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Oh My Josh......Harrellson, Cats Trump Cards

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Brandon Knight scored 25 points and Josh
Harrellson added a career-high 23 points and 14 rebounds as No. 11
Kentucky defeated No. 22 Louisville 78-63 on Friday.
The Wildcats (11-2) used their size to improve to 2-0 against
their rivals since John Calipari became head coach. Kentucky
dominated the smaller Cardinals (11-2) in the lane behind the
stellar play of Harrellson, who took advantage while Louisville
focused on Terrence Jones.
Harrellson and the Wildcats controlled the glass, particularly
on the offensive end.
Preston Knowles led the Cardinals with 22 points and Chris Smith
had 15 points and six rebounds. Louisville went through a long dry
spell spanning the first and second halves, allowing the Wildcats
to build an 18-point lead they would not relinquish.

KENTUCKY (11-2)
Jones 5-11 2-2 12, Harrellson 10-12 2-3 23, Miller 3-6 1-1 7,
Knight 7-13 7-8 25, Liggins 1-7 0-0 2, Hood 0-0 0-0 0, Lamb 3-6 2-2
9, Vargas 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 29-57 14-16 78.
LOUISVILLE (11-2)
C. Smith 6-8 2-5 15, Kuric 3-7 0-0 7, Dieng 2-4 0-0 4, Knowles
8-16 0-0 22, Siva 2-9 2-3 6, Henderson 0-0 0-0 0, Justice 0-0 0-0
0, Jennings 4-6 1-3 9, R. Smith 0-1 0-0 0, Marra 0-3 0-0 0, Van
Treese 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-54 5-11 63.
Halftime-Kentucky 35-24. 3-Point Goals-Kentucky 6-16 (Knight
4-6, Harrellson 1-1, Lamb 1-2, Miller 0-1, Jones 0-2, Liggins 0-4),
Louisville 8-20 (Knowles 6-10, C. Smith 1-1, Kuric 1-4, Marra 0-2,
Siva 0-3). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Kentucky 36 (Harrellson 14),
Louisville 25 (C. Smith 6). Assists-Kentucky 14 (Jones 5),
Louisville 14 (Siva, C. Smith 4). Total Fouls-Kentucky 15,
Louisville 18. A-22,803. for Hull i

Kentucky Basketball Postgame Notes
Kentucky at Louisville
December 31, 2010
KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, Ky.

-- Kentucky improves to 11-2 on the season. Louisville falls to 11-2.
-- The Wildcats are 28-14 all-time against the Cardinals and have won two in a row in the series and five of the last seven.
-- UK is now 123-32 all-time in Louisville and 2-0 this season.
-- The Wildcats are 167-72 against schools comprising the Big East and 2-1 this season.
-- Kentucky will be in action again Monday, Jan. 3, against Penn. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. p.m. ET with the game being televised on ESPNU.

Team game notes
-- The Wildcats used the starting combination of Darius Miller, Terrence Jones, Brandon Knight, DeAndre Liggins and Josh Harrellson for the 13th straight game. Kentucky is 11-2 with that starting five.
-- Doron Lamb was the first sub off the bench for Kentucky. It was Lamb’s 11th time this season to be the first Wildcat off the bench.
-- Kentucky extended its streak of game with a three-pointer to 762 games, the third longest streak in the country.
-- Trailing 12-6 in the first half, the Wildcats went on a 15-2 run to take a 21-14 lead and never looked back.
-- UK closed out the first half on a 29-12 run to carry a 35-24 lead into halftime. The Cats are 10-1 when leading at the half.
-- The Wildcats shot 68.2 pct. (15-22) from the field in the second half, its second highest percentage in a half this season. UK hit 20-of-27 shots in the second half against Coppin State, a 74.1 percentage.
-- Kentucky finished the game shooting a season-high 87.5 pct. (14-16) from the free throw line. The Wildcats have shot over 80 percent from the charity stripe in their last three games.
-- Kentucky shot better than 50 percent from the field for the third straight game.
-- UK defense held Louisville’s seventh-ranked offense to just 63 points, 20 points below their season average.
-- Kentucky’s 15-point margin of victory was their largest in the series since an 82-62 win in the 2001-02 season.

Individual game notes

#3 Terrence Jones
-- Finished with 12 points, eight rebounds, a career-high five assists and three blocks.
-- Tallied his ninth multi-block game this season.
-- Has scored in double-figures in six straight games.

#12 Brandon Knight
-- Scored a career-high 25 points, tying his career high in 3-pointers made with four.
-- Has hit multiple 3-pointers in eight straight games
-- Scored in double-digits in the first half nine times this season and three-straight.
-- Has hit four or more 3-pointers three times this season.
-- Finished 7-of-8 from the free throw line, missing his last attempt. He had hit (12) straight free throws.

#20 Doron Lamb
-- Has hit a 3-pointer in five straight games.
-- Finished 2-of-2 from the free throw line, has hit (11) straight free throws and 21 of his last 22 attempts.
#34 DeAndre Liggins
-- Recorded a career high four steals

#55 Josh Harrellson
-- Posted first 20-10 game of his career.
-- Recorded his third double-double this season and the fourth of his career.
-- Finished with career-high 23 points and tied his career-high with 14 rebounds.


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