Boxscore and Game Notes: Kentucky vs Texas A&M

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  • is 14-4, 4-1 in the Southeastern Conference.  is 12-6, 3-2 in league play.
  • leads the series 4-2, including 3-2 in Lexington.
  • This is the only time the teams will meet during the regular season.
  • concludes its three-game homestand Saturday against Georgia. Game time is 1:30 p.m. and will be shown on SEC TV.

 First-Half Facts

  • started Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, James Young, and Willie Cauley-Stein for the 11th-consecutive game.
  • Andrew Harrison opened the scoring with a 3-pointer on the first possession of the game; two minutes later, he hit another triple that put the Wildcats ahead 8-5, a lead they would not relinquish.
  • led by as many as 10 points in the first half (25-15) and went to intermission up 34-27.

Second-Half Story

  • Early in the second half, A&M narrowed the score to 37-33 when scored seven-straight points to give UK a 44-33 lead.  That was the start of a 21-7 run that put the game away for the Wildcats.
  • UK led by as many as 21 points en route to the victory.

 Team Notes

  • Kentucky has won 20 consecutive home games, including 11 straight SEC home contests.
  • UK dominated the rebounding, 42-24, leading to a 15-4 lead in second-chance points.
    • Coming into the game UK led the SEC with a rebounding margin of +11.4.
  • Sparked by Poythress’ 16 points, UK won bench points 25-13.
    • UK is 8-0 this season when the Wildcats win bench points.
  • Kentucky is now 33-0 under Coach Calipari when limiting the opponent to 55 or fewer points.

Individual Notes

  • had a season-high 16 points and added five rebounds and two blocked shots.
    • Poythress is averaging 10.6 points in UK’s five SEC games.
  • James Young chipped in 15 points and seven rebounds.
  • Julius Randle had 13 points and 11 rebounds, his 11th double-double of the season.
  • Dakari Johnson collected six points and seven rebounds.  He was effective on the defensive end with three blocked shots and a steal while affecting multiple shot trajectories.
    • As a team, UK had a +22 points in the +/- statistic when Johnson was in the game tonight.

Andrew Harrison scored eight points, tied his season of eight rebounds and had a game-high four assists