Dec 28, 2013; Lexington, KY, USA; Louisville Cardinals guard Terry Rosier (0) is defended by Kentucky Wildcats guard James Young (1) in the first half at Rupp Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky Wildcats beat Louisville Cardinals, 73-66


The annual rivalry game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Kentucky Wildcats had more at stake in this meeting than it typically has. That’s because both teams are playing a in conferences that will finish among the worst among and BCS conference.

Quality wins are going to be very hard to come by from here on out for both squads, and today’s game may have been the best chance for either team to get a win vs. a top-20 foe.

Both teams played with a sense of urgency throughout as if it were an NCAA Tournament game, and in the end, it was the Cats who came out on top thanks to a monster 17-point  first-half by Julius Randle and the first career double-double by James Young (17 points and 10 rebounds).

We’ll have a full recap shortly. In the meantime, here’s the boxscore:

Louisville Cardinals
STARTERS
FGM-A
3PM-A
FTM-A
OREB
DREB
REB
AST
STL
BLK
TO
PF
PTS
Montrezl Harrell, F 2-2 0-0 2-2 2 2 4 0 1 1 0 3 6
Mangok Mathiang, F 2-2 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 0 4 1 1 4
Russ Smith, G 7-19 0-4 5-10 1 1 2 4 1 0 4 4 19
Wayne Blackshear, G 1-4 0-2 3-4 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 5 5
Chris Jones, G 7-13 3-9 1-1 0 3 3 2 1 0 2 3 18
BENCH
FGM-A
3PM-A
FTM-A
OREB
DREB
REB
AST
STL
BLK
TO
PF
PTS
Akoy Agau, F 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
Chane Behanan, F 0-3 0-0 0-0 2 5 7 0 0 0 3 2 0
Stephan Van Treese, F 0-0 0-0 1-2 4 1 5 0 0 0 1 1 1
Luke Hancock, F 3-11 2-8 0-1 0 3 3 2 1 0 0 2 8
Terry Rozier, G 1-3 1-2 2-2 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 5
TOTALS
FGM-A
3PM-A
FTM-A
OREB
DREB
REB
AST
STL
BLK
TO
PF
PTS
23-57 6-25 14-22 12 24 36 8 6 5 13 25 66
40.4% 24.0% 63.6%

Kentucky Wildcats

STARTERS
FGM-A
3PM-A
FTM-A
OREB
DREB
REB
AST
STL
BLK
TO
PF
PTS
Willie Cauley-Stein, F 1-3 0-0 0-0 3 6 9 0 1 3 0 4 2
Julius Randle, F 7-8 0-1 3-6 1 2 3 0 0 0 2 1 17
James Young, G 5-17 3-8 5-9 4 6 10 4 1 0 2 2 18
Aaron Harrison, G 5-12 0-3 0-0 0 4 4 1 0 0 4 2 10
Andrew Harrison, G 6-16 0-1 6-12 3 1 4 2 1 0 3 3 18
BENCH
FGM-A
3PM-A
FTM-A
OREB
DREB
REB
AST
STL
BLK
TO
PF
PTS
Alex Poythress, F 3-4 0-0 1-2 1 4 5 0 0 0 0 3 7
Dakari Johnson, C 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Dominique Hawkins, G 0-1 0-1 1-1 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 4 1
TOTALS
FGM-A
3PM-A
FTM-A
OREB
DREB
REB
AST
STL
BLK
TO
PF
PTS
27-62 3-14 16-30 17 26 43 8 3 3 11 19 73
43.5% 21.4% 53.3%

 

 

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