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The UCLA Bruins traveled to Lexington, Kentucky to face Top Ranked Kentucky.
The Wildcats overcame a 3-of-9 start to reach 50 percent from the field in the first half before a 1-of-8 run to close the opening 20 minutes.
While UCLA was hitting 35 of 66 from the field, The Bruins did outrebounded Kentucky 41-38 and limited the Wildcats to 41 percent shooting. It was the most points scored against a Kentucky team coached by John Calipari.
Isaac Hamilton scored 19 points, T.J. Leaf had 17 with 13 rebounds for UCLA while Malik Monk had 24 points and De'Aaron Fox added 20 points for Kentucky.
Kentucky cut a 14-point second-half deficit to 95-92 on Derek Willis' 3-pointer with 8.3 seconds remaining but Bryce Alford's two free throws with 7.4 left sealed the Bruins victory.
UCLA came into the game as The nation's third-highest-scoring team (97.0 points per game)
This is not the first time that the Wildcats suffered their 1st regular season loss against the Bruins, UCLA gave Kentucky their first regular season loss on December 3, 2015 and the final score of that game was 77–87 at the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA
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