The Kentucky Wildcats (1-4) nearly pulled off a 24-point comeback Saturday against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish but fell just short as they suffered a 64-63 loss on their home floor.

Kentucky trailed by as many as 24 points in the first half, but the Wildcats rallied back in the second half to cut the Notre Dame lead to one. As time expired, Olivier Sarr attempted a baseline jumper that would miss allowing the Irish to hold on.

The Wildcats had no answers for Notre Dame’s 6-foot-10 forward Nate Laszewski as the Junior dropped 21 points while grabbing nine rebounds. Prentiss Hubb also gave UK problems as he scored 18 points for the Irish.

Sarr led the way for the Wildcats as he led all scorers with 22 points while grabbing seven rebounds. Both Brandon Boston and Terrence Clarke also finished in double-figures as both scored 14 points. 

 Kentucky will look to finally turn their season around next Saturday when they take on the UCLA Bruins (5-1) in Cleveland as part of the CBS Sports Classic.

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