Kentucky-Clarion Postgame Notes

Kentucky Men’s Basketball, Clarion at Kentucky
Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky., Oct. 30, 2016
Attendance: 20,099

 

FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 108, Clarion 51

This was the first of Kentucky’s two exhibition games this season.
Kentucky is 56-4 all-time in exhibition contests and has won 27 in a row, including 15-0 under Coach John Calipari
This is the second time that UK has played Clarion in an exhibition. Calipari is a 1982 graduate of the school. 
Kentucky returns to the court next Sunday as the Wildcats play host to Asbury. The game is at 7 p.m. and will be televised on the SEC Network.
The regular season tips off Fri. Nov. 11 as UK hosts Stephen F. Austin.
This was Clarion’s only exhibition game. The Golden Eagles tip off their season Nov. 11 at Fairmont State.

First-Half Facts

Kentucky’s starting lineup featured De’Aaron Fox, Isaiah Briscoe, Wenyen Gabriel, Derek Willis and Bam Adebayo.
Kentucky tallied the first four points of the game and never trailed.
Ahead 28-17, Kentucky closed the half with a 20-5 run for a 48-22 advantage at intermission.

Second-Half Story

Kentucky eclipsed the century mark with 3:39 remaining on a dunk by Adebayo, making the score 101-45. 
Brad Calipari closed the Kentucky scoring with a pair of 3-pointers, giving UK had its largest lead of 57 points at the final buzzer, 108-51.

Player Notes  

Kentucky had balanced scoring with six Wildcats in double figures, including Malik Monk with 15 points, Bam Adebayo and Derek Willis with 13 apiece, De’Aaron Fox and Sacha Killeya-Jones with 12 each and Isaiah Briscoe with 11.
Adebayo had a double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds.
Briscoe also had a double-double with 11 points and 11 assists.  The 11 assists would have been a career high for him had this been an official game.
Senior guard B.J. Andrews led Clarion with 16 points, including four 3-pointers.