Kentucky vs. Robert Morris : Full Game Preview

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Kentucky vs. Robert Morris : Full Game Preview
Kentucky
(21-11, 4-8 away)
Robert Morris
(23-10, 12-3 home)
Venue: Charles L. Sewall Center
7:30PM ET / 4:30PM PT, March 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Kentucky A Goodwin 14.0 N Noel 9.5 R Harrow 2.9
Robert Morris K Anderson 12.7 L Jones 6.1 V Jones 5.2

No. 1-seeded Kentucky takes on No. 8-seeded Robert Morris in the first round of the NIT at Charles L. Sewall Center on Tuesday. It gets started at 7:30 p.m. ET and you can see it on ESPN. The Wildcats have not played the Colonials since the 1993-94 season, when they won 92-67.

The Wildcats were defeated by Vanderbilt 64-48 on Mar. 15 despite 12 points and five rebounds from Archie Goodwin. At 14.0, he paces the team in points per game. The Colonials were defeated by Mount St. Mary's 69-60 on Mar. 9 despite 15 points from Anthony Myers-Pate. He contributes 2.7 assists per game in addition to his 6.0 points per game.

Robert Morris StatSmack

  • Since 1998, Kentucky has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Robert Morris (32 vs. zero).
  • The Kentucky scoring leader (Archie Goodwin, 436 points) has more points than the Robert Morris scoring leader (Karvel Anderson, 393 points).
  • Kentucky has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than Robert Morris this season (two vs. zero).
  • Kentucky has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Robert Morris (nine vs. two).
  • Kentucky is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Kentucky is 212 lbs compared to 187 lbs for Robert Morris.
  • AP voters think more highly of Kentucky and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Robert Morris (145 vs. three).
  • Kentucky attacks the glass, with more rebounds (38.5 per game vs. 32.2 per game) than Robert Morris this season.
  • Nerlens Noel is ranked 4th nationally in blocks.
  • The Kentucky blocks leader (Nerlens Noel, 106 blocks) has more blocks than the Robert Morris blocks leader (Stephan Hawkins, 24 blocks).
  • Kentucky has a significantly better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (78.2 percent to 49.5 percent).
  • Kentucky does a better job contesting shots (38.8 percent allowed vs. 44.8 percent allowed) than Robert Morris this season.
UK Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Nerlens Noel 32 10 9 2 2 4 2
B Archie Goodwin 32 14 5 3 1 1 3
B Alex Poythress 25 12 6 1 0 0 2
B- W. Cauley-Stein 23 8 6 1 1 2 2
B- Julius Mays 33 9 3 3 0 0 1
C+ Kyle Wiltjer 24 11 4 2 0 0 1
C+ Ryan Harrow 28 10 3 3 1 0 2
D+ Jarrod Polson 13 3 2 1 0 0 1
D Jon Hood 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Twany Beckham 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
RMU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Lucky Jones 28 12 6 2 1 0 2
C Russell Johnson 27 11 6 2 2 1 2
C Velton Jones 25 11 2 5 2 0 2
C Karvel Anderson 25 13 3 1 1 0 1
C Coron Williams 25 9 2 1 1 0 1
C Mike McFadden 25 8 4 1 1 0 2
C- A. Myers-Pate 23 6 2 3 1 0 2
D David Appolon 14 3 2 1 1 0 1
D Stephan Hawkins 12 3 2 0 0 1 1
D Vaughn Morgan 14 2 2 0 1 1 1
D Keith Armstrong 9 1 2 0 0 0 0
D Shane Sweigart 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
D Treadwell Lewis 3 0 0 0 0 0 1

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