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That was fun: Kentucky’s game retold via tweets and highlights

Hamidou Diallo has his confidence back in NCAA Tournament

Kentucky guard Hamidou Diallo talks about his 22-point, eight-rebound performance in UK’s 95-75 win over Buffalo in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.
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Kentucky guard Hamidou Diallo talks about his 22-point, eight-rebound performance in UK’s 95-75 win over Buffalo in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.

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.

Interlude (halftime)

Second-half struggles ...

Shai redux

Taking control

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