Kentucky Blocks Ole Miss for a Resume Improving Win

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The Kentucky Wildcats used a 15-1 run to close out the Ole Miss Rebels 87-74 and get a huge boost to their NCAA tournament resume.

Nerlens Noel only scored 2 points, and had 4 fouls, but finished with 11 blocks to keep Ole Miss from finishing off a huge 16-0 run that closed the Rebels with in 1 point.

Kyle Wiltjer had a career high 26 points on 10-19 shooting and Archie Goodwin had his best game in forever as he scored 24 points and dished out 4 assists. Goodwin was huge from the free throw line, hitting 12 of 14, which included 2 big ones late that really put the game on ice for the Cats.

All the noise from the media leading up to the game was the play of the Rebels’ Marshall Henderson and it looked like he could have a big game, scoring 16 points in the first half. Henderson only finished with 21 points and was really never a factor when the game was decided.

Alex Poythress was plagued with early foul trouble, along with every other Wildcat in the first half, but came out strong in the 2nd half and finished with 15 points and 7 rebounds.

Ryan Harrow hit a big 3 late in the game to snap the big run by Ole Miss, and Coach Cal was impressed with Harrow’s play.

The Wildcats will continue to try and improve their resume Saturday and get revenge on Texas A&M.

 

Official Basketball Box Score


Official Basketball Box Score
Kentucky vs Ole Miss
1/29/13 8 PM at Oxford, Miss./Tad Smith Coliseum

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VISITORS: Kentucky 14-6, 5-2 SEC
                          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  0-1    0-0    2-8    1  6  7   4   2  2  1 12  1  36
22 Poythress, Alex..... f  6-9    1-2    2-4    1  6  7   4  15  0  1  0  0  20
10 Goodwin, Archie..... g  6-11   0-2   12-14   3  3  6   2  24  4  3  0  0  35
12 Harrow, Ryan........ g  3-7    1-1    6-9    1  2  3   3  13  2  2  1  0  28
34 Mays, Julius........ g  2-6    1-5    0-0    1  6  7   3   5  4  2  0  1  23
04 Hood, Jon...........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  3  3   1   0  1  0  0  0   8
05 Polson, Jarrod......    1-3    0-1    0-0    0  2  2   3   2  1  0  0  0  15
33 Wiltjer, Kyle.......   10-19   5-12   1-2    1  6  7   2  26  3  0  0  3  35
   TEAM................                         2  1  3
   Totals..............   28-56   8-23  23-37  10 35 45  22  87 17  9 13  5 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-25 48.0%   2nd Half: 16-31 51.6%   Game: 50.0%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-11 27.3%   2nd Half:  5-12 41.7%   Game: 34.8%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 10-20 50.0%   2nd Half: 13-17 76.5%   Game: 62.2%    6

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HOME TEAM: Ole Miss 17-3, 6-1 SEC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
23 Buckner,Reginald.... f  2-6    0-0    1-2    5  4  9   4   5  0  2  1  0  21
31 Holloway,Murphy..... f  4-14   0-0    2-3    2  6  8   4  10  0  1  1  0  26
10 White,LaDarius...... g  9-16   3-3    1-2    0  3  3   5  22  0  2  0  2  31
22 Henderson,Marshall.. g  5-19   2-11   9-12   3  2  5   1  21  1  0  0  0  34
32 Summers,Jarvis...... g  5-19   0-1    0-0    2  3  5   3  10  5  0  0  0  32
01 Newby,Martavious....    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  1   3
03 Millinghaus,Derrick.    0-2    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  2  0  0  0   8
13 Perez,Anthony.......    0-1    0-1    0-0    1  2  3   0   0  0  0  0  0   4
20 Williams,Nick.......    1-3    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   3   2  1  1  0  0  13
25 Brutus,Terry........    0-0    0-0    0-0    2  0  2   2   0  0  0  0  0   7
34 Jones,Aaron.........    2-4    0-0    0-1    5  3  8   4   4  0  1  1  1  21
   TEAM................                         6  2  8
   Totals..............   28-85   5-16  13-20  26 26 52  27  74  9  7  3  4 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-44 29.5%   2nd Half: 15-41 36.6%   Game: 32.9%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-11 27.3%   2nd Half:  2-5  40.0%   Game: 31.3%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  9-12 75.0%   2nd Half:  4-8  50.0%   Game: 65.0%    3

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Officials: Joe Lindsay, Michael Roberts, Jim Burr
Technical fouls: Kentucky-None. Ole Miss-None.
Attendance: 9232
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Kentucky......................   37   50  -   87
Ole Miss......................   38   36  -   74

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