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Gilgeous-Alexander leads Kentucky to Sweet Sixteen

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Kentucky Wildcats are the latest team to advance to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. The No. 5 seeded Wildcats defeated the No. 13 seed Buffalo Bulls, 95-75, on Saturday afternoon at the Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho.

The Wildcats improved to 26-10 on the season. Kentucky will not know their next opponent until Sunday.

Kentucky Wildcats star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander drives to the basket as CJ Massinburg defends against the Buffalo Bulls in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander drives to the basket as CJ Massinburg defends against the Buffalo Bulls in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament (Photo by Brett Wilhelm/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

They will face the winner of the UMBC Retrievers, who pulled off the biggest upset in Tournament history, or the Kansas State Wildcats. The game will tip off at 7:45 pm on TruTV.

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The Bulls ended their season with a 27-9 record. They upset the No. 4 Arizona Wildcats in the first-round of the tournament.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Wildcats with 27 points. He also had six rebounds, six assists, and two steals.

Gilgeous-Alexander was one of four Kentucky players, who scored in double-figures. Hamidou Diallo added 22 points, while PJ Washington had 12 points.

The Wildcats had 24 bench points. Wenyen Gabriel led the bench with 16 points.

Wes Clark led the Bulls with 26 points. He also had three rebounds, six assists, and one block.

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Clark was one of three Buffalo players, who scored in double-figures. CJ Massinburg added 12 points and Jeremy Harris had 10 points.

The Bulls had 18 bench points. Nick Perkins led the bench with nine points.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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