Texas A&M vs. Kentucky: Recap and Stats

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Texas A&M vs. Kentucky: Recap and Stats
Texas A&M 83
(12-3, 2-2 away)
Kentucky 71
(10-5, 9-2 home)
Venue: Rupp Arena
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, January 12, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Texas A&M 36 47 83
Kentucky 31 40 71
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Texas A&M E Turner 17 R Turner 6 A Caruso 3
Kentucky A Goodwin 15 N Noel 9 A Goodwin 3

Although they were big favorites on Saturday, January 12th, Kentucky got beat at home by Texas A&M 83-71 in conference play. Nerlens Noel got 15 points and 11 rebounds (7 Blk 6 Ast 4 Stl) for the Wildcats, earning a double-double. Alex Poythress had 12 points and added six rebounds. For the Aggies, Elston Turner finished with a mind-blowing 40 points (6 Reb 4 Ast), including 6-of-10 shooting from three-point range. Next up for Kentucky (10-5, 1-1 SEC) is Tennessee (8-6, 0-2 SEC) on Tuesday, January 15th on their home court.

Kentucky Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 0:29 left to go.
  • Kentucky started 10-5 during the 2005, 2000, and 1999 seasons (since 1996).
  • Kentucky has lost 100% of the time this season (0-3) after recording 30 or fewer rebounds.
  • The Wildcats have recorded more blocks than their opponents for the past 8 games.
  • This is the 10th game at home this season--UK has a 24.9 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Archie Goodwin and Nerlens Noel) accounted for 45.0% of the points.
  • Nerlens Noel accounted for 36.6% of the team's rebounds.
  • Archie Goodwin has led the team in scoring in 7 out of 15 games this season.
  • Nerlens Noel has led the team in rebounding in 11 out of 15 games this season.
  • Nerlens Noel recorded the 5th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Nerlens Noel recorded a double-double. It was the 2nd of his career.
  • Ryan Harrow has 6 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the 1st foul out of the season for Willie Cauley-Stein.

Texas A&M Game Notes

  • Elston Turner recorded a team season high in points with 40, field goals made with 14, three-pointers with 6, and three pointers attempted with 10.
  • Elston Turner accounted for 48.1% of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Kourtney Roberson and Elston Turner) accounted for 42.8% of the rebounds.
  • Elston Turner has led the team in scoring 9 times in 15 games this season.
  • Kourtney Roberson has led the team in rebounding 6 times in 15 games this season.
  • This marks the 11th 20-point game of Elston Turner's career.
  • Elston Turner has 15 straight double-digit point games.
  • Elston Turner set career highs with 40 points, 14 field goals made, and 6 three-pointers.
  • Fabyon Harris has 4 straight double-digit point games.
TAMU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Elston Turner374064000
AAlex Caruso19463211
AK. Roberson281090101
B+Jordan Green16424201
B+Fabyon Harris301402100
B-Jarod Jahns30240000
C+Ray Turner15630002
CJ`Mychal Reese18322003
-Andrew Young7000002
UK PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Nerlens Noel3915116470
AAlex Poythress211261000
C+Archie Goodwin341721004
C+Ryan Harrow391432005
C+Julius Mays23704000
C+W. Cauley-Stein24630000
DKyle Wiltjer19020001

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