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Cats Roll over Lafayette in Home Opener

The Kentucky Wildcats rolled to a 101-49 win in their home opener against overmatched on the strength of seven three pointers by Kyle Wilther and a career high 22 points for Alex Poythress in their home opener.  UK rebounded from a tough loss to Duke on Tuesday night and used a 39-2 run to put the game away. 

Julius Mays added 10 assists as the Wildcats played their second straight game without point guard Ryan Harrow.

The Cats shot nearly 65 % from the field and, in a statistical oddity, shot an idential 20-of-31 from the field in both halves.  UK was lethal from beyond the three-point arc at 11-of-19 for 57.9%.  The full box score his here.

Up next for the Cats is a date with instate rival Morehead State at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

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1. This loss means nothing. UK lost a game on the road in bizarre circumstances vs a very good team. If anything,... fb.me/4rtUJiRSK
Time to put Texas A&M to bed and get tuned up for a high seed in the big dance.
Epic collapse by UK tonight. Still something not right with this team.
Tough loss over the weekend, but the Cats showed heart...they'll be back. fb.me/7EWsEFppx

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