Poythress, Goodwin power No. 8 'Cats

Associated Press  |  Last updated November 23, 2012
Alex Poythress and Archie Goodwin each scored 22 points and the No. 8 Wildcats ran away from winless LIU-Brooklyn 104-75 on Friday night. Goodwin added nine rebounds and nine assists. Poythress also had nine rebounds as the Wildcats (4-1) won their third in a row. Fellow freshman forward Nerlens Noel added 18 points, eight rebounds and five assists for Kentucky. Julius Mays had 15 points and six assists and rookie center Willie Cauley-Stein had 12 for hot-shooting Kentucky, which finished 42 of 62 from the field (68 percent). The Wildcats outrebounded the Blackbirds 41-24. But Kentucky had to rally against LIU-Brooklyn (0-4), had a six-point lead midway through the first half. The Blackbirds led 43-40 before the Wildcats closed the half with a 15-0 run. Julian Boyd and Jamal Olasewere each scored 22 points for the Blackbirds, who shot 42 percent.
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