Kentucky-Cleveland State Postgame Notes

Nov. 25, 2013

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Team Records, Notes

  • Kentucky is 5-1 and Cleveland State is 3-3.
  • Kentucky leads the series 2-0.
  • Kentucky is now 16-4 all-time against teams currently comprising the Horizon League.
  • Kentucky completes the Keightley Classic on Wednesday as the Wildcats play host to Eastern Michigan. Game time is 4 p.m. and it will be televised on Fox Sports South.

First-Half Facts

  • Kentucky started five freshmen for the third game in a row - Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, James Young, Julius Randle and Marcus Lee.
  • Trailing 4-2, Cleveland State hit a 9-0 run for an 11-4 lead.
  • The Vikings stretched the lead to 19-10 when the Wildcats clawed back in the game.
    • UK went on a 15-3 spurt to reclaim a 25-22 advantage.
  • Cleveland State scored the last seven points of the half and took a 31-27 lead into intermission.

Second-Half Story

  • Cleveland State used a 7-0 run to extend the lead to its largest of the game at 44-33, coaxing a UK timeout at 14:11.
  • Young made Kentucky’s first 3-pointer (866 straight games) at the 14:00 mark started an 11-3 spurt that got the Wildcats within 47-44.
  • CSU replied with seven straight points to make it 54-44 with 7:41 remaining.
  • Kentucky finished the game with a 24-7 run.
    • UK got 12 in a row and nine in a row, sandwiched around a CSU 3-pointer by Bryn Forbes (game’s leading scorer with 22 points), to go ahead 65-57.
    • Tied at 57, Andrew Harrison drove, scored and hit the foul shot with 2:08 to go to put the Wildcats ahead for good.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky got its best foul shooting performance of the season, making 77.1 percent (27 of 35).
  • Kentucky has won the rebounding every game this season, including 42-35 tonight.
  • Sparked by 11 points from Willie Cauley-Stein and seven from Alex Poythress, UK won the bench scoring 19-4.
  • Kentucky is 77-3 under Coach John Calipari when limiting the opponent to 63 or fewer points.

Individual Notes

  • Julius Randle has a double-double in all six games this season, totaling 15 points and 15 rebounds tonight.
    • Only one Wildcat has begun a season with at least six consecutive double-doubles -- Jim Andrews, who began 1971-72 with seven straight.
  • Andrew Harrison scored 12 points, including a pair of three-point plays (basket and free throw) during the decisive run at the end of the game.
    • He had a game-high five assists.
  • Willie Cauley-Stein notched 11 points and added four blocked shots and two steals.
  • James Young had nine points and three assists. He has made a 3-pointer in every game this season.
  • Alex Poythress had a productive night off the bench, totaling seven points and seven rebounds in 15 minutes of action.