Boxscore
Kentucky 90, Eastern Michigan 38
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 6:00 PM
Location - Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky
Officials - James Barker, Ron Groover, Leslie Jones
Attendance - 22135

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Eastern Michigan 14 24 38
Kentucky 38 52 90

Recap


Kentucky 90, Eastern Michigan 38: Kyle Wiltjer scored 14 of his team-high 17 points in the second half and Alex Poythress finished with 16 as the host Wildcats concluded non-conference play in convincing fashion.

Ryan Harrow had 15 points and eight assists and Willie Cauley-Stein collected 11 points and as many rebounds. Julius Mays added 13 points for Kentucky (9-4), which recorded its largest margin of victory since posting a 106-44 win over Vanderbilt on March 5, 2003.

Glenn Bryant had a team-high 10 points on 4-for-13 shooting for Eastern Michigan (7-6), which has dropped all five of its contests away from Ypsilanti.

After Bryant's jumper pulled the Eagles within six at 13-7, Wiltjer and Harrow drilled 3-pointers to highlight an 11-0 run. The Wildcats kept their foot on the gas, recording seven steals in the half to turn defense into offense en route to a 38-14 lead at intermission.

Wiltjer started the second half with a pair of 3-pointers and a dunk to highlight Kentucky's 15-0 run.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The 14 first-half points allowed by Kentucky matched its season-best total. It also permitted 14 en route to an 88-56 victory over Samford on Dec. 4. ... The Wildcats held a decided edge from the foul line in the first half. Kentucky was 12-for-16 from the charity stripe while the Eagles made their lone attempt. ... Eastern Michigan's Jalen Ross committed five of his team's 12 first-half turnovers.

Eastern Michigan Eagles

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
J.R. Sims 18:00 0-6 0-2 2-2 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 0 2
Daylen Harrison 36:00 2-14 1-3 0-0 0 3 3 1 2 2 5 1 5
DaShonte Riley 23:00 0-3 0-0 0-0 3 6 9 1 3 1 2 1 0
Jalen Ross 28:00 2-4 1-2 0-0 0 3 3 2 3 0 6 0 5
Josh Lyle 2:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jamell Harris 20:00 2-5 0-0 1-1 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 5
Derek Thompson 20:00 2-10 0-4 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 4
Glenn Bryant 26:00 4-13 1-5 1-1 2 0 2 1 3 1 1 1 10
Matt Balkema 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
Austin Harper 11:00 3-5 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 7
Antoine Chandler 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Anthony Strickland 8:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 15-62 4-18 4-4 6 17 23 9 20 8 19 3 38
  24.2% 22.2% 100.0% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 19

Kentucky Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Ryan Harrow 28:00 5-8 4-5 1-2 1 1 2 8 0 4 4 0 15
Nerlens Noel 32:00 3-4 0-0 2-2 2 11 13 1 1 2 1 3 8
Archie Goodwin 25:00 3-6 0-2 2-2 2 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 8
Willie Cauley-Stein 22:00 5-6 0-0 1-2 1 10 11 1 0 2 2 2 11
Alex Poythress 23:00 5-8 0-2 6-8 2 3 5 1 3 0 2 0 16
Julius Mays 22:00 3-7 3-7 4-5 0 3 3 4 0 1 2 0 13
Kyle Wiltjer 22:00 7-15 3-6 0-1 2 3 5 2 1 0 1 1 17
Jarrod Polson 11:00 0-3 0-3 2-2 1 3 4 2 0 0 0 0 2
Twany Beckham 9:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Sam Malone 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0
Tod Lanter 2:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brian Long 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 31-60 10-26 18-24 11 37 48 21 9 9 15 6 90
  51.7% 38.5% 75.0% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 15