LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Freshman forward Julius Randle had 22 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 1 Kentucky to a 93-63 blowout of Northern Kentucky on Sunday.
Guard Aaron Harrison added 16 points for Kentucky (2-0) while twin brother Andrew had 13. Alex Poythress contributed nine points while 7-footer Willie Cauley-Stein added seven points and 11 rebounds.
Needing a good tuneup with Tuesday's showdown looming against No. 2 Michigan State in Chicago, the Wildcats responded by dominating every area. Kentucky shot 30 of 55 from the field (54.5 percent), outrebounded NKU 51-23 and scored 36 points in the paint.
Daniel Camp's 13 points led Northern Kentucky (0-2) in the first meeting between the schools located 83 miles apart.
No. 21 NOTRE DAME 80, STETSON 49
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Jerian Grant and Garrick Sherman scored 15 points each for Notre Dame.
Pat Connaughton added 10 points for the Irish (2-0), while Sherman led the team with nine rebounds. Senior point guard Eric Atkins finished with eight points, leaving him five short of 1,000 for his career.
Reserve Brian Pegg led the Hatters (0-2) with 13 points and Willie Green added eight points and nine rebounds.
The Irish took a double-digit lead less than 5 minutes in as they improved to 48-0 at home in November under coach Mike Brey.