Diallo scores 23, No. 8 Kentucky beats Monmouth 93-76
DENIS P. GORMAN
Dec. 09, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — Hamidou Diallo scored a season-high 23 points and No. 8 Kentucky beat Monmouth 93-76 Saturday at Madison Square Garden.
Kentucky (8-1) won its sixth in a row. PJ Washington added 20 points, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander chipped in 15 and Nick Richards had 10.
Monmouth (3-7) has lost three straight. Deion Hammond led the Hawks with 19 and Micah Seaborn had 18.
Diallo, in his first season, helped the Wildcats take a 54-31 halftime lead. Kentucky extended its lead to 29 points in the second half.