Posted December 22, 2011 on AP on Fox
Kyle Wiltjer is finally figuring out the tougher play at this level because he's learning all about it in practice. Wiltjer scored a personal-best 24 points and a trio of freshmen sparked No. 3 Kentucky's 17-2 second-half run to beat Loyola (Md.) 87-63 on Thursday for the Wildcats' 42nd straight win at home. ''It's a lot more physical in college. It's a lot quicker, a lot quicker guys,'' Wiltjer said. ''Fortunately, we have such a good team to go against such good players every day in practice, once you get to a game, it's not so bad.'' It's been a shocking learning experience for Wiltjer and one that Kentucky coach John Calipari said they need to continue to work on with the 6-foot-9 forward. ''I think the kid has a toughness at heart, but we're just going to have to help him,'' the coach said. ''I've got to get him to take more charges, not going to block shots, charge, block out more and then when he's in the post we've got to do some things.'' Wiltjer and fellow freshmen An...
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