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POSTGAME NOTES: Ohio State Stops Kentucky Saturday Night In Las Vegas

Compiled by Tony Neely

UK Athletics


Ohio State 71, Kentucky 65 T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas Dec. 21, 2019 Attendance: 12,740


Team Records and Series Notes

Kentucky falls to 8-3 while Ohio State is 11-1. UK leads the series 11-10, although OSU leads at neutral sites 6-4. UK is 3-3 in the CBS Sports Classic, 0-2 vs. Ohio State in this event. Next up: Kentucky players went home for the holiday break and return Christmas night to begin preparation for Louisville. The Wildcats play host to the Cardinals on Dec. 28. Game time is 3:45 p.m. and the game will be televised on CBS.

Player Notes

Ashton Hagans had 4 points, his team-leading ninth double-figure game of the season. The sophomore had a game-high nine assists. He has at least six assists in seven straight games, the best such streak since Tyler Ulis posted at least six in nine straight games from Feb. 9, 2016 to March 5, 2016. He had a game-high three steals. He has had multiple steals in six straight games.

Nate Sestina drained five 3-pointers en route to a season-high 17 points. Five 3s are the most this season by a Wildcat. It also tied Sestina’s career-high of five threes, previously for Bucknell vs. Boston University on Jan. 5, 2019.


Tyrese Maxey chipped in with 15 points and led the Wildcats with six rebounds.


Team Notes

The Wildcats fell to 4-2 all-time in games in Las Vegas. Ohio State won the rebounding 33-25. UK is 7-0 this season when winning the rebounding, 1-3 when losing or tying the boardwork. Kentucky hit 42.4 percent ot its shots, while OSU made 50 percent. UK had 17 assists tonight. The Wildcats have given out at least 14 assists in each of the last seven games.

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