No. 3 Kentucky rolls past Lafayette in home opener

No. 3 Kentucky rolls past Lafayette in home opener

Credit: AP

Kentucky's Kyle Wiltjer (33) looks for an opening on Lafayette's Alan Flannigan (22) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on November 16, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 16 at 11:02 PM

   LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kyle Wiltjer hit seven 3-pointers and scored 23 points, Alex Poythress added a career-high 22 and No. 3 Kentucky routed Lafayette 101-49 in its home opener Friday night.
 
   The Wildcats (2-1) shot 65 percent from the field, including 11-of-19 shooting from 3-point range, and Wiltjer set the tone by hitting his first two to open the game. He finished 7 of 11 from behind the arc, including 5 of 8 in the second half.
 
   Poythress followed up his 20-point effort in Tuesday night's 75-68 loss to No. 9 Duke by hitting nine of 10 shots and grabbing five rebounds. That led a good night for Kentucky's heralded freshmen class as Nerlens Noel added 15 points, Willie Cauley-Stein 14 and Archie Goodwin 13.
 
   Tony Johnson scored 13 points for Lafayette (1-2).
 

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