Harrow Happy He Doesn't "Suck"

Harrow Happy He Doesn't "Suck"

UK pulls away in second half against Marshall for 82-54 win.

Marshall at Kentucky

Men’s Basketball Post-Game Notes

Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky., December 22, 2012

Attendance: 24,271 (season high)


FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 82, Marshall 54

Team Records and Series Notes

·        Kentucky won its fourth-straight game and is 8-3 on the season and Marshall is 7-6.

·        Kentucky leads the series 12-0, including 8-0 in Lexington.

o       UK is now 68-13 all-time against teams from the current alignment of Conference USA.

·        Afterthe Christmas break, the Wildcats wrap up 2012 action Saturday at Louisville at 4 p.m. The game will be televised on CBS.

First-Half Facts

·        Kentucky started with the lineup of Ryan Harrow, Julius Mays, Archie Goodwin, Alex Poythress and Nerlens Noel for the second-straight game.

·        Trailing 20-18 at the 11:43 mark, Kentucky finished the half with a 15-4 run to take a 33-24 lead into intermission.

·        Thefirst half continues to tell the tale for the Wildcats.  UK is 8-0 this season when leading at halftime, 0-3 when behind at intermission.

Second-Half Story

·        Marshall made its first three shots, quickly cutting it to 33-31. 

·        TheWildcats rallied with a 26-5 run to make it 59-36.

·        UK led comfortably the remainder of the way, leading by as many as 31 points.

Team Notes

·        Kentucky held Marshall to 54 points.  UK is 27-0 under Coach John Calipari when limiting opponents to 55 or fewer points.

·        Marshall shot 29.6 percent from the field.  Kentucky is 6-0 this season when holding the opponent under 40 percent.

·        Kentucky won the rebounding, 48-43.

o       UK won second-chance points 19-8.

o       UK got at least 40 rebounds for the fifth-straight game.

·        Kentucky had a season-low nine turnovers.

·        UK was efficient in points off turnovers, turning 17 Marshall miscues into 26 points.

·        UK dominated points in the paint 52-20.


Individual Notes

·        Ryan Harrow scored a career-high 23 points.  His previous best was 20 points against South Carolina-Upstate on Dec. 11, 2010, while playing for North Carolina State.

o       It isalso Harrow’s third-straight game to set a season best, following 8 and 12 points in the previous two games.

o       He added four rebounds (one short of his career high), four assists and tied a career high with three steals.

·        Nerlens Noel totaled 11 points and 10 rebounds, his first Wildcat double-double.

o       Noelhas at least six rebounds in every game this season.

·        Archie Goodwin scored 18 points.

o       Goodwin has scored in double figures in every game but one this season.

o       Coming into the game leading the team in free-throw attempts, Goodwin did a good job of getting to the line today, making 10 of 11 charity tosses.

·        Alex Poythress had nine points and tied a season high with nine rebounds.

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