UK Kentucky Wildcats 71
Kentucky Wildcats Kentucky Overall (10-2)
ATS (7-4)
O/U (5-6)
December 29 2018
- ESPN2
LOU Louisville Cardinals 58
Louisville Cardinals Louisville Overall (9-4)
ATS (3-3-1)
O/U (3-4)
Final
Money Line Total: 143 Spread ATS
12
613 Kentucky Wildcats -160 Under -110 (-3) -110 Cover: 10
3536
614 Louisville Cardinals +140 Over -110 (+3) -110 UNDER: 129
2731
Final
Money Line Total: 143 Spread ATS
613 UK -160 Under: -110 (-3) -110 Cover: 10
614 LOU +140 Over: -110 (+3) -110 UNDER: 129
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
12/29/2018
1:00 PM
UK
-160
LOU
+140
12/29/2018
12:54 PM
UK
-160
LOU
+140
12/29/2018
12:45 PM
UK
-160
LOU
+140
12/29/2018
12:42 PM
UK
-160
LOU
+140
12/29/2018
12:33 PM
UK
-160
LOU
+140
12/29/2018
11:06 AM
UK
-160
LOU
+140
12/29/2018
9:15 AM
UK
-160
LOU
+140
12/29/2018
8:24 AM
UK
-160
LOU
+140
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
12/29/2018
1:00 PM
UK(-3)
-110
LOU
-110
12/29/2018
12:54 PM
UK(-3)
-110
LOU
-110
12/29/2018
12:45 PM
UK(-3)
-110
LOU
-110
12/29/2018
12:42 PM
UK(-3.5)
-110
LOU
-110
12/29/2018
12:33 PM
UK(-3)
-110
LOU
-110
12/29/2018
11:06 AM
UK(-3)
-110
LOU
-110
12/29/2018
9:15 AM
UK(-3)
-110
LOU
-110
12/29/2018
8:24 AM
UK(-3)
-110
LOU
-110
12/29/2018
8:15 AM
UK(-3)
-110
LOU
-110
12/28/2018
10:24 PM
UK(-2)
-110
LOU
-110
12/28/2018
8:30 PM
UK(-1.5)
-110
LOU
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/29/2018
1:00 PM
143
-110
143
-110
12/29/2018
12:54 PM
141
-110
141
-110
12/29/2018
12:45 PM
143
-110
143
-110
12/29/2018
12:42 PM
143
-110
143
-110
12/29/2018
12:33 PM
143
-110
143
-110
12/29/2018
11:06 AM
145½
-110
145½
-110
12/29/2018
9:15 AM
146
-110
146
-110
Recap

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Tyler Herro better get used to being the center of attention after a career performance that also showed how No. 16 Kentucky has progressed since its season-opening blowout loss to Duke.

The freshman guard had a career-high 24 points, Keldon Johnson added 15 and the Wildcats beat Louisville 71-58 on Saturday in this fierce Bluegrass rivalry.

A close game for 10 minutes quickly swung toward the Wildcats (10-2) behind an 11-0 run for a 31-17 lead. The spurt typified their success on both ends. They kept the Cardinals (9-4) from passing and driving inside and grabbed offensive rebounds leading to second and third chances.

Herro thrived the most, making his first three attempts on the way to finishing 10 of 13 from the field with four 3-pointers. That surpassed his previous best of 18 achieved twice, most recently on Dec. 1 against UNC Greensboro.

"I felt like I was in a rhythm since warmups," said Herro, who has averaged 16.7 points over his past six games. "But I feel like my shot's going to work all the time."

Johnson was just 5 of 13 but helped Kentucky keep a double-digit lead for much of the final 30 minutes. The Wildcats won their third in a row overall and 10th of 12 in the Bluegrass rivalry.

Kentucky's latest victory was more notable, coming a week after it controlled then-No. 9 North Carolina 80-72 in Las Vegas. Though the most challenging part of the Wildcats' season begins with next week's Southeastern Conference opener at Alabama, they appeared to have turned a corner in many phases since the Blue Devils thumped them 118-84 last month.

"At the beginning of this year we were a bad defensive team," Kentucky coach John Calipari said. "Unwilling passers, 'I'm only passing if I don't have a shot.' We had guys so focused on themselves they couldn't play for us.

"You know what, I missed it. I missed it as a coach. After I saw it, (I said) we are going back to these things and get better at this stuff."

Calipari credited Herro and Johnson for starting Kentucky's offensive flow.

"We started playing and he got by a guy," the coach added, "Keldon got by a guy, and then we opened up the offense a little bit and played a little different than we've been playing. But he (Herro) played well. He also rebounded the ball, ends up with five rebounds."

Christen Cunningham had a season-high 20 points and Jordan Nwora 17 for Louisville, which shot just 36 percent in having its three-game winning streak stopped. Hoping to win its second game over a ranked school since beating then-No. 9 Michigan State last month, the Cardinals didn't get closer than 50-41 with 9:39 remaining.

"We were playing down 10 the whole game," first-year coach Chris Mack said. "We could never get it down where we could put a little bit of game pressure on them. A big part of that is us; a larger part is our opponent."

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Kentucky should rise after its latest impressive win.

BIG PICTURE

Kentucky: Playing their first true road game in perhaps the most hostile environment they've faced, the Wildcats played at their tempo and were poised throughout. Besides creating good offensive looks, they edged the Cardinals 34-33 on the boards and forced them into shots they didn't want. Ashton Hagans had 11 points for the 'Cats, who shot 51 percent.

