Kentucky 90, Eastern Michigan 38: Kyle Wiltjer scored 14 of his team-high 17 points in the second half and Alex Poythress finished with 16 as the host Wildcats concluded non-conference play in convincing fashion.
Ryan Harrow had 15 points and eight assists and Willie Cauley-Stein collected 11 points and as many rebounds. Julius Mays added 13 points for Kentucky (9-4), which recorded its largest margin of victory since posting a 106-44 win over Vanderbilt on March 5, 2003.
Glenn Bryant had a team-high 10 points on 4-for-13 shooting for Eastern Michigan (7-6), which has dropped all five of its contests away from Ypsilanti.
After Bryant's jumper pulled the Eagles within six at 13-7, Wiltjer and Harrow drilled 3-pointers to highlight an 11-0 run. The Wildcats kept their foot on the gas, recording seven steals in the half to turn defense into offense en route to a 38-14 lead at intermission.
Wiltjer started the second half with a pair of 3-pointers and a dunk to highlight Kentucky's 15-0 run.
GAME NOTEBOOK: The 14 first-half points allowed by Kentucky matched its season-best total. It also permitted 14 en route to an 88-56 victory over Samford on Dec. 4. ... The Wildcats held a decided edge from the foul line in the first half. Kentucky was 12-for-16 from the charity stripe while the Eagles made their lone attempt. ... Eastern Michigan's Jalen Ross committed five of his team's 12 first-half turnovers.