NCAA College Basketball: Kentucky Wildcats 62 Georgia Bulldogs 72

Mar 7, 2013; Athens, GA, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Kyle Wiltjer (33) shoots between Georgia Bulldogs forward Nemanja Djurisic (42) and guard Kenny Gaines (12) in the first half at Stegeman Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Wildcats traveled to Georgia to face off against the Bulldogs in a must-win game.  They entered the game listed as one of the first four teams out of the NCAA tournament.  The Cats had a slow first half due in part to their poor shooting.  They were 1-9 on three-pointers, 3-10 on free throws, and shot under 40 % from the field overall.  Despite their subpar shooting, the Cats only trailed by five points at halftime because Georgia wasn’t shooting the ball well either.  The second half didn’t get any easier for the Cats.  They continued to struggle shooting the ball and simply seemed outhustled at times.  They shot 6-26 on three-pointers and allowed the Bulldogs to dominate the offensive boards and take advantage of second-chance opportunities.  The Bulldogs also shot well from the free throw line and accumulated a double-digit lead that the Cats couldn’t overcome.  The loss of Noel is really taking its toll and the team seems all out of sorts. This loss certainly doesn’t help their chances of making the NCAA tournament.

Stats:

> Ryan Harrow- 11 points and 4 rebounds

> Alex Poythress- 4 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists

> Archie Goodwin- 20 points and 6 rebounds

> Julius Mays- 0 points, 2 rebounds, and 1 assist

> Kyle Wiltjer- 12 points, 4 rebounds, and 1 assist

> Willie Cauley-Stein- 10 points, 11 rebounds, and 2 assists

Topics: Kentucky Basketball

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