|March Madness - Houston Falls 62-58 Against Kentucky - Game Recap|
Tyler Herro scored 19 points leading Kentucky to a 62-58 victory over Houston at Sprint Center on Friday.
Bettors who backed Kentucky were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of -2.0 at sportsbooks.
Kentucky got 16 points from PJ Washington and another 7 points from Keldon Johnson. Keldon Johnson contributed 4 assists, while Reid Travis cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.
Houston got 20 points from Armoni Brooks in a losing cause and another 14 points from Corey Davis Jr.. Galen Robinson Jr. contributed 5 assists for them, while Fabian White Jr. had 4 rebounds.
Kentucky led at halftime, $HalfScore.
Kentucky won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 34-21.