NCAA: Kentucky easily downs Abilene Christian

No. 2 Kentucky easily moved past No. 15 Abilene Christian 79-44 Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Keldon Johnson led the Kentucky Wildcats with 25 points. Reid Travis had 18 points.

Jaren Lewis led the Abilene Christian Wildcats with 17 points. Jaylen Franklin and Payten Ricks had 9 points each.

Kentucky will get the winner of Thursday night’s matchup between No. 7 Wofford and No. 10 Seton Hall in the second round on Saturday.