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No. 1 Kentucky advances to Sweet 16
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On March 18, 2012 @ 1:13 am In All,Wirenews | Comments Disabled
Marquis Teague scored a career-high 24 points as the Wildcats blew open a close game in the second half to advance to the Sweet 16 with a 87-71 victory over the Cyclones on Saturday.Doron Lamb added 16 points and hit five 3-pointers for top-seeded Kentucky (34-2), which will play Indiana in the South Regional semifinals Friday in Atlanta. Indiana handed the Wildcats their only regular season loss, 73-72 on Dec. 10.For the second time in two NCAA games, the Wildcats used a dominant stretch to take control. Tied at 42 with the Cyclones four minutes into the second half, Kentucky used a 20-2 run over the next six minutes to put it away.Darius Miller, who finished with 19 points off the bench, scored 10 points during the spurt. Miller’s two free throws with 10:24 to go ended the run and gave Kentucky a 62-44 advantage.Anthony Davis finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Wildcats. Terrence Jones added 11 rebounds.Royce White had 23 points and nine rebounds before fouling out with 4:32 remaining for No. 8 seed Iowa State (23-11).
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