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The glasses are back!

The Kentucky Wildcats didn’t start the night off strong when the VMI Keydets came into Rupp Arena.

About halfway during the first half, the score was relatively close with Kentucky going back and forth with VMI. Kentucky did, however, lead the statistics in rebounds (both offensively and defensively), and they lead the turnover battle as well.

The one thing that was keeping the Keydets in the ballgame was the fact that they were shooting 6/9 from three-point range. The last time VMI came to Rupp Arena was back in 2008 when we were in the midst of the Billy Gillispie era. Kentucky suffered a disappointing loss to the Keydets that year of a final score of VMI 111 - Kentucky 103.

Kentucky went on a couple of good runs to close out the first half of play and went into halftime with the lead with the score being 48-34.

Kentucky stretched the lead to 19 points early in the second half, but then the Keydets put on another charge lead by Bubba Parham. Parham was hitting three’s left and right in the second half and VMI pulled within six with under two minutes left in the game.

Kentucky did go on to win their match up against the VMI Keydets in a closer than expected game with a final score of 92-82. Kentucky moves on to a record of 3-1 as they now prepare for their next game this upcoming Wednesday against Winthrop University at Rupp Arena with tip off being at 1:00 p.m. EST.

Here are a few social media reactions both during and after the game:

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