If this game could be compared to a heavyweight title fight, then Kemba Walker and UConn came out in the lead after the first round. UConn takes a 31-21 lead into halftime against Kentucky with Walker leading the way with nine points and six assists.
Kentucky came out of the gate looking poised while forcing the Huskies into six early turnovers. The Wildcats failed to build a lead off those turnovers and UConn answered with a 10-0 run later in the half. The Huskies defense picked up late in the half forcing Kentucky to settle for long jump shots. The Wildcats shot just 28% in the first half including going 2-12 from three-point range.
Walker's nine points leads the way for the Huskies while Jeremy Lamb added eight points of his own. UConn shot a sizzling 52% in the first half.
Terrence Jones led Kentucky with nine points while Brandon Knight added seven. Knight has struggled going just 3-11 from the field. Josh Harrellson has failed to have much of an impact recording just two points and one rebound while picking up two fouls in the first half.