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.