No. 3 Kentucky Holds Off Cleveland State 68-61

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ThinkStock(LEXINGTON, Ky.) — Julius Randle scored 15 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as third-ranked Kentucky outlasted Cleveland State 68-61 on Monday night.

Trailing by ten points late in the second half, The Wildcats (5-1) rode the shoulders of Andrew and Aaron Harrison.  The freshmen twins combined to score 23 points as Kentucky held off the Vikings.

“I feel like I was letting my teammates down pretty much, getting those fouls in the first half and not being as aggressive as I should be,” said Andrew Harrison, who also had all five Wildcats assists. “This is definitely, hopefully, a turning point.”

Bryn Forbes led the Vikings (3-3) with 22 points while Trey Lewis added 15 in the loss.

“We kind of faltered at the end,” coach Gary Waters said. “That’s something we need to get better at. I asked them in the locker room what happened at the end and they came up with all sorts of answers.”

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