Kentucky dominates Hofstra 96-73 in Brooklyn

12/11/2016 05:11 PM

Kentucky’s second trip to New York this season ended with another big win, as the Wildcats beat Hofstra 96-73.

Hofstra (6-5) kept the game close most of the first half. The Pride came within three points (36-33) with three minutes left, before Kentucky’s offense exploded to end the half on a 12-0 run.

Kentucky would open the second half scoring six straight points as they cruised the rest of the way. Malik Monk led all scorers with 20 points, going 4-10 from the three-point line. Isaiah Briscoe had a very efficient night, scoring 19 points on 8-11 shooting. The sixth ranked Wildcats 51.4% from the field and held Hofstra to only 33.8% shooting.

Kentucky’s rebounding struggles continued, as Hofstra outrebounded Kentucky 45-41. Derek Willis led the Wildcats with eight rebounds in the contest.

Kentucky’s next opponent will be No. 7 North Carolina on Saturday at 5:45 pm. The game will take place in Las Vegas and is part of the Champions Classic.

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

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