No. 11 Kentucky Routs Coppin State 91-61

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky sure looks ready for Louisville. 

Terrence Jones scored 18 points, Brandon Knight added 17 points and eight assists and the 11th-ranked Wildcats rolled by Coppin State 91-61 Tuesday night in their final tuneup before a showdown with the rival Cardinals on New Year’s Eve. 

Kentucky (10-2) shot 57 percent from the field — including 74 percent in the second half — to overwhelm the Eagles. 

Doron Lamb, fresh off a school freshman-record 32-point performance in a rout of Winthrop last week, scored 17 points and DeAndre Liggins added 10 points, eight rebounds and six assists for Kentucky. 

Jordan Lee led Coppin State (4-6) with 11 points while Tony Gallo and Akeem Ellis added 10 points each but the Eagles couldn’t keep up with the Wildcats, who played efficiently while gearing up for Friday’s Battle of the Bluegrass. 

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