Kentucky started this game sluggish much like they did against Hampton in the first round. Also like the first round, the Cats woke up and destroyed the Bearcats the way they should have. And to be honest, Cincinnati deserved it.
The Bearcats took a note from Arkansas book and tried to thug it up and it worked for a while. Every few minutes, Octavious Ellis was drawing a foul (flopping is more like it) on someone or running his mouth in their ear trying to get in their heads. Credit to him because it worked for a few minutes, but Kentucky quickly regained composure and done what they usually do and manhandled the Bearcats.
This was a very pretty game, but no one expected it to be, but a win is a win and Kentucky advances to the round of 16 in Cleveland while improving their record to 36-0.