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Kentucky Cruises Past North Florida

The Kentucky Wildcats got back on track last night as they returned to Rupp Arena and stomped the North Florida Ospreys, 96-56.

got off to a slow start in Sunday's loss at No. 2 Gonzaga. The Cats had no such problems on Wednesday.

After hitting just 25 percent of its first-half shots, and no three pointers in the first 20 minutes on Sunday, the Cats were much the opposite on Wednesday. hit 22 of 41 (53.7 percent) of its shots in the first half, including seven of 15 (46.7 percent) from behind the arc.

Kentucky would go on to an easy 96-56 victory on Wednesday, moving to 4-2 on the season.

The spark came from , who responded in a big way to getting his first start of the season. In the first half alone, the Chicago native hit seven of nine from the floor, including four of five from behind the arc, on his way to 18 points. Reeves sparked the Cats to a 54-23 advantage at the break, marking the most points UK has scored in the first half this season.

Reeves, one might say, was in the zone in the first half.

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23 33 56
Kentucky 54 42 96


FG% 34.50% 47.90%
3-Pt FG% 28.57% 37.50%
FT% 47.60% 81.00%
TREB 35 50
TO 16 7
STL 5 7

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