Washington’s career night propels #10 UK to 96-58 win over North Dakota

Washington’s career night propels #10 UK to 96-58 win over North Dakota
PJ Washington

(WAVE) - P.J. Washington scored a career-high 25 points, including four three-pointers as #10 UK beat North Dakota 96-58.

The now have a win over a school from all 50 states.

Washington had never hit more than one three-pointer in a game. He hit 4-5 from behind the line. Two of them came during a decisive 15-0 run in the first half that saw the Cats extend a 17-16 lead to 32-16.

Freshman Keldon Johnson added 12 points and a season-high 10 rebounds. His first double-double.

The Cats lead 46-25 at the half.

They shot 53% from the field and hit 6-13 three's. UK made 24-30 from the free throw line, an 80% clip.

They also outrebounded the Fighting Hawks 45-15.

Kentucky improves to 2-0, North Dakota falls to 2-1. UK will host VMI (3-1) on Sunday at 6 p.m. The game will televised on the SEC Network.

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