Boxscore
Kentucky 69, Louisville 62
Saturday, December 31, 2011 12:00 PM
Location - Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky
Officials - Tony Greene, Jamie Luckie, Michael Stephens
Attendance - 24387

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Louisville 33 29 62
Kentucky 36 33 69

Recap


Freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had career highs of 24 points and 19 rebounds to help No. 3 Kentucky to a 69-62 win over No. 4 Louisville in the annual Battle of the Bluegrass.

Kentucky (13-1) also got 18 points, 10 rebounds and six blocked shots from Anthony Davis and 10 points from Doron Lamb.

Louisville (12-2) was led by Russ Smith, who scored 30 points with five rebounds.  Gorgui Dieng had six blocks and five rebounds, but scored only five points.

The game was a struggle between two good defensive teams. Kentucky shot only 29.8 percent from the field (17 of 57) and Louisville shot only 32.3 percent (20 of 62), with the difference coming on the glass, where the Wildcats dominated, 37-21.

Kentucky has now beaten its in-state rival for three straight years and leads the series 29-16. The Wildcats have won five straight and extended their homecourt winning streak to 44 games.

Louisville Cardinals

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Gorgui Dieng 33:00 2-5 0-0 1-2 0 5 5 0 4 1 3 6 5
Chris Smith 21:00 2-10 1-3 2-2 2 1 3 0 3 3 0 0 7
Chane Behanan 15:00 1-3 0-0 2-2 2 3 5 1 5 0 1 0 4
Kyle Kuric 38:00 1-4 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 1 4 1 1 0 2
Peyton Siva 29:00 2-13 0-4 4-6 0 2 2 4 4 1 3 1 8
Rakeem Buckles 15:00 1-4 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 0 4 0 2 0 2
Russ Smith 27:00 10-20 3-8 7-10 2 3 5 0 3 3 3 0 30
Kevin Ware 4:00 0-1 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Jared Swopshire 17:00 1-2 0-1 2-3 0 2 2 0 2 3 0 1 4
Elisha Justice 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 20-62 4-18 18-27 8 20 28 6 29 12 14 8 62
  32.3% 22.2% 66.7% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 14

Kentucky Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Darius Miller 32:00 2-8 1-3 2-2 3 1 4 1 4 0 8 0 7
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 39:00 7-16 2-4 8-13 6 13 19 1 3 0 0 0 24
Anthony Davis 27:00 3-4 0-0 12-13 2 8 10 0 3 3 2 6 18
Doron Lamb 24:00 1-7 0-3 8-9 0 0 0 2 4 0 4 0 10
Marquis Teague 29:00 1-8 0-3 2-2 0 3 3 5 5 0 4 1 4
Terrence Jones 30:00 1-9 0-1 0-4 3 8 11 0 1 3 1 0 2
Kyle Wiltjer 15:00 2-5 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 4
Twany Beckham 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Eloy Vargas 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 17-57 3-16 32-43 14 35 49 10 22 6 20 7 69
  29.8% 18.8% 74.4% Team Rebs: 8   Total TO: 20
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