Baylor Snaps UK's Home Winning Streak

12/01/2012 05:06 PM

For over three seasons, Rupp Arena has been UK’s safety blanket, giving the Cats an opportunity to get themselves back on track after struggling on the road. But after being embarrassed Thursday in South Bend, the Cats received a rude welcoming in Lexington from the Baylor Bears, who handed John Calipari his first loss at Rupp Arena and snapped UK’s 55-game home winning streak, 64-55.

Much like against Notre Dame, Kentucky struggled to get the ball in the basket and to find any sort of cohesion on offense. Archie Goodwin led the way with 17 points to go with 6 rebounds and 5 assists, but too often found himself driving at the basket trying to creat opportunities that were not there. Nerlens Noel finished the game 3-14 from the field. Kyle Wiltjer was 1-11 and Julius Mays was 2-9.

Be sure to tune in to KSTV Monday at 7:30pm and 11:00pm for a full recap of the game and a preview of UK’s chance to bounce back Tuesday against Samford.

Thomas Beisner

TJ is an Anchor for Spectrum News. You can catch his work on KSTV, the only nightly show in the state focusing on UK Sports. When it comes to UK Basketball, TJ covers recruiting, the NCAA tournament and everything in between. During March TJ probably sees the players more than he sees his family but he’s able to provide Spectrum News viewers the unique insight that only a lifelong fan can give. He’s also taken on several special programs including “Wildcat Forever: The John Stewart Story.” KSTV airs weeknights at 7:30 and 11pm on Spectrum News. You can also catch podcasts of the show as well as bonus podcasts, just find KSTV on Itunes. For the latest on everything going on with UK Athletics, recruiting or if you just need some hilarious parenting anecdotes follow TJ on Twitter @tjbeisner.


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