Posted January 19, 2013 on kentucky.scout.com
Kentucky got another strong performance by sophomore forward Kyle Wiltjer and saw Nerlens Noel overcome foul trouble to stuff the stat sheet once again as the Wildcats, contrary to John Calipari's predictions, finally "whomped" an opponent.
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  This game started off ugly, for everyone. Despite the arena being full of southern college coeds, nothing could help shield your eyes from the dreadful offensive starts at both ends of the floor. At the first media timeout, each team traded baskets for a dismal 4-4 tie. The ‘Cats started a scary 2-14 from the floor, but finished the half 10-14. On three point baskets, the teams...

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