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Kentucky beats Western Ontario in exhibition, 96-68

WINDSOR, Ontario (AP) - Kentucky won its second exhibition game
in Canada despite having a limited roster.
The Wildcats, with just eight players available Monday night,
still managed to turn up the defensive pressure in a 96-68 victory
over Western (Ontario) University.
Kentucky started its three-day, three-game exhibition tour
without 6-foot-11 forwards Enes Kanter (awaiting NCAA clearance)
and Eloy Vargas (academics). Forward Terrence Jones, a 6-8
freshman, scored four points in the first half of Sunday's opening
win over Windsor but left after seeming to aggravate a shoulder
injury. Without Jones, who was on the bench in street clothes, the
Wildcats had no player taller than 6-7.
The school announced Monday that Jones was taken for an MRI in
Detroit, and he was diagnosed with a stress fracture of a rib,
which was causing the shoulder pain. He is expected to be available
once the Wildcats begin individual workouts in about a month.
Doron Lamb led Kentucky with 24 points, while Darius Miller
added 20 and Brandon Knight had 17 points and 12 assists.
Kentucky used its full-court pressure defense to turn a close
game into a blowout quickly, forcing 27 turnovers.
The Wildcats led by five points with less than 2 minutes
remaining in the first half, then turned it into 23-point lead 7
minutes into the second half.

Final Score Kentucky 96, Western Ontario 68
 This is Kentucky’s first international exhibition tour since August of 1995.
 This is UK’s first ever trip to Canada.
 Kentucky improved to 2-0 on its Canadian tour. The Wildcats defeated Windsor in their
opener 95-62.
 Kentucky will play again tomorrow vs. Windsor at 11:00 a.m. ET. The game will be
televised on the Big Blue Network as well as Fox Sports South and Fox Sports Ohio. The
game will also be streamed live on UKathletics.com.
First-half notes
 The Wildcats started Darius Miller, Brandon Knight, Doron Lamb, DeAndre Liggins and
Josh Harrellson.
 Darius Miller won the opening tip for the Wildcats. Miller has jumped center in both
games for the Cats.
 Josh Harrellson scored the game’s opening points, hitting two free throws.
 Stacey Poole, Jr. was the first Wildcat sub on the evening.
 The Wildcats carried a 48-37 lead into halftime.
 Miller led the Cats in the first frame with 13 points, while Knight dished out seven assists
and Harrellson blocked four shots.
 UK finished the first half shooting 53.1 pct. (17-32); however the UK defense allowed
the Mustangs 48.3 pct. (14-29) from the field.
Second-half notes
 Second half starters for UK were Darius Miller, Brandon Knight, Doron Lamb, DeAndre
Liggins and Josh Harrellson.
 The Wildcats shot 51.5 pct. (17-33) in the second half, while holding the Mustangs to
45.0 pct. (9-20).
 In the two exhibition games the UK defense has yet to yield more than nine field goals in
the second half.
 After committing 10 turnovers in the first half, UK only turned the ball over four times in
the second frame.
Wrap-up notes
 Kentucky had five players score in double digits, led by Doron Lamb’s game-high 24
points. Also scoring in double figures was Darius Miller (20), Brandon Knight (17), Josh
Harrellson (12) and DeAndre Liggins (11).
 Knight finished with 17 points and is averaging 24.0 ppg during the Canadian tour.
 Knight posted a double-double with 17 points to go along with 12 assists.
 Knight also had only three turnovers while dishing out 12 assists. His current
asst/turnover ratio for the two games is 16/3.
 Harrellson blocked six shots and now has 11 total blocks in two games.
 Miller tallied five blocks and has seven in two games.
 The Wildcats are averaging 95.5 ppg in two games, while holding the opposition to 65
points. UK’s average margin of victory in two games is 27.5.
 For the second straight game, UK committed only 14 turnovers, despite their faster paced
 For the second straight game, the Wildcats played all available players.
 The Wildcat dunk totals for the Canadian tour stand at: Jon Hood 3, Darius Miller 3, Josh
Harrellson 1, Brandon Knight 1 and Stacey Poole, Jr. 1.

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