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Richmond Upsets Kentucky 76-64 at Rupp Arena 

Nick Roush11/29/20


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The tenth-ranked Wildcats suffered their first loss of the 2020-21 season Sunday afternoon. The experienced Richmond Spiders surged ahead in the second half  to win 76-64 at Rupp Arena. In the second half the Spiders seemingly couldn't miss, while Kentucky struggled to get a bucket. Over the final 20 minutes Richmond made 59.4% of their field goals, while UK could not make one three-pointer, shooting just 30.6% from the floor. Kentucky led at half but the tide turned around the ten-minute mark. Richmond went on a 12-2 run, capped off by a Grant Golden three-pointer with 7:43 to play that gave the Spiders a 12-point lead, one they would not relinquish. When Kentucky struggled from the outside, they tried to go inside but could not turn free throws into points, missing 13 attempts from the charity stripe. Reigning Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year Jacob Gilyard created problems all afternoon. The pesky point guard was responsible for at least four of Kentucky's 21 turnovers. Picked in the preseason to win the A-10, Richmond is a good team. That doesn't make it any more reassuring for the BBN ahead of Kentucky's Tuesday night date with Kansas in the Champions Classic.

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