Kentucky-Northwood Postgame Notes

Nov. 1, 2012

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • This was the first of Kentucky’s two exhibition games. 
  • This was Kentucky’s first matchup against Northwood, the 2012 NAIA Division II runner-up.
  • Kentucky has won its last 19 exhibition games.
  • The Wildcats complete preseason play Mon. Nov. 5 at home against Transylvania.  The game is at 8 p.m. and will be televised live on Fox Sports South.
    • Kentucky also played Transylvania last year, defeating the Pioneers 97-53 on Nov. 2, 2011.
  • UK opens the regular season Fri. Nov. 9 against Maryland in the Barclays Center Classic in Brooklyn, N.Y.  The game is at 8:30 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN.

First-Half Facts

  • Kentucky started with the lineup of Ryan Harrow, Archie Goodwin, Alex Poythress, Kyle Wiltjer and Nerlens Noel.
  • Northwood scored on the first possession on a jumper by Ra’Shad James.
  • Kentucky went ahead for good, 12-11, on a tip-in by Willie Cauley-Stein at the 12:15 mark.
  • Leading 14-13, UK went on a 9-0 run for a 23-13 advantage and the Seahawks got no closer than seven points after that.
  • Kentucky led 40-25 at halftime when Julius Mays sank a three-pointer in the closing seconds.  Goodwin led all scorers in the opening stanza with 14 points.

Second-Half Story

  • UK stretched the lead to 25 points at 65-40 before Northwood got a 7-0 run to make it 65-47.
  • The Seahawks got no closer as UK countered with a 12-1 spurt for a 77-48 advantage.
  • UK stretched the lead to as many as 35 points on two occasions before settling for the 32-point triumph.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky had a good shooting night in its first exhibition, canning 61.4 percent from the field, including 66.7 percent (6 of 9) on three-pointers.
  • All five starters tallied double-figure scoring.
  • Kentucky won the rebounding 42-30 and points in the paint, 48-22.

Individual Notes