Follow this page for live updates of the Cats’ matchup against Eastern Kentucky in Rupp Arena. Starting for UK are Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, Karl Anthony-Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein and Alex Poythress. The Eastern Kentucky lineup consists of guard Corey Walden, guard Issac McGloine, guard Timmy Knipp, guard Ja’Mill Powell and forward Deverin Muff. Muff is EKU’s tallest player at 6-foot-8.
Timeout on the floor (15:40). Despite a routinely sloppy start, the Cats lead EKU 9-2. Towns has five of UK’s nine.
Towns gets a takeaway, then a lob from Aaron Harrison for an and-one dunk on the other end. Leads all scorers with 10. (UK leads 20-10)
Lyles was set to come in for Poythress until he hit the deck for a loose ball and a tie-up. Cal called Lyles back to the bench. (24-12 with 8:30 remaining)
Second platoon reenters the game without Hawkins. Andrew Harrison stays in.
With 7:21 to go in the first half. Towns leads all scorers with 12. Andrew Harrison has 5 assists. Should be 6
After going a combined 0-7 from 3-point range against Texas, Devin Booker and Aaron Harrison begin the night 0-5 from three (Booker 0-4).
Cats maintain their lead at 34-14 (3:20)
At halftime UK leads EKU 41-14. Karl-Anthony Towns still leads with 12.
UK failed to make a 3-pointer in the half. That meas the Cats have made one 3-pointer in their last three halves of basketball.
EKU opens the second half with a quick five points (all by senior Timmy Knipp). UK leads 41-19
With most of UK’s jump shooters going cold tonight, Lyles is having a nice 4-6 shooting night so far. Already into double digits.
Timeout on the floor (15:42). UK leads EKU 44-21.
Aaron Harrison grab UK’s 6th steal of the contest for a break-away dunk. The Cats’ lead grows to 27 as the second platoon returns.
Marcus Lee gets assessed a flagrant 1 foul for a takedown of EKU’s Knipp, who was going up for a one-handed dunk. UK leads 56-33 with 9:22 remaining in the game.
The Cats have only scored 24 points in the second half, but still lead EKU 65-41.
With 2:53 left in the game, Aaron Harrison makes his first three since the Providence game.
FINAL: UK 82, EKU 49