BBL: Deep in the heart of Texas, UK gets a tough win

(Herald-Leader photo)

Big Blue Links for Sunday:

– With his big threes and free throws down the stretch, Julius Mays showed senior leadership in Kentucky’s win, says my column from College Station.

– Kentucky had to work overtime to beat the Aggies at Reed Arena, reports Jerry Tipton of the Herald-Leader. The Cats are now 6-2 in the SEC.

Wounded Iraq war veteran and Kentucky fan takes in the game at Texas A&M, plus more game notes, from Tipton.

Old Man Mays led the UK rookies to the win in Texas, writes Darrell Bird of the Cats Pause. Julius Mays hit four of six three-pointers and made five of six free throws in overtime as Kentucky pulled out the win.

Kentucky can’t do anything the easy way, writes Kyle Tucker of the Courier-Journal. The Cats blew a late lead and were forced to win in overtime.

– Adam Himmelsbach of the C-J writes that the Cats can build on a dominating first half against the Aggies. UK held A&M to 24.1 percent shooting over the first 20 minutes.

Kentucky struggled to close, but still beat the Aggies in overtime, reports Brett Dawson of Cats Illustrated. Kentucky turned the ball over multiple times down the stretch in regulation.

UK earned revenge for its Rupp loss by beating the host Aggies, writes Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle. Afterward, John Calipari recalled how he almost went to work for Shelby Metcalf at Texas A&M.

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