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Sport No. 7 Kentucky starts slowly, rolls past ETSU

05:36  18 november  2017
05:36  18 november  2017 Source:   sportsxchange.com

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ETSU : The Buccaneers started four seniors and initially flexed their experience on Kentucky ’s young lineup. They shot well at first but went cold after starting 7 of 13 from the field. “But at least we got the win and we will enjoy it.” UP NEXT. ETSU hosts Delaware State on Monday night.

ETSU : The Buccaneers started four seniors and initially flexed their experience on Kentucky ’s young lineup. ETSU couldn’t match the Wildcats inside nor slow them on the break. They were outrebounded 40-37 but stayed close most of the night.

Kentucky Wildcats forward PJ Washington (25) shoots the ball against East Tennessee State Buccaneers guard Desonta Bradford (1) and forward David Burrell (2).© Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports Kentucky Wildcats forward PJ Washington (25) shoots the ball against East Tennessee State Buccaneers guard Desonta Bradford (1) and forward David Burrell (2). LEXINGTON, Ky. -- No. 7 Kentucky opened a four-game homestand on Friday night with a 78-61 victory over East Tennessee State.

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Freshman point guard Quade Green enjoyed a career night with 21 points on 9-of-13 shooting. Freshman forward Kevin Knox supported the effort with a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds.

BOX SCORE: KENTUCKY 78, ETSU 61

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The No. 18-ranked Kentucky Wildcats defeated the Ole Miss Rebels 80-64 Tuesday night. After a brief Ole Miss lead mid-way through the first half, Kentucky took a one-point lead into halftime. The Wildcats broke away from the Rebels in the second half, leading by as many as 19 points.

Kentucky (3-1) blew open the game with a 9-0 run to start the second half, pushing the lead to 45-30 with 16 minutes left to play. Knox scored five of the nine points.

The lead grew to as many as 21 points at 67-46 with 6:52 to go.

For the game, Kentucky shot 56.9 percent, including 9 of 16 from 3-point range. But Kentucky had 21 turnovers and converted just 3 of 15 free throws.

East Tennessee State (1-2) got 17 points from freshman center Peter Jurkin, 11 from senior forward David Burrell. The Bucs shots 32.4 percent and had 19 turnovers.

Despite being a 20-point underdog, East Tennessee State took control of the game out of the starting blocks, racing to an 18-8 lead with 11:57 left in the first half.

The Buccaneers built the lead on the strength of an 8-0 run over a two-minute span during which time they hit four of five shots. Devontavius Payne and Jurkin had 3-pointers, Burrell a dunk.

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Kentucky had a 22-12 lead after one quarter and held Samford scoreless over the final 6:05 of the second to go up 41-17 at the half. The Wildcats held the Bulldogs to two field goals in 14 attempts in the second quarter and 27 percent shooting for the half.

That would prove to be Kentucky's lowest point, however, as Green single-handedly shot the Wildcats back into contention. The point guard scored 10 of Kentucky's next 12 points to pull the Wildcats within three points at 23-20, forcing an ETSU timeout with 8:14 left before intermission.

Kentucky finally overtook ETSU for a 26-25 lead on a layup by freshman Hamidou Diallo with 5:23 before halftime. UK led 36-30 at halftime.

NOTES: Kentucky is now 39-8 in games following a loss under coach John Calipari ... For the second time this year, Kentucky's starting lineup was all freshmen ... Calipari is now three wins shy 700 career coaching victories ... East Tennessee State returned only one starter from last year's 27-win team that received a berth in the NCAA Tournament. ... Friday's game was the 300th for Steve Forbes as a head coach. He is now 218-82.

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