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Kentucky Wildcats (2) 28, Kansas Jayhawks (12) 28: Second Half Open Game Thread

The 'Cats looked ugly in the first half. (via <a href="">Rosemobile</a>)
The 'Cats looked ugly in the first half. (via Rosemobile)

This game is not at all what we hoped for, but quite possibly what we should have expected -- butt ugly and a plain mess.  Kansas, to their great credit, has out-toughed Kentucky and completely negated the talent advantage Kentucky enjoys.  Their ball pressure has completely bamboozled Marquis Teague, who has had a rough introduction to big-time Division I college basketball.

But despite all the hideous basketball, Kentucky got out of the half tied and KU has a bunch of fouls on a thin bench.  We'll have to wait and see if that makes a difference, but if UK doesn't get a lot tougher and more disciplined, this game could wind up being close at the end.  That is a recipe for an upset.

When the going gets tough, the tough gets going.  Let's see if these 'Cats have it.