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Twitter reactions to Kentucky’s win over Southern

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The Kentucky Wildcats returned to the court for the first time in eight days for a matchup with Southern University who is coached by former Wildcat Sean Woods.

It was a rusty start for the Cats as they started off cold offensively allowing Southern to build an early 9-2 lead.

Calipari turned to the bench to provide a spark and that is exactly what they did. The Cats would use a 9-2 run of their own to tie the game at 11 before a pullup jumper from Keion Brooks gave them a 13-11 lead.

Southern didn’t let the Cats pull away and did a great job of keeping this one close and even holding a 24-23 lead with just over 4 minutes left in the half.

Down the stretch, the Cats’ offense started to heat up and they were able to take a 38-34 lead into the halftime break.

The second half got off to a much better start, especially for Oscar Tshiebwe who led the Cats to a 46-36 lead at the first media timeout.

Despite building a lead, the Cats could not put Southern away as a layup with just under 9 minutes remaining cut the lead to single digits at 55-47.

Another spurt by Kentucky pushed the lead back out to double digits making it 64-53 with just over 6 minutes to play.

However, Southern battled back once again as the Cats held a narrow 66-58 lead with 4 minutes remaining.

Down the stretch it was a dominating performance from Tshiebwe as the Cats were able to come away with the 76-64 win.

Here is how Twitter reacted to the game:

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