Utah shocked the college basketball world as it upset the No. 6 Kentucky Wildcats 69-66 on Wednesday in Las Vegas to improve to 9-2 on the season.

Here are three takeaways from the game:

  • Both Gach was phenomenal early for the Runnin’ Utes, finishing with 14 points, six rebounds and one assists. Gach was important in the early going as he scored the first 10 points of the game and outscored the Wildcats 10-4 through the first four minutes.
  • Timmy Allen put on a great performance as he poured in 25 points on 8-of-15 shooting. He had nine rebounds and four assists. Allen was key down the stretch, making a jumper with 1:20 left in the game to give the Utes a two-point lead.
  • It was truly a tale of two halves for the Utes. Utah outscored Kentucky 35-31 in the first half, but the Utes let the Wildcats back into the game in the second half. Utah, which led by as much as 17 points in the contest, surrendered a 23-8 run over nearly eight minutes to set up an exciting finish. Utah’s defense held strong in the final 1:30 of the game, forcing key Wildcats misses, but allowed Immanuel Quickley an open look to win the game, which he missed.