Lexington, KY – Michael Kidd-Gilchrist posted career highs of ranked Kentucky to a 69-62 victory over No. 4 Louisville at Rupp Arena.
Anthony Davis contributed 18 points, all in the second half, to go along with 10 rebounds and six blocked shots for Kentucky (13-1), which has won five straight since its lone loss of the season at Indiana on December 10. The Wildcats also extended the nation's longest home winning streak to 44 games.
Doron Lamb, Kentucky's leading scorer at nearly 16 points per game, battled foul trouble and chipped in 10 points on just 1-of-7 from the field. He made 8-of-9 free throws as part of the Wildcats' 32-of-43 effort from the line.
Louisville was whistled early and often, leading to Kentucky's parade to the stripe. Peyton Siva, Gorgui Dieng and Kyle Kuric were all saddled with early foul problems, as was Chane Behanan, who eventually fouled out.
Russ Smith picked up the slack off the bench and poured in 30 points for the Cardinals (12-2), who were coming off their first loss of the season on Wednesday against Georgetown.