"You need a post presence, you need someone you can throw it into," Lafayette coach Fran O'Hanlon said. "Dan Trist has been scoring the ball very well for us. I'm not sure he's going to be getting 20 points against Kentucky, but he gives us an inside presence, and then he makes our outside a little bit better.
"We are a much better team with Dan Trist. We're not Kentucky good, but we are much better."
His presence might not have helped the Leopards, who shot just 40 percent and committed 28 turnovers.
The Wildcats outscored the Leopards 50-18 in the second half.
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