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UK Trails Kansas at the Half

Posted at 7:03 PM, Jan 26, 2019
Kentucky’s Reid Travis (22) shoots while pressured by Kansas’ Dedric Lawson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

Two of college basketball’s winningest teams met in Lexington as Kentucky hosted Kansas in the SEC-Big 12 Challenge.

They struggled offensively early but it was tied at 4-4 early when Nick Richards got a block that led to a Tyler Herro lay-up. UK would take the two point lead. However the Wildcats would go on a more than 4 minute scoring drought and the Jayhawks would take a 16-6 lead.

Reid Travis started the comeback with his first bucket as he was fouled of the half. A steal would lead to a P.J. Washington lay-up and Travis would get another and one to cut the deficit to 18-15.

Travis wasn’t finished by scoring two more times while getting fouled. The fourth time in the half cut the Kansas lead to 27-24. Washington scored on a baseline dunk and Keldon Johnson in transition.

UK would trail 33-30 at the half despite they were just 13-39 and 0-8 from three point range. Travis leads the way with 12 points and 6 rebounds.