Kentucky breaks its record for most points in an exhibition game plus boxscore, other notes

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  • This was the second of Kentucky’s two exhibition games this season.
  • Kentucky is 57-4 all-time in exhibition contests, including 16-0 under Coach John Calipari, and has won 28 in a row.
    • This was Kentucky’s first exhibition vs. Asbury.
  • Kentucky returns to the court with the season opener on Friday, as the Wildcats play host to Stephen F. Austin. The game is at 7 p.m. and will be televised on the SEC Network.
  • is already 2-0 in regular-season action. The Eagles host Johnson University on Friday.

First-Half Facts

  • Kentucky’s starting lineup featured De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk, Isaiah Briscoe, and Bam Adebayo.
  • got the first basket on a layup by Tyler Smith. Kentucky scored the next eight points and led the rest of the way.
  • Ahead 26-14, had a 12-0 run to make it 38-14.
  • Leading 38-18, closed the half with a 50-7 run, bringing the intermission tally to 88-25.

 Second-Half Story

  • Kentucky eclipsed the century mark with 17:23 remaining when Sacha Killeya-Jones tallied a short jumper in the lane to make it 101-27.
  • broke its record for most points in an exhibition game at the 11:31 mark when a Monk dunk made it 128-32. The previous record came on May 30, 1974 when UK defeated the Gibbsland All-Stars 127-74.
  • The Wildcat scoring record for an official game is 143 points vs. Georgia (in Louisville) on Feb. 27, 1956. surpassed that plateau tonight at the 5:13 mark when Wenyen Gabriel’s layup gave UK its 144th point.

Team Notes  

  • All 14 Wildcats scored, with eight tallying double figures.
  • Had this been an official game, would have set single-game records for points (156), field goals made (66) and blocked shots (19).
  • Fifty-five of ’s 66 baskets were at the rim, including 29 dunks and 26 layups.

Player Notes  

  • Freshman guard De’Aaron Fox led the Wildcats with 25 points.
  • Senior guard had a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds.
  • Additional double-figure scorers were Wenyen Gabriel (16 points), Malik Monk (15), Derek Willis (14), Sacha Killeya-Jones (13), Isaiah Briscoe (11 plus a game-high seven assists) and Tai Wynyard (10).
  • Isaac Humphries had four points and a game-high 12 rebounds.