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UK Destroys Penn State

Kentucky blasted Penn State 85-47 in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off tournament in Connecticut. Doron Lamb led another balanced UK attacks with 26 points.

Probably the most surprising, and welcome, signed for UK, was the emergence of freshman Kyle Wiltjer who dropped 19 points and also demonstrated a complete game, showing his ability to see the floor and distribute the ball from in the paint.

Terrence Jones chipped in a stat sheet stuffer game with 15 points, nine rebounds and five assists.  

Coach John Calipari made some comments to reporters after the game that really sum up the talent level of this team.

"Anthony Davis' line, six rebounds, three points and three blocks, and it ain't close, he's the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft," Calipari said. "It doesn't matter. Just play because the next game he may go for 25. Today Doron went for (26). So it doesn't matter. Play."

Kentucky was once again vicious on defense, which contributed to repeated fast breaks and easy layups and dunks. The Nittany Lions shot 27 percent from the field, 16 percent in the first half.

The Wildcats will play Old Dominion for the championship of this preseason tourney.

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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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