LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP)—Patrick Patterson set a career-high with 28 points to lead Kentucky to an easy 91-57 win over Longwood on Monday night.
Patterson, seven months removed from surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left ankle, added 12 rebounds and a career-high six assists for Kentucky (2-2), which needed just nine minutes to build a 24-point lead in winning its second straight.
Jodie Meeks added 17 points, Josh Harrellson scored 12 and Ramon Harris had nine points and eight rebounds for the Wildcats, who shot 52 percent from the field and outrebounded the Lancers 50-33.
Ryan Bogan led Longwood (3-3) with 20 points, including six 3-pointers, and Dana Smith had 18 points and six rebounds for the Lancers. Longwood, however, never threatened to join VMI and Gardner-Webb as lightly regarded opponents who stunned the Wildcats on their home floor.