No. 18 Kentucky 96, Morehead St. 60

Kastine Evans scored a career-high 23 points and No. 18 Kentucky

used a second-half scoring spree to cruise past Morehead State

96-60 in the season opener for both teams on Friday night.

Down 32-31 at halftime to the Eagles, the Wildcats opened the

second half on a 9-0 run and wouldn’t trail again. Kentucky

extended that early spree to a whopping 36-10 run at one point in

the second frame, and finished the half outscoring Morehead State


Kentucky’s 65 point outburst was the most scored in any half in

team history, as the Wildcats shot 69 percent (20 of 29) in the


A’dia Mathies added 16 points, Keyla Snowden had 15 and Maegan

Conwright chipped in 11 for the Wildcats.

Courtney Lumpkin led the Eagles with 12 points and Ashar Harris

grabbed 20 rebounds.

Kentucky has won eight straight against Morehead State and holds

a 25-4 all-time advantage.