Isiah Briscoe notched his first-career double-double plus boxscore and other game notes

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  • Kentucky moves to 2-0 on the season, with wins in back-to-back nights. NJIT falls to 0-1.
  • This was the first meeting between and NJIT.
  • Kentucky will return to action on Tuesday night against No. 5/4 Duke in the 2015 Champion’s Classic at the United Center in Chicago. The game will tip-off at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be shown live on with Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas and Shannon Spake on the call.

Team Notes

  • With 2,180 all-time wins, Kentucky is the nation’s leader.
  • Calipari has a 637-178 all-time record, including a 192-38 mark at Kentucky.
  • has a 531-64 all-time record at historic Rupp Arena.
    • has won 187 of its last 214 home games.
    • is 103-4 at Rupp Arena under Calipari.
  • The Wildcats have made a 3-pointer in 941 consecutive games, the second-longest streak in the nation.
  • Kentucky opened with the lineup of Skal Labissiere, Marcus Lee, Derek Willis, Jamal Murray and Tyler Ulis.
    • Marked the first-career start for junior Derek Willis.
  • Kentucky outscored NJIT 51-29 in the second half after an eight-point lead at the break, 36-28.
  • won the battle in rebounds 54-23 for a +31 margin.
    • The +31 margin is the largest in the Calipari Era.
    • ’s 54 rebounds ranks fourth in the Calipari Era.
    • Previous high was +30 vs. on Nov. 14, 2014.
  • The Wildcats held NJIT to 6-of-28 shooting from the floor in the second half (.214), and 17-of-55 in the game (.309).

Player Notes

  • Freshman Skal Labissiere had 26 points, five rebounds and a team-leading three blocks in 20 minutes.
    • Scored 18 points in the first half in 13 minutes played. Also had four rebounds and two blocks in the first half.
    • Was a perfect 7-of-7 from the floor and 4-of-4 from the free throw line in the first half.
    • His 18 points in the first half are tied for the second-most points by a player in the first half in the Coach Cal era (Aaron Harrison, 19 vs. Robert Morris on Nov. 17, 2014. also had 18 vs. South Carolina on Feb. 4, 2012).
  • Freshman Isiah Briscoe notched his first-career double-double, scoring 11 points and collecting 12 rebounds.
    • Saturday marked his first-career appearance after missing Friday’s opener with a knee injury.
  • Junior Derek Willis scored 11 points, including 3-of-4 from 3-point range.
    • Has now scored double-digit points in both games this season, a career first.
  • Junior Marcus Lee came within two rebounds of his first-career double-double, scoring 10 points and collecting eight rebounds.
    • Seven of his eight rebounds were offensive boards.