P # Name Pts. Rebs. Assts
G 10 Archie Goodwin 13.7 4.6 3.2
• Team’s leading scorer, had 16 points vs. Vandy
G 12 Ryan Harrow 9.5 2.3 3.0
• Scored 12 points and added four assists vs. Vandy
F 15 Willie Cauley-Stein 8.1 5.4 1.7^
• Logged career-high 20 points vs. Commodores
F 22 Alex Poythress 11.5 6.1 0.5
• Pulled down multiple rebounds in every game this year
G 34 Julius Mays 9.4 3.0 3.1
• Sunk at least one 3-pointer in 15-straight games
P # Name Pts. Rebs. Assts
G 1 Phil Pressey 11.8 3.3 6.9
• Preseason SEC POY, leads conference in assists
G 5 Keion Bell 11.6 4.2 1.3~
• Shooting .877 from free throw line
F 21 Laurence Bowers 14.2 6.1 0.9^
• Dbl-dbl with 17 points, 10 rebs vs. Florida
G 32 Jabari Brown 14.5 3.9 0.8
• Leading scorer, had 12 points against the Gators
F 42 Alex Oriakhi 10.3 8.6 1.6^
• Leads team in rebounding and blocks
UK 90 Mizzou 82
That oughta punch our NCAA ticket. If not, the selection committee needs to chat with the Iron Sheik.
Hits the second. 18 for Archie.
Goodwin to the line. Misses 1st. Shock.
Pressey down the lane for 2. Pressey with 27. 89-83 UK. 16 seconds to go.
Mays hit em both…again.
87-81 UK. Brown misses 3. Mays fouled by Oriakhi. Fouls out with 16 points and 15 rebounds.
Mays is ice ice baby
Pressey rushed a 3. WCS rebound. Mays fouled. Shots coming.
Harrow hits em both. 4 point UK lead.
Mays to Harrow who is fouled by Brown. Harrow to the line for 2.
Pressey right back for the 2. 83-81.
Poythress hits them both for a two possession lead! 83-79 UK.
Pressey with the TO to Poythress then AP gets fouled!
Goodwin with the backdoor lay in from Harrow!!
Best D all season right there.
Mizzou passing all around. Bell with his 7th block. Tie up gives ball to Mizzou with 8 on shot clock.
50-50 ball to UK
WCS misses both. 79-77 after Pressey hits 2. Mays answers.
Willie misses the dunk but going to the line for 2. 1-5 thus far
Mays with the CLUTCH FT’s
Pressey the other way for the Mizzou lead.
OT starts rough for both. Harrow misses the floater.
Overtime in Lexington, KY!
Mays launches from 40 and we’re playing 5 more…
Pressey wants Archie to pay
Goodwin on Pressey
I’m dying here man…
This has been a fabulous game by both teams.
WCS with the two to tie! 75-75. 36 seconds left. 31 left on the shot clock for Mizzou.
55.2 seconds stand between the NCAA and NIT potentially for UK
WCS loses the ball. Pressey the other way for 2. 75-73 Mizzou.
Crowd doesn’t care for the call. Nor do I.
These games make me an old man. Steal by WCS. Foul on Poythress?
Mays finishes 2-3 at the line. 73-71 UK.
Mays fakes the 3 and draws the 5th on Bowers.
Stupid Archie. Bad decisions. Tie game 71-71.
Is it too much to ask for Goodwin to hit two FT’s? In a row? Pressey for 2.
Goodwin fouled by Bell. Goodwin to the line.
After this game, I’m going to need a month to recover…
Pressey is a magician. Mercurial but a great PG.
This is a man’s game.
WWWOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!! Mays with the 3!!!!!!!!!
Oriakhi with the 2.
What??? Pressey misses but lose the rebound.
WCS blocked and fouled by Bowers.
Well designed inbounds play gets WCS to the line for two.
Lot of juggling going on by the Cats.
Pressey hits a 3 and has 17. Mays picks up dribble and has to call a TO.
“You gotta grab and squeeze.” Mike Pratt
Mays loses the ball then picks up foul. Mizzou in bonus after next UK foul.
I mean, for real, Alex Poythress. Now you’re just making me retroactively more mad at why we never saw you play like this.
— Aaron Smith (@ASmithRivals) February 24, 2013
Poythress is a beast right now.
“Too much man for Jabari Brown is Alex Poythress.” Tom Leach
MEDIA TO: Kentucky 64, Missouri 57. 7:25 2 H | Poythress 17, Harrow 14, Goodwin 14 (all 2nd half), Mays 11. WCS – 4 pts, 8 rebs, 6 blks.
— Chip Miller (@UKBIGBLUENATION) February 24, 2013
Archie is playing out of his mind.
Pressey with the block on Harrow. Mizzou’s ball. 64-57 UK.
Alright. I’ve got nothing left for Archie. What is going on??
WCS deflects and Mays recovers.
Mays to the photographers on the baseline. Oops.
