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UK needs big finish to win first game as No. 1

Posted at 3:11 AM, Nov 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-25 03:11:27-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Skal Labissiere scored 16 points to lead top-ranked Kentucky to an 82-62 win over Boston University on Tuesday night.

The Wildcats (5-0) used a big second half to overcome the Terriers in their season debut at No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 poll. Kentucky struggled to put Boston University away early but outscored the Terriers 42-29 in the second half.

Labissiere finished 7 of 13 from the field and grabbed seven rebounds. Tyler Ulis added 15 points, and Alex Poythress had 14 points and 10 rebounds off the bench for his second straight double-double.

Jamal Murray scored 12 points and Isaiah Briscoe had 11. Kentucky scored 58 points in the paint.

Boston University (2-3) got 15 points from John Papale.