No. 1 Kentucky Routs UCLA, 83-42: Box Score

CHICAGO (Sporting Alert) — No. 1 Kentucky jumped all over UCLA early and never let-up in their dominating 83-42 victory over UCLA in the CBS Sports Classic at United Center on Saturday.

The top-ranked Wildcats (12-0) blasted off to a 24-0 run to start the game en rout to a commanding 41-7 lead at halftime.

The seven points scored in the first half was the lowest ever in a half for the Bruins, and the fewest of any half in the last 15 seasons.

Their seven first half points also tied the fewest points tally before the break this season — with Savannah State also held for the same low first half score against Louisville.

Devin Booker connected on 5-for-6 from three-point range to score 19 points off the bench and Aaron Harrison added 15 on 6-for-11 shooting to lead the way for Kentucky, which continues to answer the demands of trying to go undefeated for the season.

The Wildcats have also beaten every opponent by double digits this season.

Isaac Hamilton scored 14 points and Bryce Alford contributed 13 for UCLA (8-4) which was suffering one of its heaviest defeats in program history.

The Bruins came into the game averaging 80.8 points and shooting 45.9 percent from the field, but went just 26.8 percent on FG pct on Saturday as the team suffered back-to-back defeats for the second time this campaign.

UCLA, which was ranked No. 22 earlier this year before falling out of the poll, has now played three games against ranked teams and has dropped all of them.

Next up for Kentucky are the No. 4 Louisville Cardinals at the KFC Yum! Center next Saturday, with UCLA playing the Alabama Crimson Tide at Coleman Coliseum next Sunday.

Official Box Score
UCLA vs Kentucky
12/20/14 2:30 pm at United Center   (Chicago, IL)

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VISITORS: UCLA (8-4)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
5  Looney, Kevon....... f  4-14   0-1    1-2    3  6  9   3   9  1  1  2  1  35
23 Parker, Tony........ c  1-10   0-0    0-2    3  2  5   2   2  0  2  1  3  25
10 Hamilton, Isaac..... g  5-14   2-4    0-0    1  2  3   1  12  3  3  0  1  31
20 Alford, Bryce....... g  5-11   3-6    0-0    0  1  1   1  13  1  2  0  0  37
4  Powell, Norman...... g  1-13   0-5    0-0    1  6  7   1   2  3  4  0  0  31
0  Kazemi, Nick........    0-1    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
1  Bail, Wanaah........    0-1    0-0    0-0    1  2  3   1   0  0  0  0  0   8
13 Brown, David........    1-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   2  0  0  0  0   1
14 Goloman, Gyorgy.....    0-2    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   3
2  Alford, Kory........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  0  1  0  0   2
21 Wulff, Alec.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  1   1
22 Allen, Noah.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   0   0  1  1  0  0   8
40 Welsh, Thomas.......    1-4    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   1   2  0  0  0  0  16
   TEAM................                         9  1 10             1
   Totals..............   18-71   5-16   1-4   20 22 42  10  42  9 15  3  6 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  3-37  8.1%   2nd Half: 15-34 44.1%   Game: 25.4%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  0-9   0.0%   2nd Half:  5-7  71.4%   Game: 31.3%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  1-2  50.0%   2nd Half:  0-2   0.0%   Game: 25.0%    1


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HOME TEAM: Kentucky (12-0)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
12 Towns, Karl-Anthony. f  2-5    0-0    0-0    3  7 10   3   4  0  2  2  0  20
15 Cauley-Stein, Willie f  4-7    0-0    0-0    0  5  5   1   8  0  1  4  2  20
41 Lyles, Trey......... f  3-6    0-1    3-4    3  1  4   1   9  2  1  0  1  21
2  Aaron Harrison...... g  6-11   3-8    0-0    0  2  2   1  15  3  0  0  3  23
5  Andrew Harrison..... g  3-8    2-4    0-0    0  3  3   0   8  8  4  0  0  23
00 Lee, Marcus.........    1-1    0-0    3-6    2  4  6   2   5  0  1  0  0  17
1  Devin Booker........    7-10   5-6    0-0    0  1  1   2  19  0  0  0  0  16
24 Floreal, EJ.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  1  0  1   1
25 Hawkins, Dominique..    0-2    0-2    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   9
3  Tyler Ulis..........    3-5    1-1    0-0    3  4  7   1   7  6  1  0  0  18
32 Long, Brian.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
35 Willis, Derek.......    1-4    1-4    0-0    0  2  2   0   3  0  0  3  0  11
44 Johnson, Dakari.....    2-5    0-0    1-2    0  5  5   2   5  6  1  4  1  20
   TEAM................                         2  1  3
   Totals..............   32-64  12-26   7-12  13 35 48  13  83 25 12 13  8 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 16-35 45.7%   2nd Half: 16-29 55.2%   Game: 50.0%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  6-14 42.9%   2nd Half:  6-12 50.0%   Game: 46.2%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  3-4  75.0%   2nd Half:  4-8  50.0%   Game: 58.3%    2


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Officials: Ed Corbett, Verne Harris, Karl Hess
Technical fouls: UCLA-None. Kentucky-None.
Attendance: 19726
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
UCLA..........................    7   35  -   42
Kentucky......................   41   42  -   83

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