Posted: Dec 1, 2012 1:39 PM by Alan Cutler
Updated: Dec 1, 2012 2:52 PM
Cal decided to try and get rid of the bad taste of the loss to Notre Dame with the same starting lineup. The hustle, which was lacking against Notre Dame was better. Playing at Rupp obviously helps.
The Cats had trouble shooting in the first half, but Alex Poythress 3 makes it 8-4 UK.
One of the many things that was missing against Notre Dame was the inside passing game. Nerlens, who is a very good passer for a big man gets it to Alex and Cats go up 14-7.
Then it's Willie Cauley-Stein with a highlight that has to make ESPN. He's crashes the offensive boards and goes flying himself after throwing it down. UK goes up 17-9.
Baylor answers right back with a powerful dunk by Corey Jefferson to make it 17-11 as Baylor goes on a 25 to 12 run to lead UK 34-29 at the half.
Brady Heslip hit a three just beating the clock at the end of the half as Baylor was jumping up and down going into the locker room.
UK was awful shooting the ball hitting only 28%.
Alex Poythress and Archie Goodwin both lead UK with 7.
Brady Heslip and Corey Jefferson who has 3 powerful dunks lead everyone with 8 points.
Baylor didn't let up in the second half. Pierre Jackson, Baylor's tough point guard with a three to make it 46-37 Baylor and Cal calls time to try and slow them down.
Nerlens steal leads to an Archie Goodwin jam, Cats are down six 49-43.
With UK really hurting at point guard, Ryan Harrow comes in and makes a smooth drive to the basket to cut Baylors lead to 52-48.
The Cats cut it to 60-55 but there was a lid on the bucket. They had many chances within five feet of the basket and couldn't make shots. UK hit only 30%.
Nerlens was 3 of 14.
Kyle Wiltjer was 1 for 11.
Ryan Harrow was 1 for 9.
Julius Mays was 2 for 9.
Baylor beats UK 64-55. It's Cal's first loss in Lexington as UK's coach.