LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky trailed in Tuesday night's SEC home opener against Texas A&M. The Aggies hit a three to start the scoring, then spent much of the rest of Tuesday night watching the home team run and dunk and blow them out 100-58.
Four of the last six games between the Wildcats and Aggies had needed extra time to decide a winner. UK left no doubt in this one, using a 15-0 run after that early three, racing to a 50-27 lead at halftime and expanding it after the break. The Wildcats converted 15 first half turnovers into 21 points.
Malik Monk had an efficient 26 points in 24 minutes on 8-of-11 shooting (5-of-7 3's). Freshman running mate De'Aaron Fox filled up the stat sheet with 15 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds. Isaiah Briscoe added 13 points and 7 assists, while Bam Adebayo also was in double figures with 10.
Kentucky (12-2, 2-0) hosts Arkansas Saturday at 8:30 at Rupp Arena. Texas A&M (8-5, 0-2) visits South Carolina Saturday.
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