Boxscore and Game Notes: Kentucky vs. Transylvania

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  • This was the exhibition opener for both teams.
  • This was the third-consecutive season that and Transylvania played an exhibition game.
  • returns to the court Monday, Nov. 4, as the Wildcats play host to Montevallo. The exhibition game is at 7:00 p.m. EST and will be televised live by Fox Sports South and delayed on the IMG Network.
  • The regular season tips off Fri. Nov. 8 as hosts UNC Asheville at 7 p.m.

First-Half Facts

  • started with the lineup of Aaron Harrison, James Young, Alex Poythress, Julius Randle and Willie Cauley-Stein.
  • The Wildcats made 3-pointers on their first three possessions and six of their first eight from long range.
  • Transylvania never led but kept the deficit in single digits until late in the half.
  • UK’s largest lead was 12 points at 39-27 and the Wildcats went to intermission ahead 41-30.
  • Randle narrowly missed a double-double in the first half, collecting 12 points and nine rebounds.

Second-Half Story

  • scored the first 13 points of the half, sparking the score to 54-30. Transylvania got its first basket at the 14:24 mark.
  • The Wildcats brought the fans to their feet at the 5:07 mark when Dominique Hawkins lobbed to  for an alley-oop dunk.
  • UK outscored the visitors 35-12 in the second half for a final score of 76-42.

Team Notes

  • shot 50 percent from the field, 29 of 58.
  • The Wildcats used their size advantage to dominate the rebounding, 44-29, and points in the paint, 38-6.
  • In official games in the first four seasons under Coach John Calipari, UK is 74-3 when limiting the opponent to 63 or fewer points.

Individual Notes

  • Julius Randle notched a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds.
  •  tallied nine points, five rebounds and a game-high five assists.
  •  scored nine points and added eight rebounds.
  • Willie Cauley-Stein gathered seven points, seven rebounds and a game-high four steals.