|Junior Brandon Rash goes for a bucket against Kentucky first-year players Anthony Davis, left, and Kyle Wiltjer.|
Pioneers tangle with Wildcats
It was a historic night in Lexington’s Rupp Arena on November 2 when the Transylvania men’s basketball team took on the Wildcats of the University of Kentucky for the first time in 100 years. Although outmatched by the nation’s preseason No. 2 Division I team, Transylvania’s disciplined team played impressively in the early going and held 11-4 and 19-17 leads before falling to the talented Wildcats 97-53 in a game that was marked by goodwill from both schools and great community interest. It was a good showing for the Division III Pioneers, whose stated objective was to play hard and help UK improve as the Wildcats begin a season in which they seek an eighth national title. The overall record between the two teams now stands at 8-7 in favor of UK.
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