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Kentucky limited KSU to 29.7 percent from the field plus Boxscore and Other Game Notes

Kentucky limited Kentucky State to 29.7 percent from the field, 29 of 64, as the Wildcats rolled to a 99-53 win in exhibition


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NOVEMBER 2, 2023

Final Score: No. 16 Kentucky 99, 53

Team Records and Series Notes

  • improved to 152-12 all-time in exhibition games, including 4-0 vs. Kentucky State.
  • The Wildcats are 6-0 in exhibitions this season, including the GLOBL JAM championship in July.
  • UK has won its last 31 exhibition games dating back to a win vs. Pikeville on Nov. 2, 2014.
  • The Wildcats open the regular season Monday, Nov. 6, at home vs. New Mexico State. Game time is 8 p.m. and it will be televised on the SEC Network.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky limited KSU to 29.7 percent from the field, 29 of 64.
  • UK won the rebounding, 46-33.
  • Kentucky did not commit its first turnover until 11 minutes remained in the game, finishing with six miscues.
  • The Wildcats had 25 assists on 37 made baskets.
  • UK shot 56.1% from the field, 37 of 66, and connected on 40% from long range, 10 of 25.
  • All five starters scored in double figures.

Player Notes  

  • notched a double-double with 15 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. He added four assists, three steals and two blocked shots.
  • led all scorers with 20 points, including four 3-pointers, and had four assists.
  • had 17 points and nine rebounds.
  • had 13 points with eight boards. The 13 points would be a career high if this had been an official game.
  • DJ Wagner had 12 points and a game-high seven assists. 


  • UK is 49-1 in exhibition play under John Calipari.
  • Calipari will enter the season with an 832-253 all-time on-court record and a 365-101 mark at Kentucky.

In the First Half

  • Kentucky started J. Wagner, Antonio Reeves, Justin Edwards, Adou Thiero and Tre Mitchell.  
  • Rob Dillingham was UK's first substitution at the 15:50 mark.
  • Tied at 6, UK took the lead on a Mitchell dunk with 17:24 remaining and never trailed again.
  • Kentucky had a pair of 13-0 runs in the half and led 50-20 at halftime. 
  • Wagner and Edwards led UK with 12 and 10 points, respectively. 

In the Second Half

  • Kentucky opened with the starting lineup.
  • Kentucky had a 15-0 spurt early in the second half.
  • UK led by as many as 54 points at 97-43.  

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