De'Aaron Fox Sparks Kentucky To 86-75 Win Over UCLA; Wildcats Now Face North Carolina in Elite E
Freshman sensation De'Aaron Fox of Kentucky poured in a career-high 39 points as the Wildcats outraced UCLA 86-75 in a NCAA Sweet Sixteen matchup Friday night, March 24 in Memphis.
UK rookie Malik Monk added 21 points, including 4 of 9 three-pointers.
Fox's previous high in scoring output was during the recent SEC tournament when he gunned in 28 points against Alabama.
The Wildcats improved their overall record to 32-5, while the Bruins finished at 31-5.
UK now plays North Carolina in an Elite Eight showdown on Sunday with a tipoff at 5:05 ET. The game will be shown on CBS. In the last meeting between both schools, Monk was wild, hitting a career-high 47 points in UK's 103-100 victory in Las Vegas in mid-December.
Kentucky leads the nation in all-time NCAA Tournament victories with 124. It also leads the country in wins in the tournament since 2010, when John Calipari first led the Wildcats into the Big Dance. UK is 25-6 in NCAA Tournament game under the direction of Calipari.
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