[LEX 18] — Kentucky State scored first but it was all Wildcats after that. Kentucky defeated the Thoroughbreds 111 to 53 in the second exhibition of the season. Antonio Reeves led all scorers with 23 points, Jacob Toppin had 21 and six Wildcats scored in double figures.
The three-point shot was a difference maker in the game. Kentucky shot over 46% from behind the arc (12-26), CJ Fredrick was hot early and made 3 in the first half and it was Antonio Reeves who knocked them down late he finished 5-10 on the night.
Reigning National Player of the Year Oscar Tshiebwe again did not play, he had said at media day the plan all along was for him to miss the exhibitions and be ready to play in time for Monday's opener against Howard. Sahvir Wheeler also sat this one out, he is dealing with a "short term" knee injury according to Coach Calipari.
Daimion Collins also did not play tonight after the recent passing of his father Ben Collins, there was a moment of silence held pregame for the Collins family.