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Cats Roll Past Marshall 118-82

In a game in which the Marshall Thundering Herd had virtually no chance, Kentucky came out swinging early.

As Kentucky got off to an early start, you can point to a loaded and young backcourt once again getting points in transition in a VERY fun, fast paced game. According to Corey Price, Kentucky scored their 4th highest number of points EVER in the program's history in the 1st half (69).

Kentucky shot 26-40 from the field in the first half, as well as 8-11 from deep. Kentucky was elite at all levels including defense where they recorded 6 steals and 4 blocks in the first 20 minutes of play. The Cats didn't let their foot off the pedal in the second half, shooting 19-34 from the field accompanied by a 9-18 performance from the perimeter.

It's hard to argue against utter domination when looking at the statistics tonight. Kentucky finished the game with 22 points scored off turnovers, 48 points scored in the paint, 16 fast break points and 33 points scored from the bench. Kentucky held Marshall to just 29 made baskets out of 69 attempts (42%), as well as 9-26 (34.6%) as a team from behind the arc.

Tonight was the Joey Hart game, folks. Kentucky needed a bucket desperately to break John Calipari's single-game scoring record at Kentucky, and luckily for the Cats, Joey Hart was in the game. With under a minute to go, the Linton, Indiana native hit this shot:

Joey Hart had a Gatorade shower in the locker room, and after the media had a conversation with freshman guard Robert Dillingham, we learned not to be surprised. "Joey can shoot the ball, I'm not going to lie. He's on my team every day in practice so when we go five-on-five, Joey slides to the corner and he knocks it down every time."

Speaking of Robert Dillingham, the guard finished with 16 points while shooting an incredible 7-8 from the field, 8 assists and 5 rebounds. Admittedly, Dillingham has not always been a stat-filler: "Before that, you'll never hear Rob not taking no shots." After a laugh from Dillingham and media, the OTE alum finished by saying he just shoots when he's open, and if not, he will try and make a play. Until next time, DILLY DILLY!

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