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Kentucky vs. Kent State Post-Game Notes




Nov. 28, 2001

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POST-GAME NOTES
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.


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