Men's Basketball

Dec. 21, 2002

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Kentucky is now 6-2. Indiana is 8-1.

Kentucky leads the series 25-21 and has won eight of the last nine games. Thirteen of the last 18 games have been decided by 10 points or less.

Tubby Smith has a 5-1 records vs. Indiana. While at Kentucky, Smith has a record of 32-9 (78.5 percent) in “bounceback” games after losses.

Kentucky has a 3-1 record this season against ranked teams.

Kentucky has an all-time record of 113-29 while playing in Louisville. Kentucky is 50-15 in Freedom Hall and UK has won 10 of its last 11 games in the arena.

Trailing 64-63, Kentucky scored the last seven points of the game. Marquis Estill scored the go-ahead basket with a layup with 13 seconds to play. Keith Bogans made five of six free throws with 2.6 seconds remaining for the final tally.

Key stat: Kentucky outscored Indiana 44-20 in the paint.

Key runs: trailing 24-18 in the first half, Kentucky had a 13-0 run for a 31-24 lead. Trailing 38-28, Indiana jumped back in the game with an 11-2 run.

Kentucky won despite shooting 38.8 percent from the field, the team’s second-lowest showing of the season.

Kentucky had a season-low nine turnovers, with just two miscues in the second half.

Junior forward Erik Daniels made his first start of the season, the second start of his career, and tied his career high for minutes with 27. He claimed seven rebounds, just one shy of his career high for caroms.

After being ineligible to play the first seven games, Cliff Hawkins played 26 minutes and totaled four points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals, and only one turnover.

Senior guard Keith Bogans led the Wildcats with 17 points. In the process, he moved into 14th place on the UK career scoring list with 1,511 points. Bogans passed Melvin Turpin, who tallied 1,509 points.

Kentucky returns to Freedom Hall next Saturday against Louisville. The game begins at noon and will be nationally cablecast by ESPN.

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