HALF: Kentucky 30 Texas A&M 26

Mrs. Tyler Thompsonover 3 years

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After twenty minutes of play, Kentucky leads Texas A&M 30-26 in College Station. Considering their five-minute scoring drought early in the game, the fact that the Cats have a four-point lead right now is huge.

After a few bad games, Kevin Knox has looked much better and leads the Cats with eleven points, followed by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander with six. Hamidou Diallo, Jarred Vanderbilt, and Wenyen Gabriel all have two fouls, with Hami playing only six minutes so far. As a result of the foul trouble, Brad Calipari logged some rare first half minutes, grabbing a defensive rebound in his short time on the court.

Kentucky’s shooting is still not ideal, at only 36.4%, but they held A&M to 30.6%. Let’s hope the strong finish to the first half carries over to the second.

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2021-09-19