NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Eric Bledsoe's eight 3-pointers set a
Kentucky record for an NCAA tournament game, and the top-seeded
Wildcats dominated throughout in a 100-71 victory over East
Tennessee State on Thursday night in the first round of the East
Scoring 29 points in all, Bledsoe started 8 of 8 on 3s before
finally missing his first from long range late in the second half
and finishing 8 of 9. Still, he surpassed Tony Delk's previous
school record of seven 3s in the 1996 championship game against
Patrick Patterson scored 22 points on 9-of-10 shooting,
including a handful of dunks, while John Wall added 17 points and
11 assists for the Wildcats (33-2).
Micah Williams had 18 points for ETSU (20-15), which trailed by
as much as 30 in the first half and never threatened in the second.