Alex Poythress posted his third career double-double plus boxscore, other game notes

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  • Kentucky moved to 4-0 on the season. Wright State is now 1-3.
  • This was the first meeting between the schools in men’s basketball.
  • Kentucky returns to action against Boston University on Tuesday, Nov. 24, in Rupp Arena. Game time is 9 p.m. ET and it will be televised on the SEC Network.

Team Notes

  • With 2,182 all-time wins, Kentucky is the nation’s leader in that category.
  • Coach John Calipari has a 639-178 all-time record, including a 194-38 mark at Kentucky.
    • Calipari is 105-4 in Rupp Arena.
  • Kentucky extended a streak of 35 consecutive regular-season wins and 23 straight wins in Rupp Arena.
  • Kentucky is now 119-5 under Calipari when limiting the opponent to 63 or fewer points.
  • Jamal Murray made a 3-pointer at the 18-minute mark of the opening half, extending UK’s steak of games with a made 3-pointer to 943, the second-longest streak in the nation.
  • Kentucky made 26 of 37 foul shots, season highs in both categories.
  • UK shot 53.2 percent from the field, the second time this season the Wildcats have hit at least half their shots.

Game Notes

  • Kentucky started with the lineup of Skal Labissiere, Marcus Lee, Isaiah Briscoe, Jamal Murray and Tyler Ulis for the second game in a row.
  • Kentucky held Wright State scoreless for the first three minutes of the game while building a 5-0 lead it never relinquished.
  • UK went to halftime ahead 39-26, with Ulis’ 10 points leading the way in the opening stanza.
  • Wright State got no closer than 10 points in the second half as the Wildcats worked their way to a 78-63 win.

Player Notes

  • Sophomore Tyler Ulis led all scorers with 21 points, a career high.
    • It was his second consecutive game to set his personal scoring best after notching 18 points against Duke.
    • Ulis also had a game-high five assists.
  • Senior Alex Poythress posted 10 points and 10 rebounds, his third career double-double.
  • Freshman Isaiah Briscoe followed Ulis with 15 points and has scored in double figures in all three games he’s played this year.
  • Freshmen Jamal Murray and Skal Labissiere each had 13 points. Murray hit a perfect 10-of-10 at the foul line.
  • Junior Marcus Lee claimed seven rebounds and has at least seven boards in every game this season. Lee is averaging one rebound for every 2.8 minutes played this season.

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