In the first game with a full capacity crowd allowed at Rupp Arena since 2019, the Kentucky men’s basketball team notched their first win of the season over the Robert Morris Colonials 100-60.
Oscar Tshiebwe’s zeal for rebounding is obvious, to say nothing of his energy.
No. 10 Kentucky fed off both qualities for a resounding 100-60 victory over Robert Morris on Friday night.
Tshiebwe had 20 rebounds and 14 points, and Kellan Grady had 19 points, including four 3-pointers. Daimion Collins went 7 of 8 for 14 points and had a couple of highlight-reel dunks late in the game for Kentucky, while Keion Brooks Jr. and Davion Mintz added 13 points each and TyTy Washington had 10.
Michael Green III had 12 points and Kahliel Spear 10 for Robert Morris.
The Wildcats (1-1) led throughout the game just three days after a 79-71 loss to No. 9 Duke. They thrived in most every phase, shooting 12 of 23 from long range (52%) and 57% overall. Kentucky also owned the glass (43-24) and held the overmatched Colonials (0-2) to just 38% shooting.