No. 3 Kentucky rips Eastern Michigan 81-63

No. 3 Kentucky rips Eastern Michigan 81-63

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LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 27: Dominique Hawkins #25 of the Kentucky Wildcats defends the shot of Jalen Ross #21 of the Eastern Michigan Eagles during the game at Rupp Arena on November 27, 2013 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on November 27, 2013 at 7:45 PM

   LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Aaron Harrison scored 22 points, Willie Cauley-Stein added 15, and third-ranked Kentucky earned its 500th Rupp Arena win by beating Eastern Michigan 81-63 on Wednesday.
 
   Two days after escaping Cleveland State with a late rally, the Wildcats (6-1) was more methodical in improving to 500-62 lifetime in the 37-year-old home named for legendary coach Adolph Rupp. Leading just 35-32 at halftime, Kentucky steadily built it to double digits with 12:52 left and led by as many as 18 with three minutes remaining.
 
   Kentucky controlled the glass, outrebounding the Eagles 52-33 including 19 offensive and scoring 23 second-chance points.
 
   Julius Randle helped with all 14 points and nine of his 10 rebounds coming after halftime in posting his seventh double-double. Cauley-Stein had eight rebounds, Aaron Harrison seven and James Young six.
 
   Kentucky also held EMU (5-1) to 24-of-66 shooting (36 percent) in dealing the Eagles their first loss.

   AP-WF-11-27-13 2329GMT

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