College Basketball – UK Continues to impress early with win over KY State

UK rolls over KY State - Photos by Brendon Miller
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Kentucky Men’s Basketball Postgame Notes – Kentucky State at Kentucky – Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky. – Nov. 6, 2015 – Attendance: 21,238

FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 111, Kentucky State 58

 This was the second of Kentucky’s two exhibition games this season.

 Kentucky is 55-4 all-time in exhibition contests and has won 26 in a row, including 14-0 under

Coach John Calipari.

 The regular season tips off Fri. Nov. 13 as UK hosts Albany in the opening game of the Naismith

Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Classic.

First-Half Facts

 Kentucky’s starting lineup featured Tyler Ulis, Isaiah Briscoe, Jamal Murray, Marcus Lee and Skal

Labissiere, the same starters in both exhibitions.

 Kentucky tallied five points in the first minute of the game and the Wildcats never trailed.

 The first Kentucky substitute was Isaac Humphries at the 17:17 mark.

 Leading 17-13, UK went on a 34-7 run and went to halftime ahead 51-20.

 Ulis and Murray were the scoring leaders of the first half with 15 and 14 points, respectively.

Second-Half Story

 Kentucky hit the century mark with 5:05 left in the game on a foul shot by Charles Matthews,

making the score 100-50. UK had over 100 points in both exhibitions.

 Kentucky led by 53 points at the final buzzer, 111-58.

Player Notes

 Skal Labissiere led the Wildcats with 22 points, all coming in the second half, and made 9 of 12

field-goal attempts.  He added nine rebounds.

 Jamal Murray tallied 20 points, including 7-of-7 at the foul stripe.

 Three other Wildcats scored in double figures — Tyler Ulis with 15, Alex Poythress with 13 and

Charles Matthews with 11.

 Marcus Lee led all rebounders with 11 boards and also had nine points.

 Derek Willis came off the bench and assembled six points, nine rebounds and a game-high five