Louisville: The Cardinals showed early promise before being overwhelmed by Kentucky's size. They were also undone by several sloppy stretches in losing on their home floor for the first time in nine home games.

UP NEXT

Kentucky begins defense of its Southeastern Conference championship on Saturday at Alabama.

Louisville opens Atlantic Coast Conference play Jan. 6 against Miami to conclude its five-game home stand.

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Matchup
Wildcats Overall
W/L 10-2
ATS 7-4
Pts For 83.1
Pts Against 69.4
Total 5-6
Wildcats Away
W/L 2-0
ATS 2-0
Pts For 75.5
Pts Against 65.0
Total 0-2
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-29
1:00 PM
at Louisville W 71-58 W (-3) U (143)
12-22
4:30 PM
at North Carolina W 80-72 W (-2.5) U (169)
12-15
4:00 PM
Utah W 88-61 W (-15.5) O (138.5)
12-8
11:00 AM
Seton Hall L 84-83 W (7) O (143)
12-1
12:00 PM
UNC Greensboro W 78-61 W (-12.5) U (151.5)
11-28
7:30 PM
Monmouth W 90-44 W (-26.5) U (146)
11-23
6:00 PM
Tennessee State W 77-62 L (-28.5) U (153.5)
11-21
12:00 PM
Winthrop W 87-74
11-18
5:00 PM
Virginia Military W 92-82 L (-34) O (152.5)
11-14
8:00 PM
North Dakota W 96-58 W (-26) O (153.5)
Avg. Points For 84.2
Avg. Points Against 65.6
ATS 7-2
Over/Under 4-5
Cardinals Overall
W/L 9-4
ATS 3-3-1
Pts For 78.5
Pts Against 68.7
Total 3-4
Cardinals Home
W/L 8-1
ATS 1-2
Pts For 81.0
Pts Against 65.7
Total 2-1
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-29
1:00 PM
Kentucky L 71-58 L (3) U (143)
12-21
6:00 PM
Robert Morris W 73-59
12-15
3:00 PM
Kent State W 83-70 L (-13.5) O (148)
12-12
6:00 PM
Lipscomb W 72-68
12-8
1:30 PM
at Indiana L 68-67 W (4.5) U (148.5)
12-5
6:00 PM
Central Arkansas W 86-41
12-1
11:00 AM
at Seton Hall W 70-65 W (3.5) U (147.5)
11-27
6:30 PM
Michigan State W 82-78 W (5) O (155)
11-23
6:00 PM
at Marquette L 77-74 T (3) U (154.5)
11-21
4:00 PM
at Tennessee L 92-81 L (7.5) O (145.5)
Avg. Points For 74.6
Avg. Points Against 68.9
ATS 3-3-1
Over/Under 3-4
Scoring
Kentucky
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Tyler Herro (G) 36:0010-13 76.9%4-6 66.7%0-0 0%15121221024
Keldon Johnson (F) 34:005-13 38.5%1-5 20%4-4 100%17210221315
Ashton Hagans (G) 24:005-11 45.5%0-1 0%1-2 50%22330131511
Reid Travis (F) 30:004-8 50%0-1 0%1-2 50%140020399
PJ Washington (F) 33:002-3 66.7%0-0 0%1-2 50%2831413135
Jemarl Baker Jr. (G) 8:001-4 25%1-4 25%0-0 0%110001143
Immanuel Quickley (G) 18:001-3 33.3%0-2 0%0-0 0%0122023-32
EJ Montgomery (F) 10:001-2 50%0-1 0%0-1 0%020000332
Nick Richards (F) 7:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%230010110
Brad Calipari (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jonny David (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Zan Payne (G-F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Louisville
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Christen Cunningham (G) 35:008-14 57.1%3-5 60%1-2 50%0241020-1220
Jordan Nwora (F) 39:007-17 41.2%1-5 20%2-3 66.7%2703011-917
Steven Enoch (C) 26:002-6 33.3%0-1 0%1-2 50%3900113-15
Darius Perry (G) 18:002-4 50%1-2 50%0-0 0%0100051-95
Khwan Fore (G) 13:001-4 25%0-1 0%1-2 50%111110023
Dwayne Sutton (F) 27:000-3 0%0-2 0%2-2 100%2310013-182
Ryan McMahon (G) 17:000-2 0%0-1 0%2-2 100%0010011-72
Malik Williams (F-C) 14:000-2 0%0-1 0%2-4 50%2600003-132
V.J. King (F) 11:000-3 0%0-2 0%2-2 100%120001022
Akoy Agau (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Wyatt Battaile (G-F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jo Griffin (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Will Rainey (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jacob Redding (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
1st Half
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
12/29/2018
12:54 PM
UK(-1.5)
-110
LOU
-110
12/29/2018
12:48 PM
UK(-1.5)
-110
LOU
-110
12/29/2018
12:27 PM
UK(-2)
-110
LOU
-110
12/29/2018
11:54 AM
UK(-1.5)
-110
LOU
-110
12/29/2018
9:36 AM
UK(-1.5)
-110
LOU
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/29/2018
12:54 PM
67½
-110
67½
-110
12/29/2018
12:48 PM
68
-110
68
-110
12/29/2018
12:27 PM
68
-110
68
-110
12/29/2018
11:54 AM
68
-110
68
-110
12/29/2018
9:36 AM
69
-110
69
-110
2nd Half
Money Line
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Money Line
Spread
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Spread
12/29/2018
1:54 PM
LOU(-1)
-110
UK
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/29/2018
1:54 PM
75½
-110
75½
-110