Kentucky-Kentucky State Postgame Notes
KENTUCKY MEN’S BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES
RUPP ARENA AT CENTRAL BANK CENTER | LEXINGTON, KY.
NOV. 3, 2022
Final Score: No. 4/4 Kentucky 111, Kentucky State 53
Team Records and Series Notes
- UK improved to 146-12 all-time in exhibition games, including 3-0 vs. Kentucky State.
- Kentucky has won its last 25 exhibition games dating back to Nov. 2, 2014, vs. Pikeville.
- The last loss was Aug. 17, 2014, vs. the Dominican Republic in the final game of the 2014 Big Blue Bahamas exhibition tour.
- The Wildcats begin the 2022-23 regular season on Monday, at home against Howard. Game time is 6:30 p.m. and it will be televised on the SEC Network.
- Kentucky limited KSU to 53 points as the Thorobreds shot 28.2% from the field (20 of 71).
- After losing the battle of the boards in the first exhibition against Missouri Western, the Wildcats (literally) rebounded with a 57-38 margin on the glass tonight.
- The rebounding advantage led to a 22-3 differential in second-chance points.
- UK’s 20-10 advantage in turnovers led to a 26-2 advantage in points off turnovers.
- Had this been a regular-season game, UK’s 111 points were the most since a 115-69 win over Arizona State on Nov. 28, 2016.
- UK made half of its shots tonight, 38 of 76, and the Wildcats were 46.2 percent from long range (12 of 26).
- Six Wildcats scored in double figures.
- Antonio Reeves led the way with 23 points, including 5 of 10 from long range.
- Jacob Toppin tallied 21 points, including 7 of 7 at the charity stripe, and had six rebounds.
- Freshman Chris Livingston contributed 14 points, making 6 of 7 from the field.
- CJ Fredrick had 14 points and a game-high six assists.
- Freshman Cason Wallace had 12 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals.
- Lance Ware nearly had a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds, adding three steals and three blocked shots.
- Freshman Ugonna Onyenso led all rebounders with 11 boards while blocking four shots and scoring four points.
Coach John Calipari
- UK is 43-1 in exhibition play under John Calipari.
- Calipari will enter the season with an 810-241 all-time regular-season record and a 365-101 mark at Kentucky.
In the First Half
- Kentucky started Cason Wallace, CJ Fredrick, Chris Livingston, Jacob Toppin and Lance Ware.
- Ugonna Onyenso and Antonio Reeves were UK’s first substitutions at 13:35.
- Tied at five, UK took control with a 14-0 run, and after a KSU basket, an 11-0 spurt for a 30-7 lead.
- The largest run of the game, a 17-point outburst, extended the advantage to 49-14.
- Kentucky went to halftime with a 61-25 lead. Had this been a countable game, it would have been the most points for the Wildcats in a first half since opening with 63 at Vanderbilt on Feb. 7, 1996.
In the Second Half
- Kentucky began the second half with Wallace, Fredrick, Livingston, Toppin and Ware.
- A 9-0 start made the count 70-25.
- Kentucky hit the century mark on a Toppin free throw with 3:11 left.
- Kentucky marked its largest lead at 58 points at 110-52 and the final score of 111-53.