Kentucky defeats scrappy Wright State, moves to 4-0
Kentucky outlasted Wright State, 78-63, at Rupp Arena to move to 4-0 on Friday night. Catch up on the action below.
The turning point: Wright State refused to slip out of the game quietly, but a fast break assist from sophomore Tyler Ulis to freshman Isaiah Briscoe made it 76-61 with just under 90 seconds to play, effectively sending the Raiders packing.
MVP: Ulis. For the second game in a row, the floor general operated at close to maximum efficiency. He finished with a season-high 21 points, five assists, two rebounds and two steals against two turnovers. Perhaps his biggest bucket was a 30-footer he drained to beat the shot clock in the second half.
Memorable moment: The game got a bit chippy in the second frame, with things coming to a head at the 9:25 mark when both teams were assessed a technical foul following a smattering of verbal exchanges.
Cleaning up the glass: Junior guard Dominique Hawkins missed the game with an undisclosed illness … Freshman post man Isaac Humphries sat out with a left foot injury. He is day-to-day, and was wearing a grey medical boot on the team bench … Ulis, Briscoe, Jamal Murray, Marcus Lee and Skal Labissiere comprised the starting lineup for the second game in a row … Mychal Mulder saw some action, his first since last week.
Next up: No. 2 Kentucky vs. Boston University on Tues., Nov. 24 at Rupp Arena (9 p.m. ET, SEC Network)