Cats cruise past Transylvania in final exhibition

Nerlens Noel - photo by Walter Cornett |
Nerlens Noel – photo by Walter Cornett |

Julius Mays spurred a 19-4 second-half run with three 3-pointers before leaving with a leg strain, freshman  scored 15 points and No. 3 held to 10 points after intermission for a 74-28 exhibition victory Monday night.

The Wildcats’ high-profile freshmen combined for 42 points with Willie Cauley-Stein getting 12,  10 andAlex Poythress five. Sophomore  added 12 points for Kentucky, which led 27-18 at halftime before turning it into a 46-22 lead with 13 minutes remaining.

Mays, who finished with 14 points, left with 6:06 remaining in the game with the injury. The graduate transfer from went to the locker room for observation before returning to spend the rest of the game on the bench.

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