The Kentucky Wildcats closed the half on a big run to take a 37-19 lead over the Georgia Bulldogs at halftime. The undermanned Bulldogs have to be nearly perfect against a team like Kentucky and can't afford to blink or risk giving up a big run of points.
Offensively Georgia was at a distinct disadvantage against Kentucky's pressure defense and size inside. The Bulldogs hit just 8-28 shots from the field and were 0-10 from three-point range. Four different players finished with four points each with Gerald Robinson and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope combining to hit just 3-15 shots in the first half.