(9) Wake Forest 60
NCAA Tournament Second Round
Game recap by AllKYHoops.com:
Kentucky (34-2) looked the part of an impressive No. 1 seed in tonight's 30-point dismantling of Wake Forest.
The game went back-and-forth early and the score was tied at the 11:23 mark. Kentucky's DeMarcus Cousins hit a short jumper to give UK a 21-19. Cousins' basket started a 25-9 run that sent the Wildcats into the halftime locker room with a 44-28 lead.
Wake Forest (20-11) was never able to mount a serious run as Kentucky rolled to an impressive second round victory.
Darius Miller led the way for Kentucky with a career-high 20 points on 7-9 shooting. He also pulled down a game-high 9 rebounds. DeMarcus Cousins added 19 points and 8 rebounds. John Wall contributed 14 points and 7 assists.
The Demon Deacons picked up 16 points and 8 rebounds from Al-Farouq Aminu.
Kentucky shot a blistering 38-63 (60.3%) from the field and won the rebounding battle 38-29. Wake Forest was only 21-64 (32.8%) from the field and 2-15 (13.3%) from long distance.
One problem area for Kentucky tonight was a lack of focus at the free throw line. The Cats were only 7-17 (41.2%) from the charity stripe.
With the victory, Kentucky advances to next week's Sweet 16, where they will do battle with the winner of Cornell and Wisconsin.
Mark Krebs with one of the many Wildcat highlights on the night (via WildcatWorld.com):