Boxscore
Kentucky 74, Portland 46
Saturday, December 8, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky
Officials - Tony Green, Terry Moore, Vladimir Voyard-Tadal
Attendance - 22285

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Portland 20 26 46
Kentucky 35 39 74

Recap


No. 19 Kentucky 74, Portland 46: Alex Poythress and Archie Goodwin each scored 15 points and the Wildcats turned in a complete defensive effort as they overwhelmed the visiting Pilots.

Nerlens Noel added seven points, nine rebounds and a career-high seven blocks for Kentucky (6-3), which has won two straight at Rupp Arena in convincing fashion after seeing its 55-game home winning streak come to an end last Saturday against Baylor.

The Wildcats, who allowed 42 points in the second half of their win over Samford on Tuesday after surrendering just 14 points over the first 20 minutes, held Portland to 27.1 percent shooting – a season low for both sides.

Kentucky took the lead for good on a 3-pointer from Poythress with 12:18 left in the first half, which sparked a 16-0 run over the next 5:18. Portland drew to within 10 points early in the second half, but Kentucky held the Pilots (3-6) without a field goal for a 7:40 stretch to establish a 19-point margin and continued to build on that advantage until the end.

Ryan Nicholas secured his third double-double of the year – and ninth of his career – with 15 points and 13 rebounds for Portland.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Noel has blocked at least five shots in four of his first nine games. … Portland has lost all five of its road games by an average of 20.6 points. … The Wildcats finished with a season-high 12 blocked shots, the fifth time they have reached double figures in 2012.

Portland Pilots

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Korey Thieleke 29:00 4-8 1-3 0-0 1 3 4 2 1 1 3 1 9
Ryan Nicholas 38:00 5-12 1-3 4-6 2 11 13 2 1 0 2 1 15
Kevin Bailey 28:00 4-14 1-4 2-2 0 4 4 0 1 0 2 0 11
Thomas van der Mars 27:00 0-5 0-0 2-4 1 4 5 1 2 0 0 0 2
David Carr 25:00 1-11 1-3 0-0 1 0 1 1 5 0 2 0 3
Derrick Rodgers 12:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 0 6 0 0
Riley Barker 11:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 5 0 1 1 2
Oskars Reinfelds 19:00 0-4 0-0 2-4 0 1 1 4 3 2 2 0 2
Tanner Riley 9:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
John Bailey 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Jake Ehlers 1:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
TOTAL 200 16-59 4-13 10-16 5 27 32 11 21 3 18 3 46
  27.1% 30.8% 62.5% Team Rebs: 7   Total TO: 18

Kentucky Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Alex Poythress 29:00 6-8 1-2 2-4 1 5 6 0 1 0 3 2 15
Julius Mays 33:00 5-14 1-4 2-2 1 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 13
Kyle Wiltjer 22:00 5-8 1-3 1-1 0 3 3 2 0 1 2 0 12
Nerlens Noel 31:00 2-3 0-0 3-5 2 7 9 2 2 1 2 7 7
Archie Goodwin 33:00 6-12 0-1 3-5 3 5 8 4 3 2 4 0 15
Ryan Harrow 25:00 3-8 1-2 1-3 0 4 4 6 3 1 1 0 8
Willie Cauley-Stein 19:00 2-4 0-0 0-2 3 4 7 0 4 2 2 3 4
Jarrod Polson 4:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tod Lanter 1:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sam Malone 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jon Hood 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Twany Beckham 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 29-59 4-13 12-22 10 32 42 14 14 7 14 12 74
  49.2% 30.8% 54.5% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 14