SAINT LOUIS, MO – In a defensive battle where scoring was hard to come by all game long, the Wildcats of Kentucky held on to outlast their mutual mascot counterparts of Kansas State 56 – 49.
Julius Randle was the standout for Kentucky, scoring 19 points and pulling down 15 boards. Aaron Harrison added 18 points for John Calipari’s squad.
Marcus Foster led the way for Kansas State with 15 points, despite a rough night from the perimeter.
Kentucky moves on to face top-seeded Wichita State on Sunday in a Third Round Midwest Regional contest.
Kevin Kugler and Jim Jackson called the action on WestwoodOne Sports.
(Andrew Harrison three-pointer)
(Julius Randle dunks – angry at the rim)
(Randle gets an offensive rebound and put-back for double-double)
(Shane Southwell’s triple pulls KSU to within 2)
(Final call as Kentucky pulls out a 56 – 49 victory)
(Postgame interview with Kentucky’s Aaron Harrison)