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CINCINNATI (AP) _ Marquis Estill and Keith Bogans each scored 19 points and Tayshaun Prince had 17 as No. 13 Kentucky beat Kent State 82-68 Wednesday night.

Cliff Hawkins added 12 points and six assists as the Wildcats (3-1) won their third straight after a season-opening loss to 17th-ranked Western Kentucky.

Antonio Gates had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead Kent State (3-2). Trevor Huffman added 18 points and Demetric Shaw had 16 for the Golden Flashes, who shot 42 percent.

Kentucky shot 46 percent and outrebounded Kent State 43-26 to score 25 second-chance points to the Golden Flashes' three. The Wildcats also scored 20 points on 16 Kent State turnovers, and their reserves outscored the Golden Flashes' backups 21-5.

The Wildcats led by only two at halfime but used a 14-2 run early in the second half to take a 56-43 lead with 12:17 remaining.

Estill scored six points during the run and drew a hard charge on Huffman that ignited the crowd at Firstar Center, where the Wildcats play a home game each year for their northern Kentucky fans.

The Golden Flashes pulled within eight on several occasions down the stretch but would get no closer.

Huffman and Gates each scored four points during an 8-0 run as Kent State jumped out to a 15-7 lead with 12:50 to play in the first half.

Bogans' long 3-pointer keyed a 9-0 run over the next two minutes to put Kentucky back on top 16-15. But an 8-0 Kent State burst gave the Golden Flashes a 23-16 lead with 7:54 to play.

Kent State led 28-22 with 5:40 to play, but Kentucky outscored the Golden Flashes 15-7 the rest of the way to take a 37-35 halftime lead.