Kentucky overpowers Albany after struggling early

TyTy Jr. is making the most of his increased playing time.

scored 20 points for the second straight game, Keion Brooks Jr. added 17 points and No. 10 beat 86-61 on Monday night for its fourth consecutive victory.

The Wildcats (4-1) led throughout but played at a slower pace than usual in building a 46-35 advantage early in the second half. A few spurts, including an 8-0 run to make it 61-39 with 8:28 remaining, put the game out of reach.

“Well, the biggest thing is you make a couple of shots,” coach  said.

Washington, a freshman guard, went 7 of 14 from the field and 2 of 3 on 3-pointers in a career-high 38 minutes.  had 15 points and seven assists in 39 minutes,  made three 3s for 14 points and  had 14 rebounds and 12 points.

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