Kentucky Blasts South Carolina 77-55

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The Kentucky Wildcats had an easy time of it as they beat South Carolina 77-55 in front of 22,559 in Rupp Arena.

Julius Mays was the offensive star as he was 4 for 5 from the three and 3 for 3 from the free throw line for a team leading 15 points.

There were 4 more Wildcats in double figures as Willie Cauley-Stein had 13, Archie Goodwin 13, Ryan Harrow 12 and Nerlens Noel finished with 10.

In his first full game back from injury, Cauley-Stein was the key to the energy for the Wildcats and this team looks to get a lot better with him back in the rotation.

The Wildcats are now 16-6 and one game out of first place in the SEC at 7-2.

South Carolina dropped to 12-10 overall and 2-7 in the SEC.

Official Basketball Box Score

Official Basketball Box Score
South Carolina vs Kentucky
02/05/13 9:00pm at Rupp Arena – Lexington, KY

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VISITORS: South Carolina 12-10, 2-7
TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS
## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN
24 Carrera, Michael…. f 6-10 2-3 4-7 2 4 6 4 18 0 0 0 1 24
30 Jackson, LaKeem….. f 1-5 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 3 2 0 0 2 0 28
01 Williams, Brenton… g 1-5 0-3 2-2 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 18
02 Richardson, Brian… g 2-7 2-6 0-0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 1 18
23 Ellington, Bruce…. g 1-8 0-4 7-9 0 1 1 2 9 0 3 0 0 23
05 Smith, Eric……… 1-5 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 17
14 Chatkevicius, La…. 2-6 0-0 0-2 1 2 3 4 4 0 1 0 0 13
25 Kacinas, Mindaugas.. 0-4 0-1 1-2 1 2 3 3 1 0 0 0 2 15
32 Leonard, Damien….. 2-5 0-2 2-2 5 1 6 1 6 2 1 0 1 29
33 Slawson, RJ……… 1-4 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 3 3 0 0 1 0 13
55 Phillips, Shane….. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
TEAM……………. 2 2
Totals………….. 17-59 5-23 16-24 9 16 25 23 55 5 7 3 5 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 9-32 28.1% 2nd Half: 8-27 29.6% Game: 28.8% DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 3-13 23.1% 2nd Half: 2-10 20.0% Game: 21.7% REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 3-6 50.0% 2nd Half: 13-18 72.2% Game: 66.7% 6

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HOME TEAM: Kentucky 16-6, 7-2
TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS
## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN
03 Noel, Nerlens……. f 5-8 0-0 0-3 2 8 10 1 10 0 2 5 0 30
22 Poythress, Alex….. f 2-5 0-0 3-3 2 7 9 4 7 0 4 1 1 21
10 Goodwin, Archie….. g 3-8 0-1 7-12 1 4 5 3 13 3 3 1 1 33
12 Harrow, Ryan…….. g 6-6 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 4 12 4 1 0 1 25
34 Mays, Julius…….. g 4-5 4-5 3-3 0 1 1 2 15 4 2 0 0 32
04 Hood, Jon……….. 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
05 Polson, Jarrod…… 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 11
15 Cauley-Stein, Willie 5-7 0-0 3-5 1 5 6 2 13 0 0 2 0 22
33 Wiltjer, Kyle……. 1-4 1-2 2-2 1 5 6 4 5 0 3 0 0 24
TEAM……………. 1 1
Totals………….. 27-44 5-8 18-28 7 35 42 20 77 13 17 9 3 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 15-22 68.2% 2nd Half: 12-22 54.5% Game: 61.4% DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 3-5 60.0% 2nd Half: 2-3 66.7% Game: 62.5% REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 12-15 80.0% 2nd Half: 6-13 46.2% Game: 64.3% 4

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Officials: Anthony Jordan, John Cahill, Jamie Luckie
Technical fouls: South Carolina-None. Kentucky-None.
Attendance: 22559
Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total
South Carolina……………. 24 31 – 55
Kentucky…………………. 45 32 – 77

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