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5-5, 1st in Southland

Andrea Adelson ESPN Senior Writer 

Sign of the night from the Abilene Christian band ...

Andrea Adelson ESPN Senior Writer 

Kentucky beat Abilene Christian resoundingly in the first round, thanks in large part to the trio of Keldon Johnson, Tyler Herro and Travis Reid. Johnson scored a game-high 25 points, while Herro and Travis combined for 32. It will get tougher from here, but for one game anyway, Kentucky didn't need PJ Washington to get a win.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Senior Writer 

Here's a pretty interesting stat to note from Kentucky's 39-13 halftime lead on Abilene Christian. The 13 points are the fewest Kentucky has given up in a half in NCAA tournament history.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Senior Writer 

With PJ Washington watching from the sideline, Kentucky overwhelmed Abilene Christian in the first half, showing it did not need its star player to handle the undermanned No. 15 seed. Kentucky outscored Abilene Christian 26-6 in the paint and outrebounded them 23-10. Kentucky was 9-of-12 on layups, compared with 3-of-9 for Abilene Christian.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Senior Writer 

Kentucky is making it look too easy against Abilene Christian, using its superior size advantage and athleticism to jump out to an early 17-3 lead. Abilene Christian has had trouble getting its jumpers to fall, while Kentucky has dominated in every area.

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Split decision: Coach to face UK with torn pants

Abilene Christian coach Joe Golding, who ripped the seat of his pants while celebrating the Southland Conference tournament title, will wear those same pants when he faces Kentucky on Thursday.

North Carolina, Kentucky lead the way in Midwest (4:52)

Abilene Christian wins Southland for 1st NCAA berth

Jaren Lewis had 20 points and six rebounds, Jaylen Franklin added 16 points and six assists and Abilene Christian beat New Orleans 77-60 on Saturday night in the Southland Conference championship game for its first NCAA Tournament berth.

Abilene Christian punches ticket to NCAA tournament (0:23)
Franklin rises up for the baseline slam (0:18)

Team Stats

Points Per Game77.782nd
Rebounds Per Game37.2177th
Assists Per Game15.864th
Points Allowed59.324th

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