Tennessee vs. Kentucky: Recap and Stats

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Tennessee vs. Kentucky: Recap and Stats
Tennessee 65
(8-7, 1-4 away)
Kentucky 75
(11-5, 10-2 home)
Venue: Rupp Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 15, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Tennessee 31 34 65
Kentucky 34 41 75
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Tennessee J McRae 23 J Stokes 5 T Golden 6
Kentucky K Wiltjer 17 N Noel 9 R Harrow 4

On Tuesday, January 15th, Kentucky beat Tennessee 75-65 in SEC action. Nerlens Noel had a big game for the Wildcats and got 12 points and nine rebounds (6 Blk 4 Stl). Kyle Wiltjer had a team-high 17 points and added five rebounds. For the Volunteers, Jordan McRae finished with a game-high 23 points and four rebounds. The next game will be on Saturday, January 19th when Kentucky (11-5, 2-1 SEC) heads to Auburn (8-7, 2-0 SEC).

Kentucky Game Notes

  • The last time UK started the season 11-5 was 1999.
  • The Wildcats have won every game this season (8-0) after recording 8 or more blocks.
  • Kentucky has won 88% of the time this season (7-1) when its field goal percentage has been 49.0% or better.
  • UK has won every game this season (5-0) when opponents record 30 or fewer rebounds.
  • This season Kentucky has won 73% of the time (8-3) when Alex Poythress has 10 points or more, 100% of the time (5-0) when Kyle Wiltjer has 6 field goals made or more, and 78% of the time (7-2) when Nerlens Noel has 9 rebounds or more.
  • The Wildcats have recorded more blocks than their opponents for the past 9 games.
  • This is the 11th game at home this season--UK has a 23.5 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two rebounders (Nerlens Noel and Alex Poythress) accounted for 50.0% of the rebounds.
  • Kyle Wiltjer has led the team in scoring in 5 out of 16 games this season.
  • Nerlens Noel has led the team in rebounding in 12 out of 16 games this season.
  • Nerlens Noel has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • Ryan Harrow has 7 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the 2nd foul out of the season for Archie Goodwin.

Tennessee Game Notes

  • This loss extended the Volunteers losing streak to 4 games.
  • Jordan McRae accounted for 35.3% of the team's points.
  • The bench recorded more rebounds (15) than the starters (12).
  • Jordan McRae has led the team in scoring 6 times in 15 games this season.
  • Jarnell Stokes has led the team in rebounding 6 times in 15 games this season.
  • This marks the 6th 20-point game of Jordan McRae's career.
  • Jordan McRae has 4 straight 20+ point games.
  • This was the 3rd foul out of the season for Jarnell Stokes.
  • This was the 1st foul out of the season for Yemi Makenjuola.
TENN PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJordan McRae362341001
B+Armani Moore12540010
BJarnell Stokes16452012
BDerek Reese22940000
C+Trae Golden29746005
CJosh Richardson36622202
CYemi Makenjuola14230101
C-Skylar McBee11300000
C-Kenny Hall24610012
UK PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ANerlens Noel381292463
AKyle Wiltjer261752021
B+Ryan Harrow331234100
BAlex Poythress241081002
BW. Cauley-Stein15750002
C+Archie Goodwin30823102
CJulius Mays27901001
-Jarrod Polson7000000

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