COL BKB: Kentucky 87, Loyola-Maryland 63

Dec. 22, 2011 at 3:15 PM

LEXINGTON, Ky., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Kyle Wiltjer fueled a second-half run Thursday that allowed the No. 3-ranked Kentucky Wildcats to cruise to an 87-63 win over the Loyola-Maryland Greyhounds.

Kentucky (11-1) led by just six after an Erik Etherly short shot got Loyola within 54-48 with 16:09 to play in the second half.

But after Wiltjer fed Michael Kidd-Gilchrist for a dunk and then scored the next four points, the Wildcats were off on a 19-2 run and a 73-50 advantage with 10:14 to go. Wiltjer had seven points in the spurt

Wiltjer connected on 7-of-11 of his shots and 7-of-8 free throws en route to a game-high 24 points. Kidd-Gilchrist and Anthony Davis, who also had 11 rebounds, each added 15 points and Darius Miller had 13 for the Wildcats.

Loyola (8-3) was paced by Etherly's 14 points, which came on 7-of-8 shooting. Dylon Cormier was second high for the Greyhounds, scoring 13 points.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more news from UPI.com
Related UPI Stories
share with facebook
share with twitter
Trending Stories