Kentucky-Missouri Postgame Notes

Feb. 24, 2013

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 19-8 overall, 10-4 in the Southeastern Conference.
  • Missouri is 19-8 overall, 8-6 in the league
  • Kentucky leads the series 5-0, including 3-0 in games played in Lexington.
  • Kentucky is 2-0 in overtime games this season
  • Kentucky completes its three-game homestand Wednesday as the Wildcats host Mississippi State at 8 p.m. The game will be televised on the SEC Network.

First-Half Facts

  • Kentucky started with the lineup of Ryan Harrow, Julius Mays, Archie Goodwin, Alex Poythress and Willie Cauley-Stein for the second-straight game
  • After Kentucky got the first basket, Missouri scored seven in a row for a 7-2 lead
  • Ahead 21-15, Missouri got a 7-0 run to go up 28-15, the biggest lead of the half
  • Kentucky responded with a 9-0 run to pull within 28-24
  • Missouri led 35-31 at halftime
    • After rallying for the win, UK is now 2-7 this season after trailing at halftime

Second-Half Story

  • Goodwin opened the second half with a three-pointer and a breakaway dunk, giving the Wildcats a 36-35 lead
  • Trailing 51-49, UK got a 13-4 spurt to go up 62-55
  • Trailing 73-71, Missouri went ahead with four-straight points, including the tie-breaking layup from Phil Pressey with 57 seconds remaining
  • Cauley-Stein tied it with a layup with 40 seconds remaining
  • Each team missed shots in the closing seconds to send it to overtime tied at 75


  • Trailing 79-77, UK went ahead for good with six-straight points for an 83-79 lead
  • UK made 7 of 8 foul shots in the final minute of overtime
  • UK won the extra period 15-8, with Mays scoring eight of the 15 points

Team Notes

  • Kentucky shot 50.8 percent from the field. It's the second game in a row that the Wildcats topped the 50 percent mark, and UK is 10-0 this season when making at least half their shots.
  • After being outrebounded 27-18 in the first half, UK won the boardwork 23-12 in the second half and overtime. All totaled, UK won the rebounding 41-39.
    • Missouri came into the game leading the SEC in rebounding margin at +10.2

Individual Notes

  • Willie Cauley-Stein had seven points, a career-high-tying 12 rebounds and a career-high seven blocked shots
  • Archie Goodwin had 18 points, all in the second half and overtime.
    • His 19th double-figure scoring game of the season
    • Made a pair of 3-pointers, his first triples since the Texas A&M game on Jan. 12
  • Ryan Harrow had 16 points, a career-high eight rebounds and six assists
    • 16 points for Harrow, the most for him since getting 16 on Jan. 10 at Vanderbilt
    • UK is 10-0 this season when Harrow has at least four assists
  • Julius Mays tallied 24 points, most for him during his season at UK
    • Had three points in the first half, 13 in the second half and eight in overtime
    • Has made a three in 16-straight games
    • Has made at least two threes in seven-straight games
    • Had six rebounds and UK is 5-0 when he has six or more rebounds
  • Alex Poythress had 21 points, his sixth 20-point outing of the season, and gathered seven rebounds