The difference, the United Kingdom head coach added, was learning how to finish.
"He played good. I said he - we put him and Immanuel, we were struggling to get a basket, so we were just going through two guys", United Kingdom coach John Calipari said.
The Wildcats were beaten by the No. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes in their last outing, 71-65. Quickley had 18 points for Kentucky, which shot 46% for its 11th win over Louisville in 13 meetings.
The freshman erupted for a career-high 27 points, the most by a Kentucky player against the Cardinals since Jodie Meeks scored 28 back in 2009. "It's a testament to what we've been doing in practice", Maxey said.
Richards finished with a double-double, pulling down a game-high 10 rebounds. "Playing well in a game like this is no big stretch for him".
"He came back (from Las Vegas) and worked", Calipari said of Richards. They've covered in just three of eight home dates this season and are fresh off a pair of atrocious shooting performances. And that's what I told the team is that we've got to get the ball (to Richards).
"Proud of him, how he played in foul trouble and he still responded". "Our offense at times wasn't very good to say the least, but we cured the turnover woes from the first half to the second half".
The Bulldogs made their first meeting with the Warhawks a memorable one by limiting the visitors to 11-for-52 shooting through the first 35 minutes to extend the nation's longest non-conference home winning streak to 58 games.
It was Maxey who carried United Kingdom offensively for most of the day.
He finished 9-14 from the field, 4-5 from deep and was named the Bluegrass Sports Commission MVP. He also knocked down five of six free throws.
"We're thrilled to be releasing this bobblehead commemorating Kentucky and Louisville's rivalry", National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar said. "We're coming off of two losses", Sestina said. "You know, he's an explosive scorer", Mack said. "Guys like that don't lose their confidence easily".
Again, Louisville would tie the game with under 40 seconds to play. Precious Achiuwa led the way with 18 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks. Ryan McMahon, one of the Cards' most unsafe perimeter threats, went 1-for-7 and scored only four points.
Butler (12-1) shot just 7-for-25 on 3-pointers, but played stellar defense in holding Louisiana-Monroe (4-7) to 23.3-percent shooting (14-for-60). At that point, with UofL behind 72-70 with 21 seconds to go, the air going out of the balloon.