The Bluegrass Showcase came to a miserable end for the No. 10 Kentucky Wildcats as they were defeated 74-64 by the Richmond Spiders at Rupp Arena.

UK shot just 22-61 from the field, 0-10 from three-point land and 20-33 at the free throw line as their offense faltered. 

Blake Francis and Nathan Cayo led the way for Richmond as both scored 18 points with Francis dishing two assists and Cayo grabbing six rebounds. Grant Golden also finished in double figures as he scored 11 points while adding seven rebounds. 

Brandon Boston Jr. led UK as he posted a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Olivier Sarr also posted a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds. 

The Cats will be back in action Tuesday when they face off with the No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks (1-1, 0-0) in Indianapolis for a Champions Classic showdown.

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