Shox fall short, lose to Kentucky 65-62
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bam Adebayo had a double-double and swatted away the final shot on Sunday as Kentucky sent Wichita State to yet another second-round heartbreak, 65-62 in the South region.
Adebayo had 13 points and 10 rebounds. De'Aaron Fox had 14 points, including a late steal and dunk. Malik Monk blocked a shot and made a pair of free throws in the final 13 seconds. Adebayo clinched it by blocking Landry Shamet's 3-pointer shot at the buzzer.
Shamet led all scorers with 20 points. Shaq Morris added 11 points and 8 rebounds in a losing cause for the Shockers.
Wichita State's season ends at 31-5 while Kentucky improves to 31-5 and advances to the Sweet 16 next weekend in Memphis, Tennessee.