Nov. 28, 2001
Box Score |
Firstar Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
KENTUCKY 82, KENT STATE 68
Kentucky is now 3-1 overall, Kent State is 3-2
Kentucky is now 6-1 all-time in the Firstar Center, which also has been known as Riverfront Coliseum and The Crown.
Key run: ahead 37-35 at halftime, Kentucky opened the second half with a 19-8 run for a 56-43 lead. UK led by at least eight points the remainder of the game.
Key stat: UK won the rebounding battle, 43-26. That led to a 25-5 advantage in second chance points.
Key stat: UK committed only four turnovers in the decisive second half.
Tayshaun Prince had the 100th blocked shot of his career tonight. He is the ninth player in UK history to reach 100 blocks. Prince made two three-point shots, giving him 148 three-pointers in his career, moving him into a tie for eighth on the UK career list. Prince totaled 17 points, remaining in 26th place on the UK career scoring list with 1,276 points.
Keith Bogans had 19 points tonight, giving him 1,057 in his career. He advanced one slot on the UK career scoring list and is now in 44th place.
Marquis Estill tied his career highs with 11 field goal attempts, two assists, and four blocked shots.
Cliff Hawkins netted a career-high 12 points. His two three-pointers are a career high, and he tied his career best for field goals made (five) and three-pointers attempted (two). He had a game-high six assists, one short of his career high.
Kentucky has no games this weekend, then returns to action on Wed. Dec. 5, playing host to Virginia Military at 7:30 p.m. in Rupp Arena. The game will be televised on a delayed basis on the UKTV Network.