Kyle Wiltjer’s long-range attack leads Kentucky past Lafayette

Kyle Wiltjer - photo by Tammie Brown |
Kyle Wiltjer – photo by Tammie Brown |

 hit seven 3-pointers and scored 23 points,  added a career-high 22 and No. 3 routed 101-49 in its home opener Friday night.

The Wildcats (2-1) shot 65 percent from the field, including 11-of-19 shooting from 3-point range, and Wiltjer set the tone by hitting his first two to open the game. He finished 7 of 11 from behind the arc, including 5 of 8 in the second half.

Poythress followed up his 20-point effort in Tuesday night’s 75-68 loss to No. 9 Duke by hitting nine of 10 shots and grabbing five rebounds. That led a good night for Kentucky’s heralded freshmen class as  added 15 points, Willie Cauley-Stein 14 andArchie Goodwin 13.

Tony Johnson scored 13 points for Lafayette (1-2).

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