Kentucky Beats UNC Asheville 89-57 in Opener

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Kentucky Beats UNC Asheville 89-57 in Opener
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LEXINGTON, KY. — A season of hope and hype started slowly and stayed sloppy for the No. 1-ranked University of Kentucky basketball team Friday night, but the young Wildcats felt their way through it, found their footing and finally dropped the hammer on UNC Asheville. In a foul fest — there were 52 between the two teams — UK slogged and slugged to an 89-57 opening victory.

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