Boxscore and Game Notes: Kentucky vs. Morehouse

 
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First-Half Facts

  • Kentucky used the lineup of Marquis Teague, Darius Miller, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, and Anthony Davis.
  • In contrast to the Transylvania game, in which the Pioneers took an early lead, Kentucky came out hot. The Wildcats jumped out to a 10-0 lead in less than two minutes (18:21 on the clock).
  • got its first basket on a jumper by Andrae Nelson with 17:31 remaining.
  • Ahead 18-4, Kentucky went on a 16-0 run for a 34-4 lead, putting the Wildcats up by 30 points with barely seven minutes gone (12:54).
  • Ahead 34-6, added a 29-0 run for a 63-6 advantage.
  • finished the half with a 74-13 lead as the Wildcats shot 75 percent (27 of 36) from the field.
  • ’s starters didn’t miss a field goal attempt in the first half, combining to make 24 of 24.

 

Second-Half Story

  • Kentucky hit the 100-point mark, making the score 100-28, with 11:29 left in the game.
  • Kentucky led by as many as 89 points (123-34) before finishing with the 125-40 win.

 

Team Notes

  • Kentucky tied the school record for most points in a preseason exhibition game. also scored 125 points in a 125-62 win over Chile on Nov. 29, 1972. (Note: the UK record for most points in any exhibition game was a 127-74 win over the Gippsland All-Stars on May 30, 1974.)
  • This game set a Kentucky record for largest margin of victory in an exhibition game (85 points). The previous record was 71 points, a 119-48 win over China in 1982.
  • Kentucky had seven players score in double figures.
  • Kentucky shot 72.7 percent from the field, making 75 percent in the first half and 70 percent in the second half.
  • Kentucky starters made 31 of 34 field-goal attempts (91.2 percent).
  • Tonight’s game didn’t count, of course, but Kentucky will enter the season with a 34-game home winning streak, including 33-0 in Rupp Arena under Coach John Calipari.

 

Individual Notes

  • led all scorers with 26 points.
  • enjoyed a perfect night from the field, making 9 of 9 field goals en route to 22 points. He added six steals and four assists.
  • also had a perfect night from the field, making 8 of 8 field goals while finishing with 21 points. He also had four steals, four blocked shots and three assists.
  • had 12 points and led all players with seven assists.