Kentucky defeated Monmouth 90-44 inside Rupp Arena.

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Game notes

ATTENDANCE: 18,680

Final Score: No. 10/9 Kentucky 90, Monmouth 44

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 6-1 on the season, winning its sixth in a row, all by double digits. Monmouth is 0-8.   
  • UK is now 2-0 vs. Monmouth, with this being the first time the teams have played in Lexington. 
  • Next for Kentucky: the Wildcats conclude the seven-game home stand Saturday against UNC Greensboro. That game is slated for a 1 p.m. tip on ESPN2.

In the First Half

  • Kentucky started Immanuel Quickley, Tyler Herro, Keldon Johnson, Reid Travis and PJ Washington for the third time this season. This lineup is now 3-0.
  • Tied at six, Herro scored eight straight points, sparking an 11-0 run.  
  • After Monmouth narrowed the gap to 22-18, UK took control for good with a 10-0 spurt for a 32-18 advantage. 
  • UK ended the half on a 5-0 run and took 44-22 lead into the locker room.
  • All nine Wildcats who played in the first half also hit the scoring column, led by 12 from Herro.
  • With Monmouth playing a lot of zone in the first half, UK hit six 3-point shots. 

In the Second Half

  • Kentucky opened the second stanza with Johnson, Quickley, Herro, Travis and EJ Montgomery.
  • Ahead 50-26, a 10-0 run made it 60-26. 
  • UK added an 11-0 run to make the score 82-37. 
  • Moments later, UK pushed the lead to 47 points at 86-39. It is UK’s largest lead of the season. 

Team Notes

  • Kentucky allowed 44 points tonight, a season best for the Wildcats.
    • UK is 64-0 under Calipari when limiting the opponent to 55 or fewer points. 
  • Monmouth’s 27.6 shooting percent is also a season best for the UK defense. 
  • Kentucky won the rebounding 40-25, the sixth straight game winning the glass.  
    • UK has a plus-16.9 rebound margin through the first six games of the season. 
  • Kentucky blocked five shots tonight. UK has rejected at least five opponent shots in every game this season.
  • Offensively, UK hit the 90-point mark for the third time this season.
  • UK had season highs by making 56.6 percent from the field and 87 percent at the foul line. 
  • UK’s 10 3-pointers made also is a season best. 
  • The win marked the 49th consecutive home win over an unranked Associated Press poll nonconference opponent.
    • UK is now 229-38 under John Calipari against unranked competition.
  • UK is now 9-5 as a No. 10-ranked team under Calipari. 
  • UK improved to 239-5 (.980) under Calipari when leading by at least 10 points at any point in the game. 


Player Notes  

  • Tyler Herro led a balanced attack with 16 points and shared game-high rebounding honors (with PJ Washington) with eight boards. 
    • Herro also had five steals, tying his season best. 
  • Keldon Johnson followed with 15 points, his sixth double-figure game of the season.
  • Quade Green tallied 14 points, featuring a career-high four 3-pointers.  
  • Reid Travis scored 13 points and added six rebounds.
  • PJ Washington scored eight points and matched it with eight rebounds, tying Herro for game-high rebounding. 

Calipari

  • Calipari is now 281-65 at UK, including 61-6 in the month of November. 
  • Calipari has a 726-205 all-time on-court record.
  • He is now 16 wins away from tying Joe B. Hall for the most victories by a UK head coach in program history. 

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