Kentucky pulls away from Boston, 89-65

Devin Booker - photo by Walter Cornett |
– photo by Walter Cornett |

scored 19 points, Devin Booker added 15, and top-ranked shot 59 percent from the field to pull away from for an 89-65 victory Friday night.

Three days after holding No. 5 Kansas to 20 percent shooting, the Wildcats (4-0) followed up with their best offensive game to put away the determined Terriers (1-2). But things were tight for more than a half as BU guard Cedric Hankerson (24 points) kept his team close with five of its nine 3-pointers.

Kentucky ultimately took control by using its significant advantages in depth, size and shooters to dominate the paint (44-16) and bench scoring (39-12). The Wildcats also forced 22 turnovers leading to 28 points.

had 12 points before fouling out late and added 11 for Kentucky, which played without junior forward Alex Poythress because of illness.

Cheddi Mosley added 13 points for Boston.

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