Kentucky held off Davidson 78-73 to advance to the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats haven't lost a first-round tourney game since 2008.
While Kentucky's streak of advancing beyond their first game is alive, another streak died tonight. The Wildcats' streak of consecutive games with a three-pointer was snapped, nearly 30 years after it started.
Kentucky went 0-for-6 from three-point range in tonight's win. It was the first time since they put up a zero from beyond the arc since they played Seton Hall on Nov. 26, 1988. That's 1,047 games if you're counting at home.
Davidson, meanwhile, made 11-of-33 three-pointers, meaning Kentucky won a game in which it was outscored 33-0 from three-point range. That is unheard of in modern college basketball.
According to Andrew Hutchinson of Hawgs247, the updated three-point streak looks like this.
Kentucky's lack of three-point prowess has been a bugaboo all season. However,you will take a win any way you can get it.
With the W, the Wildcats move on to face the winner of Arizona-Buffalo on Saturday.