LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Alex Poythress and Archie Goodwin each scored 22 points and the No. 8 Wildcats ran away from winless LIU-Brooklyn 104-75 on Friday night.
Goodwin added nine rebounds and nine assists. Poythress also had nine rebounds as the Wildcats (4-1) won their third in a row.
Fellow freshman forward Nerlens Noel added 18 points, eight rebounds and five assists for Kentucky. Julius Mays had 15 points and six assists and rookie center Willie Cauley-Stein had 12 for hot-shooting Kentucky, which finished 42 of 62 from the field (68 percent).
The Wildcats outrebounded the Blackbirds 41-24.
But Kentucky had to rally against LIU-Brooklyn (0-4), had a six-point lead midway through the first half. The Blackbirds led 43-40 before the Wildcats closed the half with a 15-0 run.
Julian Boyd and Jamal Olasewere each scored 22 points for the Blackbirds, who shot 42 percent.