Poythress buys the fake and gives up the 2.
Holy Wow what in the world is going on?!?!?!?! Mays with a 3!!!! Mizzou TO. 62-55 UK. 9:04 left.
Julius Mays with the valve off the double team of WCS. Push off on Mizzou the other way. This is getting away from Mizzou. Wow.
Pressey answers with a 3.
Poythress will NOT be denied after the foul And-1. 57-52 UK.
WCS isn’t settling for anything except blocks.
Maybe Poythress should pretend we don’t need these FT’s. 15 for Poythress. 55-52 UK
Poythress is drawing fouls and not committing them. What the what?
Let’s all be thankful I’m not blogging the adverts too…it’s tough not to
Word is there is a lot of NBA Scouts at this UK vs. Mizzou game.
— Erin Ashley Simon (@ErinAshleyS) February 24, 2013
Archie is playing up to his ranking. Love that guy.
Goodwin for 2 or 3 depending! Archie has come alive!
Poythress is indeed in beast mode. Another board.
Poythress with the weak side put back. Tie game.
Bowers ahead with the lay in. Mizzou back up front 51-49.
Mays with the miss. Harrow with the rebound. Mays misses again.
Oriakhi with the And 1.
Apparently Goodwin was tired of watching his draft stock plummet.
Failed lob but Mays with the tap out to remain with the Cats.
WCS is grinding down low. Missed 2. Rebounded 2. Jump ball with possession UK.
Goodwin deflected it off Mizzou out of bounds.
WCS with the block. Jump ball.
Archie with a questionable shot. Shock.
Pressey out because he can’t keep his hands to himself.
Derek Anderson is tonight’s Y. He’s wearing a UK football jersey, UK hat and sitting next to Ellen Calipari tonight.
— Ben Roberts (@NextCats) February 24, 2013
Oh now…let’s not let him know that.
That was an NBA level move by Poythress.
Pressey is quick and Brown hits a 3. Pressey picks up his 3rd.
Poythress is a magician with the fake and spin. Wow.
UK another 3!!! Oriakhi answers with a 2.
Oriakhi hits both. 42-41 UK.
Goodwin with a quick 7. Replaced by Polson.
Goodwin. That’s good Archie right there.
42-39 UK. Oriakhi fouled by Goodwin down low.
WCS is struggling with condition but his heart is enormous. Goodwin with the goaltended 2 and UK ahead by 3.
Harrow with his patented floater.
WCS spins his way to 2 more! UK back on top by 1. Oriakhi answered. 39-38 Mizzou.
Pressey popped for another foul.
Goodwin with the drive and miss. Mizzou with a lay in the other way. 37-36 Mizzou.
Goodwin with the steal of Pressey and to the basket for 2!!!
Pressey is quick but WCS is a man. Goodwin drains the 3!
With the way the Cats played the first 10 mins, I’ll take it.
Kentucky 1-7 when down at the Half. Not good.
Pressey buries the 3 but Harrow to WCS just before the half!
Wiltjer hits em both. 32-29 Mizzou.
Harrow misses the floater as does Pressey. Wiltjer with 2 after being fouled.
Mays misses the 3 and give Mizzou 3 chances to score. They do.
POYTHRESS FOR 3!!!! 30-27 Mizzou
Bad call on the Mizzou out of bounds. Ross scores at the rim.
Cats on a 9-0 run.
Jon Hood has checked into the game.
Wow. We don’t make ANYTHING look easy. Harrow hits them both. 12 points in the half. 28-24 Mizzou.
Poythress with the FT miss. Harrow fouled by Bowers on the drive. Almost finished. Going to the line for two.
Mays will save us!
Ross with the drive and Polson the foul. 1-1 coming up. Goodwin back in and Polson sits.
Out of the TO, Mays buries the 3! 28-21 Mizzou
Player with the biggest plus-minus positive number in the game now on the bench with 2 fouls (Oriakhi, +11). Biggest negative: Goodwin (-15)
— Eric Crawford (@ericcrawford) February 24, 2013
4 Mizzou turnovers. Media TO.
Harrow pokes the ball from Pressey but can’t recover the ball. Refs talk it over and UK Ball!!!!
Cats cut the Missouri lead to 28-19 w/ 3:59 until the half. Still only two Cats (Harrow and Poythres) with made FGs. Everyone sle is 0 of 10
— CoachCal.com (@CoachCalDotCom) February 24, 2013
Gotta get tough. Mizzou will crack.
This is vintage Pressey. They’re cancelling our bad Archie.
Pressey to Polson to Harrow for the FT line jumper!!!
Harrow to Poythress ends the near 5 minute drought!!!
Oriakhi picks up his second.
28-15 Mizzou. Largest lead.
Goodwin with another foul.
26-15. Biggest lead tonight. Goodwin to no one in particular.
Foul on Poythress but it’s his first. Team 6th.
UK is getting out toughed right now.
Bench warning issued to UK.
