Thanks you for joining us for another edition f the WBN live blog as the Kentucky Wildcats look to rebound from Saturday’s loos and score their second SEC win against the Tennessee volunteers.
Projected Starting Lineups
Final: Kentucky 75, Tennessee 65
Noel tacks on another block. Kid doesn’t stop
UT doesn’t make free throws, misses about as wide open a layup as it gets, and Kentucky should hold on.
Josh Richardson airballed the first and bricked the second FT on the flagrant call. And Vols miss a shot on ensuing possession
Wiltjer taking the game over. Scoop shot puts UK up 68-62. Gets fouled on next possession, and will shoot FTs. BTW, Stokes picked up the foul and is gone.
Another Mays 3 puts UK ahead 64-58, but Goodwin picks up 5th foul and is done.
Cats answer with a 8-2 run, highlighted by a Mays 3-pointer.
UT up 54-43 after Reese three-pointer
Noel now with 7 points, 7 rebounds, 4 blocks, 4 steals. Cats lead 53-49, 8:22 to go.
Noel with off rebound and layup, then gets massive swat on other end. He is possessed
And has 10 points
Poythress to the line for one and one, makes both to give Kentucky a 51-48 clean
UT ties it, but Noel slam gives UK a 49-47 lead
Cats seemed close to pulling away, but the lead is now back down to 4, 47-43 Kentucky
Stokes with fourth foul with 12:25 left
Well… after a good D stand, Wiltjer then was out hustled to a long rebound and then had his man blow right by him to the basket. Babysteps, but steps nonetheless.
UK 47-41 at 12:41
Harrow just got schooled by Golden for and-1
Wiltjer gets the block,… finally some D. Cats lead 45-39 and the Vols are on the line for the And – 1
Noel’s first points come on a wrap-around pass from Wiltjer. Hits fT to complete and-1
Poythress is shooting 47.3% from 3 this season (9/19). Good for t8th best in Kentucky single season history.
Good hustle play by Cauley-Stein to save possession for UK. 40-37 Cats at 15:47
Poythress nails his 2nd three of the night. 40-37 Cats
WCS now has 7 points and four rebounds after that putback. 37-35 Kentucky.
UK just 12 of 31 from field, Vols 14 of 25
Stokes called for his third foul (a charge) 1:19 into second half
UK Scoring: Wiltjer 10, Goodwin 8, Harrow 6, Cauley-Stein 5, Poythress
Difference, Wiltjer 4/6 (2/4 from 3pt) from field while Goodwin is 2/8
Wiltjer (10) leads the Wildcats in scoring, followed by Goodwin (8)
Noel had 0 points but leads the cats in Rebounds (4), steals (2), and is tied for 2nd with assist (1).
steal on the perimeter by Noel. Goodwin fouled. Hits both. UK takes 34-31 lead into half.
Moving screen on UT… gives Cats ball 31-30 UT with 40 to go… then Goodwin hits the shot (2-8 from the field) to give Cats 32-31 lead
Cauley-Stein in early foul trouble. Vols lead 31-30 in the final minute of the half
So Goodwin’s missed dunk might have been one of the best missed dunks I’ve ever seen. It was also one of the most selfish… seems to be a trend here in the first half. I want to see him play the 2 on 1 like a 2 on one vs a 1 on 1 all the time.
Cats at 39% (11-28).
Timeout. Kentucky leads Tennessee 28-25 with 2:24 left in the half. Very sloppy game thus far.
WCS had 14 TDs and 1500 yards in high school as a WR? Stoops might wanna watch a few more basketball games…
Archie went for the thunder dunk, but botched it. WCS was fouled though.
Lazy pass by Goodwin to Poythress results in a turnover (jump ball) UT missed the shot and Goodwin skyed for the runout dunk. Missed the shot though.
Cats up by 3 with 4:35 to go in the first.
I would have liked to have seen Goodwin pass the ball off to Wiltjer on that run out… pay him back for the hustle
Good hustle by Kyle leads to steal and Goodwin score. Now another Tennessee turnover, UK 25-19 and life in building now
8-0 Run by the Cats in the last 2 minutes
Wiltjer has 10 of Kentucky’s 23 after that bucket
Shots by Harrow after McMoustache with a elbow to his chops
Flagrant-1 foul on McBee for elbow. Harrow makes 1 of 2. Cats up 21-19
Wiltjer swishes another three to give UK back the led, 20-19
Poythress with some offense. A sweet-looking stroke on the 3-pointer. Cats all square at 15
Goodwin has consecutive shots blocked
Tennessee winning transition game. Cats trail 15-12, 12:02 first. Vols have hit 7 of 12 FG to start.
Harrow drives for an and-1 to give UK 8-7 lead heading into TV Timeout.
UT up 7-6 now. Noel swatting Stokes shots left and right.
A layup by Alex and hook shot by WCS has UK up 4-0
Kentucky picking up Tennessee full-court. Sign that UK wants to run.
booing of Tennessee forward Jarnell Stokes when he’s introduced.
Tennessee starting lineup is Jordan McRae, Jarnell Stokes, Josh Richardson, Skylar McBee and Kenny Hall
Noel, Cauley-Stein, Harrow, Poythress, Goodwin are starters as has been the recent trend.