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Kentucky joins Stanford in elimination

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kelenna Azubuike scored 26 points to lead
Kentucky to a 91-73 victory over Northern Kentucky on Wednesday
night in an exhibition game.

Azubuike led three players in double figures and was 11-of-14
from the field. The junior forward was 3-of-4 from 3-point range.

Freshman Rajon Rondo came off the bench and scored 16 points.
Chuck Hayes added 15 as 11 players scored for the Wildcats.

Rondo had a team-high five assists and was 8-of-9 from the
free-throw line.

Kentucky shot 54 percent from the field and had 15 assists.

The Wildcats held a 41-38 halftime lead, but Hayes scored eight
of Kentucky's first 10 points of the second half as the Wildcats
slowly pulled away from the Norse.

Northern Kentucky narrowed the deficit to 51-49, but could get
no closer as Kentucky went on a 14-2 run that pushed the lead to
double digits at 65-51 with 8:50 remaining.

Then a 14-3 run gave Kentucky an 83-60 lead at the 4:44 mark of
the second half.

Kentucky forced 26 turnovers, including 19 in the second half.

Azubuike scored 16 points in the first half and was 6-of-7 from
the field, including 3-of-3 from 3-point range.

Northern Kentucky guard Mike Kelsey scored 18 of his game-high
27 points in the first half. an 18-10 lead with 13:35 remaining in
the first half.