No. 2 Kentucky beats Morehouse 125-40
Terrence Jones scored 22 points for No. 2 Kentucky and the Wildcats' five starters made their first 26 shots to lead the Wildcats to a 125-40 exhibition victory over Division II Morehouse on Monday night.
The Wildcats went on separate runs of 10-0, 16-0 and 29-0 while forcing Morehouse into 18 first-half turnovers to take a 74-13 lead at halftime.
In one sequence, Marquis Teague flipped the ball off the backboard across the rim to Jones for a dunk. Kentucky followed moments later with four straight 3-pointers before coach John Calipari pulled most of his starters, who received a standing ovation.
Kentucky's largest margin of victory in a game that counted is 77 against Georgia in 1956. The Wildcats open their season on Friday night against Marist.
Freshman Kyle Wiltjer scored 26 points, Anthony Davis 21, Doron Lamb 12, Teague 12, Darius Miller 11 and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 11 for the Wildcats. Eloy Vargas led Kentucky with 12 rebounds.
The Wildcats, who shot 73 percent from the field, turned 26 Morehouse turnovers into 49 points and outscored the Maroon Tigers 33-0 on fastbreak opportunities. Daniyal Faquir led Morehouse with 11 points.