Mar 16, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Kyle Wiltjer (33) shoots the ball against Tennessee Volunteers guard Jordan McRae (52) during the first half at Thompson-Boling Arena. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky Wildcat Basketball Notes From The UK / Tennessee Game


Kentucky Basketball Postgame Notes
Tennessee 88, No. 25/rv Kentucky 58
Feb. 16, 2013
Thompson-Boling Arena – Knoxville, Tenn.
–Kentucky falls to 17-8 overall and 8-4 in Southeastern Conference action. Tennessee improves to 14-10
and 6-6 in league play.
–Despite the loss, Kentucky still leads the series 149-67. Prior to today’s defeat, UK had won six-straight in
the series and now owns wins in 20 of the last 25 meetings.
–Kentucky is 4-4 all-time as the Associated Press’ No. 25 ranked team.
–Kentucky returns to action on Wednesday, Feb. 20 for the first of three-straight at home. UK welcomes
Vanderbilt to Rupp Arena for an 8 p.m. ET tip to air on the SEC Network.
Team Game Notes
–Kentucky used the starting combination of Jarrod Polson, Archie Goodwin, Willie Cauley-Stein, Kyle
Wiltjer and Julius Mays for the first time this season. That lineup is 0-1 on the year.
–Alex Poythress was the first sub off the bench for the Blue and White. This marked the third time this
season he’s been the first substitution for the Cats.
-Mays connected on Kentucky’s first 3-point attempt on UK’s first made field goal of the first half. The
basket extended UK’s 3-point streak to 852 consecutive games which is a standard that ranks as the third
longest such streak in the nation.
–Kentucky trailed 50-26 at the half. The 24-point deficit was the largest of the season for UK. The Wildcats
are now 1-6 when trailing at the break.
–UK had three players (Poythress, Cauley-Stein and Harrow) foul out. It marked the first time three players
fouled out for Kentucky since Jan. 8, 2011 at Georgia.
Individual Player Notes
#4 Jon Hood
–The junior played a season-high 15 minutes; he had previously played 11 minutes against Lafayette on
Nov. 16, 2012.
–Pulled down a team-high three offensive rebounds.
–Scored four points which is the most in SEC play this season for Hood.
#5 Jarrod Polson
–The junior made his first career start.
–Scored a career-high 11 points, topping his previous high of 10 vs. Maryland in the season opener.
–Scored four or more points in consecutive games for the first time in his career.
–Has sunk a 3-pointer in a career-long three-game stretch.
–Connected on a career-high four-of-four free throw attempts. Both the makes and the attempts were
career-best marks.
#15 Willie Cauley-Stein
–Had two blocks, marking the first multi-block game for the 7-0 forward since swatting two shots against
South Carolina.
#22 Alex Poythress
–Drew his first two career charges running the team total to 10 for the season.
#33 Kyle Wiltjer
–Scored 18 points and has now reached double-figure scoring in 14 games this season and 19 times in his
career.
#34 Julius Mays
–Connected on his first two 3-point attempts of the first half and has now drilled multiple shots from long
range in 10 of his last 11 games.
–Scored 12 points and has reached double-figure scoring in five-straight games.

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