Kentucky overwhelms Kentucky State in exhibition, 111-58

Skal Labissiere - photo by Walter Cornett
Skal Labissiere – photo by Walter Cornett

Freshman scored 22 points to lead No. 2 to a 111-58 victory over in an exhibition game on Friday night.

Labissiere, who grabbed nine rebounds, did all his scoring in the second half and finished 9 of 12 from the field.

Jamal Murray had 20 points for the Wildcats, while scored 15, Alex Poythress 13 and 11. Ulis and Murray combined for 29 points in the first half.

Malcolm Smith led State with 14 points.

It was the final exhibition game for Kentucky, which opens the season against on Friday.

paid tribute to police officer Daniel Ellis on the board before the national anthem. Ellis died Friday at UK Hospital after being shot during a robbery investigation Wednesday in Richmond.