UK Men's Basketball

Box score from Kentucky’s 118-84 season-opening loss to Duke

Calipari: Duke ‘played great ... We’re not doing enough defensively’

Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari talks to the media after his team's 118-84 loss to the Duke Blue Devils in the Champions Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.
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Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari talks to the media after his team's 118-84 loss to the Duke Blue Devils in the Champions Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.

The University of Kentucky men’s basketball team opened its 2018-19 season by taking on Duke at the Champions Classic in Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Tuesday night. The fourth-ranked Blue Devils defeated UK, 118-84.

Next up for Kentucky is its home opener against Southern Illinois on Friday night in Rupp Arena.

Kentucky’s statistical leaders in Tuesday’s game:

Points: Keldon Johnson, 23

Rebounds: Tyler Herro, 9

Assists: Tyler Herro, 5

Steals: Keldon Johnson, 1

Blocks: Tyler Herro, 2

Turnovers: Reid Travis, Nick Richards, Ashton Hagans, EJ Montgomery, 3

Click here to view a complete statistics report from the game.

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