Kentucky has no trouble with Duquesne in 93-59 rout

De'Aaron Fox - photo by Walter Cornett
De’Aaron Fox – photo by Walter Cornett

De’Aaron Fox scored 16 points, added 14 and No. 2 took a step toward the nation’s top ranking by rolling past 93-59 on Sunday night.

Five days after beating No. 13 in New York, the Wildcats (4-0) made their case toward supplanting for No. 1 when The Associated Press’ Top 25 is announced Monday. The first of several scheduled late-evening starts didn’t affect Kentucky as it won by its biggest margin this season.

The Wildcats controlled Duquesne (2-3) on both ends, holding the Dukes to a season-low 30 percent shooting while making 35 of 76 attempts (46 percent).

Isaiah Briscoe and each had 13 points and had 12 with eight rebounds for Kentucky, which outrebounded Duquesne 49-32 to win its second game of the Bluegrass Showcase.

Emile Blackman’s 13 points led the Dukes, who lost their third in four games.