Kentucky overpowers Montana State 86-28

Devin Booker - photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com
Devin Booker – photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com

 scored a career-best 18 points,  added 14 and No. 1 held scoreless for several stretches Sunday night to race to an 86-28 victory.

A game in which the Wildcats (5-0) finished just 29 of 67 from the field (43 percent) was offset by a defensive effort that forced the overmatched Bobcats (0-4) into 21 turnovers and held them to 20 percent shooting. Opportunities were hard all night for Montana State, which went scoreless for nearly five minutes in the first half and scored its first second-half points with 9:36 remaining to make it 65-13.

Joey Frenchwood’s seven points led the Bobcats.

Booker’s second straight double-digit game helped regroup from an 0 for 10 shooting start as the 6-foot-6 freshman guard scored 12 first-half points including a pair of 3-pointers. He had 15 in Friday night’s win over Boston University.

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