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#1 Cats Defense Shuts Down Montana State

 LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Devin Booker scored a career-best 18 points, Aaron Harrison added 14 and No. 1 Kentucky held Montana State scoreless for several stretches Sunday night to race to an 86-28 victory.

A game in which the Wildcats (5-0) finished just 29 of 67 from the field (43 percent) was offset by a defensive effort that forced the overmatched Bobcats (0-4) into 21 turnovers and held them to 20 percent shooting. Then again, opportunities were hard all night for Montana State, which went scoreless for nearly five minutes in the first half and scored its first second-half points with 9:36 remaining to make it 65-13.

Joey Frenchwood's seven points led the Bobcats.

Booker's second straight double-digit game helped Kentucky regroup from an 0-for-10 shooting start as the 6-foot-6 freshman guard scored 12 first-half points including a pair of 3-pointers. He had 15 in Friday night's win over Boston University.

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