The Wildcats (9-2) gave up a dozen made 3-pointers and several huge runs by the Bruins (9-3), and ultimately couldn’t come up with a key stop or clutch bucket in the final three minutes of a game they still improbably had a chance to win.
Kentucky did battle, reeling off several runs of its own to keep it close, and Hamidou Diallo (18 points), Wenyen Gabriel (16) and Kevin Knox (15) each had their moments.
We’re better than this and let’s rack it up to two things: I tried a different type of pick and roll defense, which obviously was really good today — that didn’t work.
WENYEN GABRIEL: Today I think I was just playing my game defensively, I just had open shots, my teammates found me and I had the confidence to knock them down.
So it’s just, you just want them to be, to acknowledge that we had a chance of losing that war and all of our lives changing and these men, what they did — and that museum being it’s very vivid the videos, where you could see.
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- UCLA scores another Kentucky upset, knocking off the No. 7 Wildcats 83-75Los Angeles Times
- Aaron Holiday enjoys big brother Jrue's `house' in UCLA's win over KentuckyNOLA.com
- Holiday, Wilkes, lead UCLA to upset of No. 7 Kentucky, 83-75Chicago Tribune
- Instant analysis: UK basketball falls to UCLA Bruins in CBS Sports ClassicThe Courier-Journal
- UCLA finally settles into season with upset of KentuckyDieHards
- Cats have their moments, but lose to UCLA in New OrleansLexington Herald Leader
- Kentucky vs. UCLA score: Bruins get Sweet 16 revenge, knock off Wildcats in ...NCAA.com
- FINAL: UCLA 83, Kentucky 75: Recap, analysis, box score (December 23, 2017)SECcountry.com