Cleveland State proves no match for Kentucky

Ashish Mathur

Sophomore guard Rob Edwards scored 28 points on 12-of-21 shooting, but it wasn't nearly enough, as visiting Cleveland State dropped a 101-70 decision to No. 1-ranked Kentucky on Wednesday.

The Vikings (1-3) shot 39 percent and were outrebounded by a 47-36 count. They also committed 19 turnovers against a Kentucky team that came into the game having outscored its opponents by 21 points.

"We're trying to do everything from the outside and that's hard against a team like Kentucky because their guards really come after you and play defense," Vikings coach Gary Waters said. "And you know what the crazy part about it is? They enjoy doing it."

Malik Monk scored 23 points and De'Aaron Fox had 16 points and 11 assists to lead the Wildcats (5-0).

Cleveland State next plays Sunday at Duquesne.

"They keep fighting," Waters said of his team. "There’s no quit in them."