Kentucky shut down Buffalo’s Cinderella bid Saturday with an emphatic 95-75 win over the Bulls in the round of 32 of the NCAA Tournament in Boise, Idaho.
A number of UK’s young players could be said to have had their best game of the season, including Hamidou Diallo, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Wenyen Gabriel.
The game might not have generated a new Internet sensation like Thursday’s UK band member celebration, but it offered a lot of highlights and reaction online.
Hami, don’t hurt ’em
Diallo’s first-half block signaled that Kentucky wasn’t going to just let Buffalo get to the basket.
A new streak
Kentucky’s famous consecutive games with a three-pointer streak ended Thursday. Long live the streak.
Shai starts with shhh
Gilgeous-Alexander quieted the crowd with a three-pointer in the first half.
More Hami time
Wenyen came to play
Gabriel had a double-double and gave Buffalo a glimpse of his tenaciousness in the first half.