LEXINGTON, Ky | No. 2 Kentucky rallies past Southern Illinois for 71-59 win

LEXINGTON, Ky  | No. 2 Kentucky rallies past Southern Illinois for 71-59 win

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Keldon Johnson and Immanuel Quickley each scored 15 points, Nick Richards grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds and No. 2 Kentucky rallied in the second half to beat Southern Illinois 71-59 on Friday night.

The Wildcats (1-1) bounced back from Tuesday night’s 118-84 shellacking by No. 4 Duke, but had to work hard in the second half to overcome the veteran Salukis. They trailed 44-37 before Quade Green (14 points) scored five points during a 10-2 run for a 47-46 lead with 12:19 left.

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