After 263 days basketball is upon us, #10 Kentucky hosts in state Morehead State in the first game of the Bluegrass Showcase. Isaiah Jackson gets Kentucky on the board first, MSU follows suit to tie the game up. Cam’Ron Fletcher with back to back points for the Cats and Olivier Sarr with his first points of the game, Kentucky is up 8-4. Cats on a 13-2 run and Davion Mintz with a 3 pointer of the season, the Cats lead 15-4. Morehead State finally scoring after a drought, but the Cats still leads 17-6. It has been all Kentucky here in the first half as Dontaie Allen has finally played for Kentucky as he sat out last season; he has a basket, three pointer, and free throw. Kentucky will go into halftime with a 45-26 lead over Morehead State.
Morehead State scores first in the second half, Devin Askew with a 3 pointer for the Cats, the lead now 20, Kentucky 48-28. Cats extend the lead after several baskets and 3 pointers, the lead 61-35, MSU with a 3 pointer. Davion Mintz at the line for two, he makes both, the advantage 30, but that is cut to 28, after a basket by MSU. Kentucky will defeat the Eagles 81-45.
Final #10 Kentucky 81, Morehead State 45
Kentucky moves to 1-0 and will play Richmond this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. The game between Detroit Mercy and Kentucky was cancelled due to COVID