Posted: Jan 26, 2013 7:08 PM
Louisiana State at Kentucky
Men's Basketball Post-Game Notes
Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky., January 26, 2013
FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 75, LSU 70
Team Records and Series Notes
Kentucky is 13-6 overall, 4-2 in the Southeastern Conference. LSU is 10-7 overall, 1-5 in the league.
Kentucky leads the series 83-24, including 41-5 in Lexington.
Kentucky hits the road for a pair of away games, Tuesday at Ole Miss (9 p.m. EST on ESPN) and Saturday at Texas A&M.
Kentucky started with the lineup of Ryan Harrow, Julius Mays, Archie Goodwin, Alex Poythress and Nerlens Noel for the fifth time this season. UK is 4-1 with this lineup.
Trailing 5-2, Kentucky went on a 14-2 run for a 16-7 lead. UK never trailed again.
UK increased its lead to as many as 15 points at 40-25 before settling for a 42-31 advantage at intermission.
Trailing 65-54, LSU went on a 9-1 run to cut the lead to 66-63.
LSU's Anthony Hickey made a three with a minute remaining to cut it to 70-68.
Fouled with 30 seconds left, Julius Mays made the first of two foul shots to make it 71-68.
LSU's Johnny O'Bryant tallied a put-back with four seconds left to make it 71-70.
Kyle Wiltjer was fouled with three seconds left and made both for a 73-70 score.
UK fouled Hickey with two seconds on the clock but he missed a 1-and-1. Poythress collected the rebound, was fouled, and hit two foul shots for a 75-70 final score.
UK shot 51.9 percent from the field. The Wildcats are now 7-0 this season when making at least half their shots.
Kentucky won the rebounding 39-26, the third-straight game that the Wildcats have led the rebounding by double digits.
Archie Goodwin tallied 15 points
His 15th double-figure scoring game of the season.
Ryan Harrow netted 11 points, his ninth double-figure game in 10 starting assignments.
Averaging 13.8 points per game as a starter.
Julius Mays scored nine points and added four rebounds.
Has made a 3-pointer in eight-straight games, including at least two 3-pointers in the last five games.
Nerlens Noel totaled 10 points, eight rebounds and six blocked shots.
Has at least six rebounds in every game this season.
Has blocked at least one shot in every game this season and at least two rejections in 12-straight games.
Noel now has 82 blocks and already ranks second on the UK freshman single-season list and fourth on the UK single-season list.
Has made 50 of 73 shots (68.5 percent) in the last 12 games.
Alex Poythress amassed 20 points and a career-high 12 rebounds, his first UK double-double.
His fifth 20-point game of the season, his first since four-straight November games with 20 or more points.
Has gathered at least five rebounds in nine-straight games.
Kyle Wiltjer had eight points and three rebounds.
Has averaged 14 points over the last four games.