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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,...
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.

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