Nov 17, 2013; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard James Young (1) shoots the ball against Robert Morris Colonials forward Lucky Jones (22) at Rupp Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky Wildcats vs. Robert Morris Colonials Post Game News and Notes

Nov 17, 2013; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Julius Randle (30) shoots the ball against Robert Morris Colonials guard Desjuan Newton (10) at Rupp Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Robert Morris at Kentucky  – UK Post-Game Notes

Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky., November 17, 2013

Attendance: 21,600

 

FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 87, Robert Morris 49

 

Team Records, Notes

  • Kentucky is 3-1 and Robert Morris is 2-2.
  • Kentucky leads the series 2-1.
  • Kentucky is now 6-2 all-time against teams currently comprising the Northeast Conference.
  • Kentucky continues the Keightley Classic on Tuesday as the Wildcats play host to Texas-Arlington.  Game time is 7:30 p.m. and it will be televised by Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS).

 

First-Half Facts

  • Kentucky started five freshmen for the first time in school history – Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, James Young, Julius Randle and Marcus Lee.
  • Robert Morris scored the game’s first point on a foul shot at 19:09 before Kentucky took control with a 10-0 run.
  • Aaron Harrison hit three early 3-pointers in staking UK to a 17-2 lead.
  • The Colonials missed their first eight shots from the field and had five turnovers before tallying their first basket at the 11:33 mark.
  • UK had a flourish late in the first half, slamming home a pair of lob dunks – Young to Aaron Harrison and Dominique Hawkins to Willie Cauley-Stein – and went into halftime ahead 44-20.
  • Aaron Harrison led UK with 19 points in the first half, already his highest scoring game as a Wildcat.

 

Second-Half Story   

  • Kentucky stretched its lead to as many as 40 points and finished with an 87-49 win.

 

Team Notes

  • Kentucky used its size advantage to dominate rebounding, 56-33, and points in the paint, 36-16.
    • UK has outrebounded every opponent this season by at least 12 boards.
  • Under Coach John Calipari, UK is 77-3 when holding the opponent to 63 or fewer points.
  • Kentucky has made a 3-point shot in 863 consecutive games, third-longest streak in the nation.

 

Individual Notes

  • Julius Randle has a double-double in all four games this season, totaling 10 points and 15 rebounds tonight.
    • Other Wildcats who have begun a season with at least four consecutive double-doubles include Jim Andrews (seven games), Dan Issel (five in two separate seasons), Cotton Nash (five) and Reggie Hanson (four).

 

  • James Young scored 10 points, his third double-figure game this season.

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  • Willie Cauley-Stein had seven points and grabbed a career-best 13 rebounds.

 

  • Aaron Harrison had 28 points, his most as a Wildcat, including 4-of-7 on 3-pointers and a perfect 10-of-10 at the free-throw stripe.

 

  • Andrew Harrison had eight points and a career-best eight rebounds.

 

  • Dominique Hawkins scored four points, his first tallies as a Wildcat.

 

  • E.J. Floreal saw his first official action at UK and hit the scoring column with a dunk.

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