Kentucky / Lipscomb Postgame Notes


Lipscomb at Kentucky
Men’s Basketball Post-Game Notes
Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky., December 15, 2012
Attendance: 21,323

FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 88, Lipscomb 50

Team Records and Series Notes
Kentucky is 7-3 on the season and Lipscomb is 4-5.
Kentucky leads the series 2-0, with both games in Lexington.
UK is now 10-3 all-time against teams from the current alignment of the Atlantic Sun Conference.
UK concludes its five-game homestand Saturday against Marshall. The game will be at 4:00 and will be televised on ESPN2.

First-Half Facts
Kentucky started with the lineup of Ryan Harrow, Julius Mays, Archie Goodwin, Alex Poythress and Nerlens Noel for the first time.
The game was tied at two each, then Kentucky led the rest of the game.
Kentucky scored the last six points to take a 43-29 lead into the intermission, the Wildcats’ largest advantage of the half.

Second-Half Story
Lipscomb cut the lead to 10 points on three occasions early in the second half, but never got it back into single digits.
Ahead 53-39, Kentucky closed the game with a 35-11 run.

Team Notes
Kentucky held Lipscomb to 50 points. UK is 26-0 under Coach John Calipari when limiting opponents to 55 or fewer points.
Lipscomb shot 35.4 percent from the field, including just 21.7 percent in the second half.
Kentucky is 5-0 this season when holding the opponent under 40 percent.
Kentucky tied a season-high with 22 3-point attempts, making eight.
Kentucky won bench points 41-12 and points in the paint 46-22.

Individual Notes

Kyle Wiltjer had his first collegiate double-double with 23 points and a career-high 12 rebounds.
UK’s first 20-10 game since Michael Kidd-Gilchrist vs. Indiana in the NCAA Tournament.
It is his second 20-point game of the season and third of his career.
Tied his season high for points and his career best for 3-pointers, both accomplished vs. Lafayette.

Ryan Harrow scored a season-high 12 points, his first double-figure game as a Wildcat.
Harrow had his season high in consecutive games, scoring eight vs. Portland and 12 today.
Also had a season-best two steals.

Archie Goodwin had 10 points and four assists.
Goodwin has scored in double figures in every game but one this season.
Goodwin has at least four assists in seven-straight games.

Alex Poythress had 11 points and four rebounds.
His fourth-straight game to score in double digits.

Nerlens Noel totaled seven points, nine rebounds, seven blocked shots and four steals.
Noel has at least six rebounds in every game this season.
Tied his season high for blocked shots, accomplished in consecutive games.
First player with seven blocks in consecutive games since Anthony Davis last season vs. Tennessee and LSU.

Julius Mays had seven points and a season-high six rebounds.

Willie Cauley-Stein had eight points and season highs with four assists and three steals.

Jarrod Polson scored seven points, his best since the Lafayette game on Nov. 16.

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