Archie Goodwin and Alex Poythress might be freshmen, but young players tend to grow up in a hurry at Kentucky.
The eighth-ranked Wildcats, who have had their share of electric freshmen in recent years, will continue to rely on two more talented first-year players as they host winless LIU Brooklyn on Friday night.
Goodwin and Poythress rose to the occasion on Wednesday, combining for 48 points and 14 rebounds in Kentucky's 81-70 victory over Morehead State.
Goodwin scored a season-high 28 points and Poythress added 20 to help the Wildcats (3-1) pull away in the second half.
"Alex and Archie were tremendous, for young kids," coach John Calipari said.
A quick, physical forward, Goodwin enters Friday's contest averaging a team-leading 18.3 points per game.
He could be in line for another big performance against an LIU Brooklyn (0-3) defense that has allowed 94.5 points and a 54.8 shooting percentage in its last two games.
The Wildcats, though, still have other i...