Mays called for the foul on Bowers. BS call. B. S.
Long night if we keep shooting like this.
Harrow for an inexplicable 3. Pressey to Bowers for the wide open dunk. 23-15 Mizzou.
Oriakhi misses lefty. Misses again. After another miss, Mays digs it out.
Harrow 8Poythress 5rest of team 2 points
— Paul Jordan (@WildcatBlueNatn) February 24, 2013
Steal by Mizzou. Foul by Harrow.
Wiltjer shooting his 2. First miss. Second good. Harrow in for Wiltjer.
Warning issued to Missouri bench.
— John Clay (@johnclayiv) February 24, 2013
That’s now 18 of 21 points for Mizzou scored in the paint. Layup, layup, layup, layup, layup, layup, layup.
— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) February 24, 2013
Julius Mays just looked at Archie and said, “PLEASE PASS THE BALL”
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) February 24, 2013
We don’t need bad Archie tonight.
Shooting foul on Wiltjer by Bowers. FT’s forthcoming.
Just like that, Pressey to Bell. 7 different Tigers have scored.
Goodwin with the drive, ball is knocked out of bounds. UK touched last. Mizzou the other way. Ross with the drive and blocking call on WCS.
Cal may have a coronary after that call…
Tough break for UK on the rebound. Goodwin for Harrow. Ryan is limping a bit.
19-13 with a FT coming…and he converts!
Harrow, Poythress and WCS need some help.
Poythress with the put back and foul!!!
Poythress has got to be strong in the paint.
Wiltjer’s 3 in and out. Oriakhi touched it last so it’s UK’s ball.
Cauley-Stein with the block!
Harrow attacks Pressey and finishes at the dish.
Pressey with the floater. He’s playing under control. Not great news.
Kyle Wiltjer can’t be kept out of the post. Foul on Ross. Wiltjer missed the first. Hits the 2nd. 17-9 Mizzou.
Oriakhi is a traveling man.
Second FT in and out.
Cauley-Stein missed the FT. Shock.
Fouls aren’t being called often but most are on Mizzou. That works.
As I predicted earlier, we’re getting handled down low.
Mizzou is 47% from the field while UK is 29. See the problem?
Kentucky must be better at staying in front of Missouri on the dribble. Problem: In 3 games without Noel, they haven’t ever shown they can.
— Aaron Smith (@ASmithRivals) February 24, 2013
We’re playing with a lot of energy but not with great control or communication.
Great block by WCS but Mizzou still scores. UK’s ball after ball out of bounds on Mizzou.
Polson with another miss. WCS loses to Oriakhi every time.
Pressey through Polson and the lay in. UK with the TO.
Ross rebounds Polson’s 3. 0-3 as a team thus far.
Wow…chances for UK to be busted with an offensive foul, and they didn’t.
Defensive position not good for UK. No rotation. Ross with the lay in.
Wiltjer to Harrow backdoor. Harrow with 6 of UK’s 8.
No help off the dribble. Wiltjer burned.
Poythress with the jump hook miss. Mizzou the other way.
Polson in for Mays
Alex Oriakhi would have been a huge get and positive influence for UK this season.
Derek Anderson just took his seat courtside. Must have heard he’s Willie Cauley-Stein’s favorite Wildcat.
— Jon Hale (@JonKyForward) February 24, 2013
Harrow scrapping for the rebound. Wiltjer backing down Brown and it’s a blocking foul. Media TO
Poythress turning in his beast mode audition. 9-6 Mizzou.
Mizzou is relentless on the post. Just pushing our bigs around. 9-4 Mizzou.
Goodwin to the tin. Jump ball and the correct team was awarded the ball. John Robic is happy.
WCS has tough hands.
Harrow with a nice tip-in.
Harrow missed the 3. Bowers with the board. Then with the 3. 3-14 in SEC play.
Pressey with the first foul. Hand checking.
Love the energy so far. Gotta keep it up.
Pressey is damn quick. Other way for the lead 4-2
WCS has to grab that rebound.
Bank’s open for Harrow on the 18 footer. UK 2-0
Great defense by the Cats. Front court looking strong.
WCS and Poythress with off rebounds. No points.
Oriakhi is a big dude but WCS cannot be intimidated
Mays misses the 3 and Oriakhi with his 1st rebound. Mizzou with the turnover the other way.
There’s the horn. Ball up. Kentucky wins.
Tip is coming…
Calipari has used 6 different lineups this season. Mizzou-8
I’ve been to Rupp many times. Nothing like their intro.
A lot was made of the poor officiating against TN in one Doug Shows and unfortunately we get Teddy Valentine. Somewhere Mark Emmert is smiling.
Starting line ups are going to be announced here in a few.
These two teams haven’t played here since Adolph Rupp was the coach. Yeah, it’s been a while.
We are about 3 minutes away from Tip Off and I think we can say a win here will put us squarely in the tourney and that’s all that matters at this point.
Good Evening Big Blue Nation!