-up, Jemarl Baker knocked down his first three point attempt, P.J. Washington hit a three and then Hagans came up with a steal and lay-up. Cats were up 18-14.

Washington looked particularly smooth in the first half. After driving baseline for a slam and then hitting a long two, Kentucky was back in the lead at 29-27.

After starting the game 1-for-7, Hagans got it going with a long two and then he hit a lay-up and was fouled. He missed the free throw but UK had a 33-29 lead.

I’m not sure you could say UK would have a lead with Keldon Johnson not scoring in the first half but that was the case. The Wildcats led 35-31 at the break. Washington and Hagans would lead in the scoring department with 8 apiece. Travis and Herro added 8 each.