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Lexington, KY (Sports Network) - scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds as 20th-ranked upset No. 2 , 65-56, in an intrastate battle at Rupp Arena. scored all of his 10 points in the second half and handed out five assists for the Cardinals (7-1), who won their seventh in a row. and scored 12 points apiece for the Wildcats (7-1), who saw their 27-game regular season win streak come to an end.

, which had not lost a regular season game since an 81-63 setback at on December 28, 2002, also had its home win streak snapped at 14 games.

and each scored 11 points for the Cardinals.

The Wildcats opened the second half with a five-point lead and went up 39-30 on a three-pointer by Azubuike with 15:56 left to play.

But answered with a 16-2 outburst that ended with a three-pointer by Garcia that gave the Cardinals a 46-41 lead with 8:34 remaining.

then scored eight straight points and took a 49-46 on a layup by with 5:55 to play.

However, again responded, this time with an 11-2 spurt that gave the visitors a six-point lead. George's two free throws with 1:42 remaining capped that run and gave the Cardinals a 57-51 advantage.

But completed a rare four-point play with a free throw after he was fouled by 's while hitting a three-pointer, making it a 57-55 contest with 1:31 to go.

Again, Garcia answered at the other end, nailing a three-pointer with a hand in his face to put the Cardinals up 60-55 with 1:09 remaining.

Daniels made a 1-of-2 from the foul line to pull to within four, but Whitehead made 5-of-6 free throws in the final 32 seconds to give its final 65-56 margin of victory.

opened the game with a 12-2 run capped by a Azubuike jumper with 16:01 left in the first half. Meanwhile, went through a scoring drought of nearly four minutes that was ended with a basket by George with 14:42 remaining.

The Wildcats went up by as many as 14 on a Hawkins three-pointer that made it a 24-10 contest with 9:52 left in the opening stanza.

However, closed to within one with a 16-3 run, during which converted 1-of-15 shots from the floor. stole the ball from Fitch and was fouled on a layup that brought the Cardinals within 27-23 with 1:34 left in the period.

Mohammed then stole the ball from near midcourt and went in for another layup that made it a 27-26 game with 1:31 remaining.

However, a pair of free throws by Stockton with 1:07 left and tip-in by with 35 seconds remaining gave a 31-26 lead going into halftime.
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