Skal Labissiere scores 16 as Kentucky beats Boston 82-62

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

Skal Labissiere scored 16 points to lead top-ranked Kentucky to an 82-62 win over Boston University on Tuesday night.

The Wildcats (5-0) used a big second half to overcome the Terriers in their season debut at No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 poll. Kentucky struggled to put Boston University away early but outscored the Terriers 42-29 in the second half.

Labissiere finished 7 of 13 from the field and grabbed seven rebounds. Tyler Ulis added 15 points, and Alex Poythress had 14 points and 10 rebounds off the bench for his second straight double-double.

Jamal Murray scored 12 points and Isaiah Briscoe had 11. Kentucky scored 58 points in the paint.

Boston University (2-3) got 15 points from John Papale.

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