Kentucky runs away from Samford 88-56

Kentucky runs away from Samford 88-56

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Kentucky's Julius Mays, left, pulls in a loose ball and calls for a time-out next to Samford's Raijon Kelly, middle, and Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. Kentucky won 88-56. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on December 4, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 4 at 10:54 PM

   LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Archie Goodwin scored 18 points, Alex Poythress added 16 and all five Kentucky starters scored in double figures as the Wildcats broke a two-game losing streak by drubbing Samford 88-56 on Tuesday night.
 
   Nerlens Noel added 13 points while Julius Mays and Kyle Wiltjer each had 10 for the Wildcats (5-3), who shot 34 of 61 from the field (56 percent) against the Bulldogs after hitting just 40 of 118 in back-to-back losses against Notre Dame and Baylor.
 
   Those defeats led to Kentucky falling from No. 8 last week to out of the Top 25, ending a 61-week stay in the poll that included 11 weeks at No. 1. The Wildcats responded by outrebounding the Bulldogs 41-25 and holding them to 40 percent shooting.
 
   Raijon Kelly scored 14 points for Samford (2-8), which didn't score its 10th point until 4:15 remained in the half.
 
 

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