(Boise, ID) — Fifth-seed Kentucky trailed for only 15 seconds in their 95-75 second-round NCAA Tournament win over 13th-seed Buffalo from Boise, Idaho. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Wildcats with 27 points, six assists and six rebounds. Hamidou Diallo added 22 points for Kentucky, which awaits the winner of UMCB and Kansas State in the Sweet 16. The Bulls were 7-of-31 from three after their hot shooting carried them to an opening round upset of Arizona. Wes Clark had a team-high 26 points in defeat. Buffalo finishes the season 27-and-9.
Kentucky head coach John Calipari say they were prepared for Buffalo to get back into the game during the second half.
Kentucky guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander says defense is what they need to carry them.
Buffalo head coach Nate Oats says their offense was impacted by Kentucky’s defense.
Kentucky will play Thursday in Atlanta. Hear The John Calipari Show Monday Night at 5:00pm On Lite Rock 98.7 WHOP-FM and lite987whop.com.