Boxscore
Kentucky 82, Marshall 54
Saturday, December 22, 2012 4:00 PM
Location - Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky
Officials - Pat Evans, Chuck Jones, Mark Nance
Attendance - 24271

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Marshall 24 30 54
Kentucky 33 49 82

Recap


No. 23 Kentucky 82, Marshall 54: Sophomore Ryan Harrow scored a career-high 23 points in his second game as a starter as the host Wildcats used a second-half surge to cruise past the Thundering Herd.

Archie Goodwin added 18 points while fellow freshman Nerlens Noel posted his first career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds for Kentucky (8-3), which has won four straight at Rupp Arena by at least 28 points after seeing its 55-game home winning streak come to an end on Dec. 1 against Baylor.

Elijah Pittman gave Marshall (7-6) its last lead at 20-18 with 11:43 remaining in the first half, but a jumper and 3-pointer by Harrow sparked a half-ending 15-4 surge as the Herd went through a 2-for-16 spell from the floor.

Marshall came out of the break with six unanswered points, but went without a field goal for a 6:18 span to allow the Wildcats to unleash a 17-4 run and push the margin to as much as 31 in the second half.

Pittman had 20 points and Nigel Spikes grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds to lead the Herd.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Kentucky enjoyed a 52-20 advantage in the paint and committed a season-low nine turnovers. … Spikes notched his fifth game of at least 11 rebounds this season, but fell short of his career high of 19 he collected against Ohio in a first-round loss of the 2011 CIT Tournament. …. The Wildcats, who are in the midst of a stretch of playing just four games in four weeks, will conclude that part of the schedule when they hit the road for the first time since Nov. 29 next Saturday to face arch-rival No. 4 Louisville.

Marshall Thundering Herd

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Elijah Pittman 29:00 7-17 1-5 5-5 1 1 2 0 3 0 3 0 20
D.D. Scarver 29:00 3-12 1-7 2-3 0 1 1 4 3 1 1 0 9
Nigel Spikes 24:00 1-4 0-0 3-9 4 12 16 0 1 0 2 1 5
Dennis Tinnon 23:00 4-10 2-2 4-5 1 5 6 0 3 0 3 0 14
Tamron Manning 17:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0
Robert Goff 22:00 1-5 0-0 0-2 4 0 4 1 5 0 0 1 2
Jamir Hanner 12:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 2 2 4 0 1 0 2 0 0
Chris Martin 22:00 1-6 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 4 0 2
DeVince Boykins 16:00 1-3 0-0 0-2 2 2 4 0 2 1 0 0 2
JP Kambola 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kelvin Amayo 3:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 18-61 4-15 14-26 14 27 41 6 21 3 17 2 54
  29.5% 26.7% 53.8% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 17

Kentucky Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Ryan Harrow 33:00 10-17 1-4 2-3 0 4 4 4 1 3 2 0 23
Nerlens Noel 29:00 4-8 0-0 3-6 3 7 10 0 4 2 1 2 11
Alex Poythress 21:00 3-5 0-0 3-4 5 4 9 1 5 0 2 1 9
Julius Mays 30:00 1-7 0-5 3-3 0 3 3 5 4 2 0 0 5
Archie Goodwin 30:00 4-17 0-3 10-11 3 3 6 2 3 2 4 0 18
Willie Cauley-Stein 25:00 4-6 0-0 0-0 4 3 7 1 3 1 0 3 8
Kyle Wiltjer 22:00 3-9 2-5 0-0 2 3 5 0 1 0 0 0 8
Jarrod Polson 9:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Twany Beckham 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
TOTAL 200 29-69 3-17 21-27 17 28 45 14 22 10 9 7 82
  42.0% 17.6% 77.8% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 9