Texas A&M 83, Kentucky 71

Saturday, January 12, 2013 4:00 PM
Location - Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky
Officials - Bruce Benedict, Pat Evans, Doug Shows
Attendance - 24193

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Texas A&M 36 47 83
Kentucky 31 40 71

Recap


Texas A&M 83, Kentucky 71:
Elston Turner scored a career-high 40 points and the visiting Aggies scored 11 straight points late to beat the Wildcats for their first SEC road victory.

Turner, who was 14-of-19 from the field, drained one of his six 3-pointers to bring Texas A&M (12-3, 2-0 SEC) within 62-61 with 5:45 remaining. Fabyon Harris registered eight of his 14 points during the 11-0 run that gave the Aggies a 74-63 advantage with 1:32 left.

Nerlens Noel recorded 15 points, 11 rebounds, seven blocks and six assists for Kentucky (10-5, 1-1), which dropped to 8-2 at home. Archie Goodwin had 17 points, including two straight baskets that gave the Wildcats a 62-58 lead, while Ryan Harrow chipped in with 14.

Turner was 10-of-13 from the field, including 3-of-6 from 3-point range, for 25 points in the first half as Texas A&M led by as many as nine. Noel had nine points to help Kentucky pull within 36-31 at intermission.

Texas A&M led 40-31 after Kentucky coach John Calipari was given a technical foul and the Wildcats responded with a 12-2 run, including a dunk by Noel, to take the lead with 15:36 remaining. There were seven lead changes after that.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
It was the first meeting since 1978. They have split four games. …  It was only the second home loss for Calipari in 61 games at Kentucky. … Navy’s David Robinson has the all-time record for a visiting player at Kentucky’s Rupp Arena with 45 points in 1987.
 

Texas A&M Aggies

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Elston Turner 37:00 14-19 6-10 6-6 1 5 6 4 0 0 0 0 40
J'Mychal Reese 18:00 1-3 1-1 0-0 0 2 2 2 3 0 3 0 3
Kourtney Roberson 28:00 5-9 0-0 0-1 3 6 9 0 3 1 1 0 10
Ray Turner 15:00 3-6 0-0 0-1 2 1 3 0 4 0 2 0 6
Fabyon Harris 30:00 4-7 2-4 4-7 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 14
Jarod Jahns 30:00 1-2 0-1 0-0 4 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 2
Jordan Green 16:00 1-4 0-2 2-2 0 2 2 4 2 2 1 0 4
Andrew Young 7:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0
Alex Caruso 19:00 2-7 0-1 0-0 2 4 6 3 3 2 1 1 4
TOTAL 200 31-59 9-19 12-17 12 20 32 15 20 6 10 1 83
  52.5% 47.4% 70.6% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 10

Kentucky Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Alex Poythress 21:00 4-8 1-1 3-3 3 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 12
Nerlens Noel 39:00 4-6 0-0 7-8 4 7 11 6 1 4 0 7 15
Archie Goodwin 34:00 6-16 1-4 4-7 2 0 2 1 3 0 4 0 17
Willie Cauley-Stein 24:00 3-4 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 0 5 0 0 0 6
Ryan Harrow 39:00 5-13 2-6 2-2 1 2 3 2 4 0 5 0 14
Julius Mays 23:00 2-7 2-6 1-2 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 7
Kyle Wiltjer 19:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
Jarrod Polson 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-56 6-18 17-22 12 15 27 14 14 4 10 7 71
  42.9% 33.3% 77.3% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 10