LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Brandon Johnson led San Diego with a
career-high 27 points to stun Kentucky 81-72 on the Wildcats' home
floor on Saturday.
The Toreros' point guard, listed at a generous 6 feet tall, also
had eight rebounds.
The Wildcats (5-6) were again led by freshman forward Patrick
Patterson, who had 20 points. Patterson and Perry Stevenson had
five rebounds each to lead the Wildcats.
The loss was the fifth in Kentucky's last six games.
Sophomore guards Jodie Meeks and Derrick Jasper returned from
injuries to play for the Wildcats.
Jasper had not played this season and Meeks had played in one of
Kentucky's last eight games. Jasper had four assists.
The Toreros (7-8) and Wildcats traded leads twice early in the
second half but San Diego took the lead for good on a free throw by
Gyno Pomare, making the score 44-43 with 13:49 to play in the game.
Pomare led San Diego with 12 rebounds.
The Toreros led most of the first half and led at the break,
Kentucky tied the game at 31 and 33 but a pair of free throws by
Pomare with 3.7 seconds to play gave the Toreros their halftime
The Wildcats' only lead of the first half was 3-2 after a
3-pointer by Ramel Bradley.
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