Posted: Jan 26, 2013 4:43 PM by Alan Cutler
Updated: Jan 26, 2013 8:29 PM
Cal's been searching for energy out of his team. Early on against LSU he got it as UK takes a 10-5 lead with Nerlens scoring as much as LSU.
Harrow's layup made it 16-7. The bucket was nice, but the hustle, as the Cats kept on going after the ball is what made the play. That's been lacking.
Alex Poythress with a strong move. He gets the ball on the low post, is bumped multiple times and puts it in with his left hand. UK goes up 20-10.
Poythress was very strong around the bucket. He takes an offensive rebound off Archie Goodwin's free throw miss and turns it into a three point play. UK goes up 38-25.
Alex Poythress leads everyone with 11 points and 6 rebounds.
Nerlens Noel was terrific with 7 points, 5 rebounds and 4 blocks.
UK is shooting 57% at the half.
UK is having no problem with LSU as they lead 42-31 at the half.
Mays hits a three to make it 52-42 but LSU hangs in there. After Randall Cobb is the Y in the UK cheer, O'Bryant with a big time dunk to make it 54-49 UK.
Jarrod Polson makes a circus shot finishing a drive to make it 56-49. Quietly, in a limited role, Polson is helping.
It got tight down the stretch. Anthony Hickey hits a 3 to make it 70-68 UK with 1:01 to go.
With the score 71-70 UK, Kyle Wiltjer is fouled with 3.1 seconds to go. He hits two free throws to make it 73-70.
Alex Poythress who played a wonderful game hits two more free throws to ice it and UK hangs on to beat LSU 75-70.
Alex Poythress with his first double double and leads UK with 20 points and 12 rebounds.
Nerlens was once again terrific around the basket. Noel had 10 points, 8 rebounds and 6 blocks.
Archie Goodwin chipped in with 15 points and 5 rebounds. Ryan Harrow was the fourth Cat in double figures with 11.
UK shoots 52% for the game.
Johnny O'Bryant was big with 21 points and 12 rebounds for LSU.
Anthony Hickey, the former Mr. Basketball had 15 points for the Tigers.
UK is now 13-6 on the season. LSU falls to 10-7.