It is game three of the Kentucky Wildcat Basketball season and Kentucky is back in the friendly confines of Rupp Arena to face the Lafayette Leopards of the Patriot League. Kentucky is coming off a 75-68 loss to Duke on Tuesday night and will once again be without the services of PG Ryan Harrow. The game is on the Fox South network, but since a lot of you do not get that, I will be providing live score updates and keeping you up to date.
And that’s a wrap. UK defeats Lafayette 101-49
And a Twany Beckham layup gives UK 101 points
UK 10.16 from FT line tonight
Cats still diving for loose balls with under 2 minutes left. Love this teams’ hustle. This team is poised for greatness if they can stay healthy.
Kyle Wiltjer leaving the game after going 8/16 from field and has 23 points, made 7 threes.
Rupp Arena is errupting after another wiltjer three makes it 93-41 C A T S CATS CATS CATS!!!
And a Wiltjer three followed by a Goodwin steal/dunk now has Cats up 87-41. Make that a 23-2 run
Despite already having a big lead, Cats in midst of an 18-2 run and lead 82-41
Poythress is unstoppable right now. Soars in again for an offensive board, put-back, and the foul.Cats lead 77-41
Noel has 13 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals
Poythress leading the way in scoring with 14 on 6/7 shooting
Kentucky up 64-39 on Lafayette with 11:54 left
Noel has 11 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
15:44 2h: UK 55, Lafayette 35. Goodwin called for charge on monster jam as Lafayette defender flops.
Cats up 55-33 with 16:39 remaining after dunk by Goodwin on fastbreak.
Noel has 9 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block at the half. Mays has 5 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, 0 turnovers.
Alex Poythress leads the way with 12 points on 5-of-5 shooting.
Kentucky 51, Lafayette 31 halftime. Cats shoot 64.5 percent in half
Through 15 minutes, Cats have just 2 turnovers and lead 44-24
Laf. gets back-to-back layups but its still 39-21 in favor of Big Blue Nation
UK 15 of 21 and now leads 37-16.
And Julius Mays steals a loose ball and call a TO. Cats are playing like its an NCAA Tournament game.
UK leading 31-12 after a pair of Poythrees FTs
24-12 Cats after Poythress layup. Cats now 10-13 from the field.
Cats are red hot tonight. 5/5 from three and 9/12 from field
Another 3, this time from
goodwin makes it 5-5 from deep as
cats build 22-10 lead
Cats Cats 6-of-7 from the field, including 3-of-3 on three-pointers
15-10 after Poythress bank shot
13-10 UK. wiltjer 3/3 from three so far.
Kyle Wiltjer opens the game with back-to-back 3-pointers…UK up 6-5 early.
No signs of Ryan Harrow on the Kentucky bench for this Lafayette game.
Players going through introductions. Should tip off within minutes.
Good to see he’ll play. Hate seeing kids get taken advantage of by adults and have to pay the penalty.
Report: Shabazz Muhammad has been cleared by the NCAA. He will miss a total of 3 games and will repay $1,600. Release – http://bit.ly/PZQABT
Good evening folks, and welcome to another edition of the greatest basketball program there is, as your University of Kentucky wildcats take on Lafayette as they look to win their home opener in front of a packed Rupp Arena crowd.