Kentucky Escapes College Station With A Win

02/02/2013 07:31 PM

The story was pretty much the same for the UK basketball team which cruised in the first half against Texas A&M before letting the Aggies crawl back and force overtime. The Wildcats outscored A&M 10-6 in the extra period and escaped College Station with a 72-68 win.

Freshman center Nerlens Noel, who provided a scare when he landed awkwardly on his left leg and briefly left the game, paced the team with 19 points and 14 rebounds, while senior guard Julius Mays added 18. Texas A&M guard Elston Turner, who scored 40 points in the Aggies’ win at Rupp last month, scored 21 points on 7-23 shooting.

The Cats are now 15-6 (6-2) and have home dates with South Carolina and Auburn before heading to Gainesville February 12 to face the SEC’s top team, Florida.

Be sure to watch KSTV Monday as we recap UK’s win in College Station and look ahead to South Carolina.

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 or watch it anytime with Spectrum On Demand. 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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