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Kentucky rides hot second-half shooting to key win over LSU

(Photo: Derick E. Hingle, USA TODAY Sports) BATON ROUGE, La.

Sophomore guard Immanuel Quickley led the Wildcats in scoring with 21 points.

Ashton Hagans , Tyrese Maxey , Nick Richards and Sestina all figured in double-figures in the win.

Twenty of Kentucky’s 29 points came inside the paint but it only got to the free throw line three times.

Hagans picked up where he left off in the first half, drilling a three in front of UK’s bench to put the Cats up two.

Quickley, Sestina and Maxey also hit three-pointers to give Kentucky a perfect five-for-five start from three in the second half.

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