UK Gets Back On Track, Pounds Samford 88-56

12/04/2012 10:39 PM

John Calipari got started on a new home winning streak Tuesday night as his UK basketball team snapped a two-game losing streak, beating Samford 88-56.

In the first half, things seem to finally be clicking for a UK team that has looked out of sorts throughout the season. The Cats raced to a 45-14 lead thanks to an offense that looked to have more energy and assertiveness, as well as the most aggressive team defense they’ve shown all season.

But in the second half, some of the same issues started to creep back in the picture as Samford came out unfazed by the halftime deficit and scored 42 points. After the game, Calipari said he’s concerned with his team’s conditioning at the moment and that they’d figure that out over the next several weeks.

Six Cats scored in double digits against the Bulldogs, with Archie Goodwin leading the way with 18. Alex Poythress added 16 points and 8 rebounds while Willie Cauley-Stein notched his first double-double off the bench with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

About Thomas Beisner

Thomas Beisner is the Host of KSTV. Before joining cn|2 in August 2011 Thomas was Senior Managing Editor at Kentucky Sports Radio and was a regular presence on Lexington’s WLGX sports radio covering UK football and basketball. Thomas graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2006 with a degree in journalism and says he loves the creative nature of putting the show together as well as getting paid to write and talk about sports all day. Follow Thomas on Twitter @beisner_cn2.


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