UTAH Utah Utes 61
Utah Utes Utah Overall (4-5)
ATS (1-6)
O/U (2-3-2)
December 15 2018
- ESPN2
UK Kentucky Wildcats 88
Kentucky Wildcats Kentucky Overall (8-2)
ATS (5-4)
O/U (5-4)
Final
Money Line Total: 138½ Spread ATS
12
627 Utah Utes +1000 Under -110 (+15.5) -110 OVER: 149
2734
628 Kentucky Wildcats -2000 Over -110 (-15.5) -110 Cover: 11.5
4147
Final
Money Line Total: 138½ Spread ATS
627 UTAH +1000 Under: -110 (+15.5) -110 OVER: 149
628 UK -2000 Over: -110 (-15.5) -110 Cover: 11.5
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
12/15/2018
2:27 PM
UK
-2000
UTAH
+1000
12/15/2018
1:54 PM
UK
-2000
UTAH
+1000
12/15/2018
1:39 PM
UK
-2000
UTAH
+1000
12/15/2018
10:15 AM
UK
-2000
UTAH
+1000
12/15/2018
9:54 AM
UK
-2000
UTAH
+1000
12/15/2018
9:36 AM
UK
-2000
UTAH
+1000
12/15/2018
9:18 AM
UK
-2000
UTAH
+1000
12/15/2018
9:09 AM
UK
-2000
UTAH
+1000
12/15/2018
8:57 AM
UK
-1600
UTAH
+900
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
12/15/2018
2:27 PM
UK(-15.5)
-110
UTAH
-110
12/15/2018
1:54 PM
UK(-15.5)
-110
UTAH
-110
12/15/2018
1:39 PM
UK(-15.5)
-110
UTAH
-110
12/15/2018
10:15 AM
UK(-15.5)
-110
UTAH
-110
12/15/2018
9:54 AM
UK(-15.5)
-110
UTAH
-110
12/15/2018
9:36 AM
UK(-15.5)
-110
UTAH
-110
12/15/2018
9:18 AM
UK(-15.5)
-110
UTAH
-110
12/15/2018
9:09 AM
UK(-15.5)
-110
UTAH
-110
12/15/2018
8:57 AM
UK(-15)
-110
UTAH
-110
12/15/2018
8:00 AM
UK(-15)
-110
UTAH
-110
12/14/2018
9:00 PM
UK(-14.5)
-110
UTAH
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/15/2018
2:27 PM
138½
-110
138½
-110
12/15/2018
1:54 PM
140
-110
140
-110
12/15/2018
1:39 PM
141
-110
141
-110
12/15/2018
10:15 AM
142½
-110
142½
-110
12/15/2018
9:54 AM
144
-110
144
-110
12/15/2018
9:36 AM
146
-110
146
-110
12/15/2018
9:18 AM
148
-110
148
-110
Recap

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Keldon Johnson is finding his stride and getting a feel for making clutch shots.

The freshman guard scored 24 points, including five 3-pointers in the first half, and No. 19 Kentucky beat Utah 88-61 Saturday.

Johnson made a career-high six shots from long range on seven attempts as Kentucky made a season-high 12 3-pointers against the Utes.

"I'm not afraid to take a big shot or step up in big moments," said Johnson, who hit a half-court 3 at the buzzer to send the game into overtime in last week's loss to Seton Hall. "I'm shooting with confidence. That's the main thing — my teammates have been just telling me to keep shooting. After I hit the first one, I knew it was going to be a good day."

Kentucky coach John Calipari lauded Johnson's performance.

"His whole thing is (staying focused)," Calipari said. "You know, you can't just play hard in spurts and then stay in the game. You can play hard in spurts and sub yourself. He's learning."

Tyler Herro scored 17 points, Reid Travis added 16 and Immanuel Quickley chipped in with 10 for the Wildcats (8-2), who lost their best 3-point shooter when Green decided to transfer nine games into his sophomore season.

Overall, the Wildcats attempted 21 shots from behind the arc, a number that's close to Calipari's target for his squad.

"I've been telling them I want to shoot between 20 and 23 3s a game. If we shoot 30, we will lose the game," he said. "Historically, if you go back over my career, of 30-some years, if we shoot 30, my team loses.

"We want to get to the foul line, we want 2-point baskets and we want to offensive rebound. Hard to offensive rebound, miss threes, because they are bouncing everywhere. But you know, we shot the ball pretty well today."

Early on, it was a struggle as the Wildcats trailed 10-2 just 5 minutes into the game, but Kentucky outscored the Utes 28-9 to push the lead to 30-19. The Wildcats did not trail again.

Johnson highlighted the decisive run with four 3-pointers, including three straight, and finished with 15 points in the opening half.

Both Gach led the Utes (4-5) with 22 points, followed by Jayce Johnson with 11.

