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Highlights, postgame notes and milestones from Kentucky Wildcats' win over Arizona State

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The Cats were back in Rupp Arena Saturday hosting Arizona State, and a red-hot second half was enough for UK to overcome a brutal first half and oust the Sun Devils, 72-58.

Here are the highlights of the game, courtesy of Kentucky Wildcats TV:

And here are the postgame notes and milestones, courtesy of UK Athletics:

In the First Half

 Kentucky started with the lineup of Tyler Ulis, Isaiah Briscoe, Jamal Murray, Alex Poythress and  Skal Labissiere for the second game in a row.
 UK grabbed the lead at 7-6 and never trailed again, although ASU did tie the game later in the  first half.  
 Poythress increased the lead to 10-6, bringing the fans to their feet with a dunk-and-one at the  15:02 mark.
 However, after totaling seven points and two rebounds in the first 10 minutes of the game,  Poythress exited with a hyperextended knee and did not return until the beginning of the  second half.
 Ulis extended the gap to 19-12 at the 9:16 when he swished a 3-pointer, extending UK's streak  of 949 consecutive games with a triple.
 The visitors kept it close the remainder of the first half and hit a 3-pointer just before the end of  the period to narrow the score to 32-31 at intermission. In the Second Half
 After a scoreless first half, Isaiah Briscoe scored nine straight UK points early in the second half,  developing the lead to 44-38.
 Ahead 49-43, UK went on a 7-0 run to give the Wildcats the first double-digit lead of the game at  56-43.
 Leading 61-48, UK put the game away with a 10-0 run, giving the Cats the largest margin of the  game at 71-48.

Team Notes

 With 2,187 all-time wins, Kentucky is the nation's leader in that category. 
 Coach John Calipari has a 644-179 (.783) all-time record, including a 199-39 (.836) mark at  Kentucky.  
 Calipari is 109-4 (.965) in Rupp Arena, including 61-1 (.984) against non-conference opponents.
 UK is now 123-5 (.961) under Calipari when holding the opponent to 63 or fewer points,  including 7-0 this season.
 UK extended its streak of 27 straight wins in Rupp Arena.  
 UK has won 13 straight home games by at least 11 points, the longest such streak since a 27- game stretch from 1995-97.
 Arizona State shot 37.1 percent from the field. UK has held the last 52 home opponents, and the  last 80 non-conference home opponents, under 50 percent from the field.
 UK has scored at least 72 points in its first 10 games of the season for the first time in 20 years,  since the 1995-96 season.
 Kentucky has won its last 75 games in Rupp Arena when ranked in the top five of The Associated  Press poll, dating back to the 2003-04 season.

Player Notes

 Despite missing much of the game with an injury, senior Alex Poythress totaled 10 points and  six rebounds in 19 minutes of action.
 Freshman Jamal Murray notched game-high 17 points, his eighth-consecutive double-figure  game. He also added five assists.
 Junior Marcus Lee came off the bench to corral 14 points and lead UK in rebounding with seven.
 Sophomore Tyler Ulis accumulated 12 points and a game-high six assists.  
 He became the first player in Kentucky history to hit at least one 3-pointer in each of his  first 10 games as a Wildcat.  
 Twelve of his points came in the second half.
 After shooting 6 of 8 field goals today, Lee has made 11 of 13 (.846) shots in the last two  games.
 All six of the assists came in the second half.