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Official Basketball Box Score
Columbia vs Kentucky
12/10/14 7:00 pm at Rupp Arena - Lexington, Ky.


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VISITORS: Columbia 5-3
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
32 McComber, Chris..... f  1-5    1-5    0-0    1  1  2   3   3  0  0  0  0  25
23 Osetkowski, Cory.... c  3-4    0-0    0-2    4  2  6   2   6  3  2  2  0  32
00 Castlin, Kyle....... g  3-6    0-1    2-2    2  0  2   3   8  1  2  0  0  30
02 Cohen, Isaac........ g  1-2    0-0    0-0    1  2  3   3   2  1  3  0  0  26
12 Lo, Maodo........... g  6-17   4-10   0-0    0  7  7   0  16  1  0  0  3  37
01 Coby, Jeff..........    0-2    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   2   0  0  1  0  0  10
05 Frankoski, Steve....    1-6    1-4    0-0    0  0  0   1   3  0  0  0  0  15
14 Jackson, Kendall....    1-1    1-1    0-0    0  0  0   0   3  0  0  0  0   1
15 Hickman, Nate.......    0-2    0-1    0-0    0  2  2   0   0  0  0  0  0   5
20 Quinn, Paddy........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
21 Springwater, Noah...    1-1    1-1    0-0    0  1  1   1   3  0  1  0  0   8
33 Petrasek, Luke......    1-2    0-1    0-0    0  1  1   3   2  0  0  0  0   9
52 Voss, Conor.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
   TEAM................                         1  3  4             1
   Totals..............   18-48   8-25   2-4    9 19 28  18  46  6 10  2  3 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  9-24 37.5%   2nd Half:  9-24 37.5%   Game: 37.5%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  5-13 38.5%   2nd Half:  3-12 25.0%   Game: 32.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  2-2  100 %   2nd Half:  0-2   0.0%   Game: 50.0%    1


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HOME TEAM: Kentucky 10-0
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
12 Towns, Karl-Anthony. f  3-8    0-1    0-0    0  3  3   1   6  1  0  3  1  19
15 Cauley-Stein, Willie f  4-7    0-0    2-3    5  5 10   0  10  1  1  1  0  28
22 Poythress, Alex..... f  2-3    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   2   4  0  0  0  0  15
02 Harrison, Aaron..... g  6-15   1-5    1-1    2  1  3   1  14  3  0  0  3  33
05 Harrison, Andrew.... g  1-12   0-5    2-4    1  2  3   3   4  3  0  0  1  32
00 Lee, Marcus.........    1-1    0-0    0-0    3  0  3   0   2  0  1  0  1  15
25 Hawkins, Dominique..    0-1    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  1  1  0  0   7
35 Willis, Derek.......    1-4    1-4    2-2    1  0  1   0   5  0  0  0  0   9
41 Lyles, Trey.........    3-8    0-1    1-2    4  6 10   0   7  2  0  2  0  30
44 Johnson, Dakari.....    1-1    0-0    2-5    1  0  1   1   4  0  1  0  0  12
   TEAM................                         3  2  5
   Totals..............   22-60   2-17  10-17  21 20 41   9  56 11  4  6  6 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  9-27 33.3%   2nd Half: 13-33 39.4%   Game: 36.7%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-7  14.3%   2nd Half:  1-10 10.0%   Game: 11.8%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  4-8  50.0%   2nd Half:  6-9  66.7%   Game: 58.8%   5,2


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Officials: Antinio Petty, Tony Henderson, Olandis Poole
Technical fouls: Columbia-None. Kentucky-None.
Attendance: 22112
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Columbia......................   25   21  -   46
Kentucky......................   23   33  -   56

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