It was a back-and-forth game once Kentucky took a 12 point lead early in the second half, and hats off to the Cats for battling back.
Also, Nick Richards with the game of his life. The Nick Richards Game. The Big Nick energy that was brought. What a game.
Tyrese Maxey (27 points) and Immanuel Quickley (18) each had career highs.
Here is what social media had to say:
John Calipari’s Post Game press conference: pic.twitter.com/4qC2cVtdKQ— KY Clips (@KY_Clips) December 29, 2019
Kentucky vs. Louisville:— Mark Titus (@clubtrillion) December 28, 2019
-UK leads 37-16
-UL has zero 3+ game win streaks all-time (UK now has 9, including 5 different streaks of 4+ wins)
-UL has won 3 out of any 5 game stretch just twice
-UL has 5 wins in Lexington ever (UK has 3 wins in Yum Center alone)
Hell of a rivalry!
L's down today, tomorrow and forever.— Drew Franklin (@DrewFranklinKSR) December 28, 2019
.@iamnickrichards on the buzzer beater that rolled out, "Our heads were down for like 2 seconds and then we just said we've got 5 more minutes, we can do this."— UK Sports Network (@UKSportsNetwork) December 29, 2019
Watch more on our Facebook: https://t.co/WHn1ND8fxp pic.twitter.com/5lilcOdyqQ
I’ll never forget this moment in the 2018 NCAA Tournament. John Calipari kept believing in Nick Richards. pic.twitter.com/E4twCjnjHH— Shawn Smith (@gbbcountry) December 29, 2019
God bless Nick Richards again and again and again and again. pic.twitter.com/jkxTNCQIHf— Not Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton2) December 28, 2019
When you show up for a Louisville Fan New Years Eve Party pic.twitter.com/ggiquI7hj1— Corey Williams (@WILDCATCOREY) December 29, 2019
It’s real quiet for the ville.— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) December 28, 2019
I feel like a proud father after watching Nick play today, he wanted that win more than anyone on the court today. #BBN— KY Clips (@KY_Clips) December 28, 2019
From this day forward, when you speak of Nick Richards, you will put some respect on his name.— Drew Franklin (@DrewFranklinKSR) December 28, 2019
Louisville's Jordan Nwora, who came into today averaging 21.2 points per game:— TheCatsPause247 (@TheCatsPause247) December 29, 2019
8 points (2-11 FG, 1-6 3PFG, 3-6 FT), 3 TO
Nick Richards just delivered one of the best performances I’ve ever seen from a UK player. What he did the entire second half and overtime with four fouls was amazing. He deserved it.— Shawn Smith (@gbbcountry) December 28, 2019
Never. In. Doubt. Kentucky will always be Louisville's big brother— Bobby Reagan (@BarstoolReags) December 28, 2019
HOW BOUT DEM WILDCATS?!?!— Michael Eaves (@michaeleaves) December 28, 2019
When you’re super cool and 0-2 vs UK. pic.twitter.com/2l8YS1R9Sg— Terry The Real TB Brown™️ (@TBrown_80) December 29, 2019
Great point. Let me rephrase.— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) December 29, 2019
Calipari is now 11-2* against Louisville during his time at Kentucky
*actually 11-1 (strippers) https://t.co/eGR0ofJFTR
This is AAU Nick Richards.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) December 28, 2019
As Tyrese Maxey goes, so does Kentucky.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) December 28, 2019
Was sensational against Michigan State and was sensational today against Louisville.
Wildcats win a classic at Rupp Arena. #BBN
Bill murray can take his ass back to Joliet— Trilly Shelby, OBE (@TylerIAm) December 28, 2019
Final | Kentucky 78, Louisville 70 (OT)— TheCatsPause247 (@TheCatsPause247) December 28, 2019
Tyrese Maxey: 27 pts (career-high), 7 rebs
Immanuel Quickley: 18 pts (career-high)
Nick Richards: 13 pts, 10 reb
Ashton Hagans: 8 pts, 5 reb, 8 ast, 2 stls
Nate Sestina: 6 pts, 3 reb
EJ Montgomery: 4 pts, 5 reb, 2 blk
Keion Brooks: 2 pts
Aw hell, let's look at Ashton Hagans having dinner one more time. pic.twitter.com/joXLNBWxIC— Not Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton2) December 28, 2019
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