BIG PICTURE

Utah: The Utes lost their eighth straight game to the Wildcats. Kentucky defeated Utah 78-69 in the 1998 NCAA title game in San Antonio. The Wildcats beat Utah six times in the 1990s, including four times in the NCAA Tournament. The Utes out-rebounded Kentucky 31-23, becoming the first team to top the Wildcats on the boards this season. "That's one thing we can hang our hat on," Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak said.

Kentucky: The Wildcats have picked up steam from behind the arc after starting the season slowly. Kentucky has made at least five 3-pointers in each of the past four games. The trend began when Kentucky connected on 10 3s in a 90-44 win over Monmouth on Nov. 28.

POLL INPLICATIONS

The Wildcats dropped 10 spots from No. 9 to 19th following the loss to Seton Hall, but they can begin climbing back toward the Top 10 if they can finish out the month with wins over North Carolina and in-state rival Louisville.

"It could have ended up a different story, but things happen for a reason," Prickett said. "It was a great experience for me."

UP NEXT

Utah hosts Florida A&M on Tuesday night.

The Wildcats play No. 12 North Carolina in the Champions Classic on Saturday in Chicago.

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Matchup
Utah Overall
W/L 4-5
ATS 1-6
Pts For 71.3
Pts Against 73.7
Total 2-3-2
Utah Away
W/L 0-2
ATS 0-2
Pts For 65.0
Pts Against 83.0
Total 1-0-1
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
Avg. Points For
Avg. Points Against
ATS
Over/Under
Kentucky Overall
W/L 8-2
ATS 5-4
Pts For 84.6
Pts Against 70.3
Total 5-4
Kentucky Home
W/L 8-2
ATS 5-4
Pts For 84.6
Pts Against 70.3
Total 5-4
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
Avg. Points For
Avg. Points Against
ATS
Over/Under
Scoring
Utah
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Both Gach (F) 26:008-10 80%4-6 66.7%2-2 100%1311032-722
Jayce Johnson (F-C) 23:005-6 83.3%0-0 0%1-1 100%1200103-1311
Timmy Allen (F) 19:003-5 60%0-0 0%1-2 50%2300014-187
Riley Battin (F) 32:002-7 28.6%1-4 25%0-0 0%2700020-175
Parker Van Dyke (G) 14:002-4 50%1-3 33.3%0-0 0%0100000-185
Sedrick Barefield (G) 30:001-7 14.3%0-3 0%2-3 66.7%1450031-184
Brandon Morley (F-C) 7:002-4 50%0-2 0%0-0 0%1100012-74
Donnie Tillman (F) 25:001-6 16.7%1-3 33.3%0-0 0%3531111-113
Charles Jones Jr. (G) 13:000-2 0%0-2 0%0-0 0%0020020-190
Novak Topalovic (C) 11:000-3 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%0210012-70
Naseem Gaskin (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Vante Hendrix (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Brooks King (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Kevin Kremer (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Christian Popoola Jr. (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Marc Reininger (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Beau Rydalch (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Lahat Thioune (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Kentucky
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Keldon Johnson (F) 33:008-9 88.9%6-7 85.7%2-2 100%02010222324
Tyler Herro (G) 31:007-12 58.3%2-6 33.3%1-2 50%02120001117
Reid Travis (F) 32:007-10 70%0-1 0%2-4 50%1310000916
Immanuel Quickley (G) 23:004-7 57.1%2-3 66.7%2-2 100%01200131812
PJ Washington (F) 31:004-8 50%0-2 0%1-2 50%3412310209
Jemarl Baker Jr. (G) 2:002-2 100%2-2 100%0-0 0%000000176
Ashton Hagans (G) 23:001-7 14.3%0-0 0%0-0 0%0071021132
EJ Montgomery (F) 12:001-3 33.3%0-0 0%0-0 0%2510100152
Nick Richards (F) 12:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%0200103140
Jonny David (G) 1:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000050
Brad Calipari (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
1st Half
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
12/15/2018
2:54 PM
UK(-8.5)
-110
UTAH
-110
12/15/2018
2:03 PM
UK(-8.5)
-110
UTAH
-110
12/15/2018
1:39 PM
UK(-8.5)
-110
UTAH
-110
12/15/2018
9:54 AM
UK(-8.5)
-110
UTAH
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/15/2018
2:54 PM
65
-110
65
-110
12/15/2018
2:03 PM
66
-110
66
-110
12/15/2018
1:39 PM
67
-110
67
-110
12/15/2018
9:54 AM
67½
-110
67½
-110
2nd Half
Money Line
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Money Line
Spread
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Spread
12/15/2018
4:57 PM
UK(-5.5)
-110
UTAH
-110
12/15/2018
4:54 PM
UK(-5)
-110
UTAH
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/15/2018
4:57 PM
74
-110
74
-110
12/15/2018
4:54 PM
74
-110
74
-110