By Jamie H. Vaught
Kentucky used its balanced scoring attack -- six players with double-figures -- to whip Illinois-Chicago 107-73 before a Sunday night crowd of 20,212 at Rupp Arena.
The Wildcats, who hit 66.7 percent of their shots, were led by Kevin Knox with a game-high 25 points, including 7 of 10 free throws. Following Knox are Hamidou Diallo and PJ Washington with 19 and 17 points, respectively.
UK, which improved to 6-1, had a total of 22 assists in an impressive show of team unity. UK's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (pictured) had a team-leading six assists along with 14 points.
In the free throw shooting department, UK hit 19 of 28 shots for 67.9 percent.
Kentucky defense forced UIC to 21 turnovers and held the visitors to a 40.6-percent shooting percentage. The Wildcats, however, barely outrebounded the Flames 37-33 with UIC grabbing 15 offensive rebounds.
UK will host Harvard in a 3:30 p.m. matchup on Saturday, Dec. 2. ESPN will televise the game.
Photo by Jamie H. Vaught