LEXINGTON, Ky., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist missed just one of his six shots from the field Wednesday and scored 18 points in leading No. 3 Kentucky to an 86-64 win over Lamar.
The Wildcats (12-1) won their fourth in a row to set up their Saturday meeting with fourth-ranked Louisville, which will be coming off its first loss of the season -- a loss to Georgetown Wednesday.
Kentucky held a 44-28 halftime lead and coasted from there, hitting 49 percent of its field goal attempts and converting 27-of-33 from the foul line.
Lamar was led by 29 points from Mike James. The Cardinals (8-5) have lost two in a row.