The University of Kentucky took on Abilene Christian in an NCAA Tournament men’s basketball game at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., on Thursday night. Kentucky, the No. 2 seed in the Midwest Regional, defeated No. 15 seed Abilene Christian, 79-44.
Next up for Kentucky (28-6) is an NCAA Tournament round-of-32 game against either Wofford or Seton Hall on Saturday in Jacksonville.
Kentucky’s statistical leaders in Thursday’s game:
Points: Keldon Johnson, 25
Rebounds: EJ Montgomery, 11
Assists: Ashton Hagans, 4
Steals: Tyler Herro, 2
Blocks: Nick Richards, 1
Turnovers: Reid Travis, Nick Richards, 3