4:30 PM ET, November 24, 2009
Moon Palace Resort, Cancun, Mexico
CANCUN, Mexico -- Once John Wall gained his footing, not even a warped court could slow down Kentucky.The heralded freshman found his form in the second half and proved too much to handle in the open floor as the No. 5 Wildcats raced past Cleveland State 73-49 on Tuesday in the Cancun Challenge at the Moon Palace Resort.Wall scored a team-high 15 points, including 11 after halftime, as he zipped in and out of the Cleveland State defense. The nation's top-rated recruit last year repeatedly took charge with the ball, drawing trips to the free-throw line or setting up teammates for open looks at the basket.
• The Wildcats opened the second half with a 23-6 run and cruised to an easy win in the Cancun Challenge.
• John Wall has scored 15+ points and dished out 5+ assists in each game played this season.
• John Calipari improved to 5-0 in his first year at Kentucky. The only Wildcats coach to start his career with more consecutive wins was Adolph Rupp (started 10-0).
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||17-64 (.266)||22-42 (.524)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-26 (.192)||5-11 (.455)|
|FT Made-Attempted||10-15 (.667)||24-35 (.686)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||25 (0/0)||18 (0/0)|
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