College Sports

Kentucky wins No. 2,000

Kentucky's 2,000th victory looked awfully familiar.

DeMarcus Cousins and Patrick Patterson scored 18 points apiece and the third-ranked Wildcats became the first team in NCAA history to reach the 2,000-win plateau with an 88-44 romp over Drexel on Monday night in Lexington, Ky.

Kentucky improved to 2,000-631-1 in 107 seasons. North Carolina is next on the list with 1,992 wins while Kansas has 1,980.

The Wildcats did it in style, taking control early behind the play of Cousins and John Wall to improve to 12-0. Wall finished with 16 points and seven rebounds.

Samme Givens led Drexel (6-6) with 11 points, but the Dragons shot just 31 percent from the field and spent most of the game as invited guests to Kentucky's celebration.

DREXEL (6-6): Neisler 2-3 0-0 4, McCoy 0-1 0-0 0, Colds 1-9 4-4 7, Harris 2-10 0-0 4, Thomas 0-5 0-0 0, Fouch 3-7 0-0 8, Phillip 1-1 0-0 2, Tribbett 0-1 0-0 0, Sa.Givens 5-13 1-3 11, Sh.Givens 3-5 0-0 8. T otals 17-55 5-7 44.

KENTUCKY (12-0): Cousins 5-12 8-8 18, Patterson 6-7 4-4 18, Miller 1-2 0-0 3, Wall 7-12 2-2 16, Bledsoe 1-4 0-0 2, Dodson 1-2 1-1 4, Hood 2-4 0-0 5, Harris 3-4 2-4 9, Krebs 0-1 0-0 0, Stevenson 0-0 0-0 0, Ort on 1-5 0-0 2, Liggins 2-2 0-0 6, Harrellson 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 31-58 17-19 88.

Halftime—Kentucky 56-20. 3-Point Goals—Drexel 5-17 (Sh.Givens 2-2, Fouch 2-6, Colds 1-5, Harris 0-1, Thomas 0-3), Kentucky 9-13 (Liggins 2-2, Patterson 2-2, Dodson 1-1, Miller 1-1, Harrellson 1-1, Harris 1-2, Hood 1-2, Wall 0-1, Krebs 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Drexel 22 (McCoy 7), Kentucky 45 (Cousins 13). Assists—Drexel 10 (Colds, Harris 4), Kentucky 20 (Wall 7). Total Fouls— Drexel 14, Kentucky 8. A—24,354.

Big 12

UTEP 89, Oklahoma 74

UTEP (7-2): Moultrie 4-5 0-0 10, Caracter 5-12 0-1 11, Culpepper 8-16 7-9 27, Stone 5-5 4-6 15, Polk 7-11 1-2 17, Strong 0-3 0-0 0, Gordon 0-0 0-0 0, Britten 0-1 0-0 0, Williams 4-4 1-1 9. Totals 33-57 1 3-19 89.

OKLAHOMA (8-4): Gallon 4-9 4-7 13, Crocker 4-9 2-4 10, Mason-Griffin 7-14 2-2 20, Warren 9-19 5-6 26, Davis 1-6 0-0 3, Wright 1-1 0-1 2, Pledger 0-3 0-0 0, Franklin 0-0 0-0 0, Fitzgerald 0-0 0-0 0, Willis 0 -0 0-0 0. Totals 26-61 13-20 74.

Halftime—UTEP 47-30. 3-Point Goals—UTEP 10-16 (Culpepper 4-7, Moultrie 2-2, Polk 2-4, Caracter 1-1, Stone 1-1, Strong 0-1), Oklahoma 9-32 (Mason-Griffin 4-9, Warren 3-10, Gallon 1-2, Davis 1- 5, Pledger 0-3, Crocker 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—UTEP 36 (Caracter 10), Oklahoma 30 (Crocker, Gallon 8). Assists—UTEP 16 (Stone 8), Oklahoma 8 (Warren 4). Total Fouls—UTEP 21, Oklahoma 16 . Technical—Caracter. A—NA.

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