Antonio Reeves scores 21 points, No. 16 Kentucky beats Texas A&M Commerce 81-61
Fri, Nov 10, 2023
NCAAB News (AP)
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Antonio Reeves scored 21 points, Tre Mitchell added 18 and No. 16 Kentucky beat Texas A&M Commerce 81-61 on Friday night.
Justin Edwards scored 16 points for the short-handed Wildcats (2-0), while Rob Dillingham had 12 and D.J. Wagner 11. Reeves made five of Kentucky's eight 3-pointers, hitting three in a row to end the first half.
Kalen Williams scored 19 points for Texas A&M Commerce (0-3). Tommie Lewis added 18 and Jerome Brewer had 12.
The Wildcats trailed 19-6, then outscored the Lions 32-11 the rest of the half for a 38-30 lead.
Kentucky was without Adou Thiero because of concussion protocols. Thiero started and scored five points in the opener against New Mexico State.
Texas A&M Commerce: The Lions were overmatched again after opening losses at Texas A&M and Texas Tech.
Kentucky: The challenge will be much tougher Tuesday night when Kentucky faces top-ranked Kansas in the Champions Classic in Chicago. The two powerhouse programs have split four games in the yearly event.
Texas A&M Commerce: At Purdue Fort Wayne on Sunday
Kentucky: Vs. Kansas in the Champions Classic on Tuesday night at Chicago.
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