Morning Newsletter

Fast break: quick summary of Kentucky's 88-40 win over Radford

Talking points

Kentucky opened the season beating Marist by 50. Radford lost by 13 to Marist Saturday. So you knew this should be a blowout. It was even less interesting than expected. Kentucky was not sharp early, and it was still never a contest. Kentucky jumped out to a 14-0 lead, and it was 45-14 by the half. Radford had nine turnovers and three field goals in the first half. Radford missed 20 three-pointers before hitting one. By then, UK led 77-31.

Telling numbers

■ There was 10:24 left in the first half before Radford scored a point. Radford missed its first 12 shots.

■ Clearly UK would go inside. Terrence Jones had four inside shots in the game's first minute.

■ Radford has played three home games. Average crowd? 1,173.

■ Radford was picked to finish last (11th) in the Big South Conference.

Thumbs up

■ The Kyle Wiltjer hook shot is trending in Rupp Arena. The crowd anticipates gasps when he gets the ball in the paint. Last night, he had an assist off a fake hook.

■ The Cats got to feast all night Wednesday, and now it's time for turkey.

Thumbs down

■ It was somewhat understandable considering the opponent but UK came out looking disinterested and unfocused.

■ You can't expect every opponent to be a North Carolina or Louisville, but did this game do either team any good?