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Kentucky-Arkansas Postgame Notes




March 2, 2013

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  • Kentucky falls to 20-9 overall on the season and 11-5 in Southeastern Conference action. Arkansas improves to 18-11 and 9-7 in league competition.
  • UK still leads the series 25-9, but with the Razorbacks' win today the series is tied 6-6 when the teams meet in Fayetteville.
  • Kentucky remains on the road for a date at Georgia on Thursday, March 7. The game will air live on ESPN and tip at 7 p.m. ET.

Team Game Notes

  • Kentucky used the starting combination of Willie Cauley-Stein, Archie Goodwin, Ryan Harrow, Julius Mays and Alex Poythress for the fourth-straight game. That combination falls for the first time this season and falls to 3-1.
  • Kyle Wiltjer was the first sub off the bench for the Blue and White. He has been the first substation a team-leading 15 times.
  • -Wiltjer connected on Kentucky's first made 3-point attempt. The basket extended UK's 3-point streak to 856 consecutive games which is a standard that ranks as the third longest such streak in the nation.
  • Kentucky trailed 32-29 at the half. UK is 2-8 on the season when behind at the break.
  • The Wildcats lost the turnover battle 19-to-7, which resulted in 30 points off turnovers for the home team.

Individual Player Notes

#4 Jon Hood

  • Pulled down a career-high tying four rebounds.

#5 Jarrod Polson

  • Tied a career-high with a four made free throws.
  • Scored three or more points in five of his last six games with six points in today's game.

#10 Archie Goodwin

  • Has scored in double-figures in 21 games this season with a team-high 14 in today's game.

#12 Ryan Harrow

  • Reached double-figure scoring for the fourth-consecutive game and the 16th time in his last 19 games with 10 points today.

#15 Willie Cauley-Stein

  • Posted his third career double-double and first in SEC play with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Drew his second charge of the season early in the first half.
  • Has two or more blocks in five-straight outings.
  • Notched double-figure scoring for the sixth time in his last eight games.

#22 Alex Poythress

  • Has connected on at least one 3-point attempt in three-consecutive games.

#34 Julius Mays

  • Continued his streak of games with a made 3-pointer to 18 games.

 

 

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