Kentucky downs Eastern Michigan, earns 500th Rupp Arena win

Aaron Harrison - photo by Tammie Brown |
Aaron Harrison – photo by Tammie Brown |

 scored 22 points,  added 15, and third-ranked earned its 500th win by beating Eastern 81-63 on Wednesday.

Two days after escaping with a late rally, the Wildcats (6-1) was more methodical in improving to 500-62 lifetime in the 37-year-old home named for legendary coach Adolph Rupp. Leading just 35-32 at halftime, steadily built it to double digits with 12:52 left and led by as many as 21 with 2:39 remaining.

controlled the glass, outrebounding the Eagles 52-33 including 19 offensive and scoring 23 second-chance points.

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