Boxscore and Game Notes: Kentucky vs Notre Dame

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— Kentucky falls to 4-2 while improves to 7-1.

— The Wildcats are 42-19 all-time against and 5-3 in Purcell Pavilion.

— The Wildcats are 172-74 all-time against the Big East.

— Ranked Kentucky teams are 31-4 all-time versus Notre Dame and have won 12 of the last 13 times it entered a game against the Fighting Irish ranked.

— Kentucky returns to action Saturday hosting the Baylor Bears. Tip-off is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. ET and will be televised on CBS.

Team game notes

— The Wildcats used the starting combination of Nerlens Noel, Archie Goodwin, Alex Poythress, Kyle Wiltjer and Julius Mays. is 3-2 with that line-up.

— Jarrod Polson was the first sub off the bench for UK. It is the third time Polson was ’s first sub in.

— Kentucky extended its streak of games with a 3-pointer to 833 games, the third-longest streak in the country.

shot 40.4 percent from the field, snapping a streak of three-straight games shooting better than 50 pct. from the field.

— The Wildcats trailed the Irish 36-25 at the half. It was ’s largest halftime deficit this season.

— Kentucky is 0-2 when trailing at the half this season.

— Notre Dame’s 20-point second half lead was the largest deficit has faced this season.

— This was only the second double-figure loss in Calipari era. The other was against UConn in the 2010 Maui Invitational against UConn, 84-67. Kentucky bounced back from that loss to advance to the school’s 14th Final Four.

’s 50 points were the fewest points in the Calipari Era. The previous low was 55 against UConn in the 2011 Final Four.

Individual game notes

#3 Nerlens Noel

— Finished with 10 points, seven rebounds and two steals.

#4 Jarrod Polson

— Took his first charge of the season

 #10 Archie Goodwin

— Grabbed a team-high seven rebounds and dished out a team-high five assists.

— Broke a streak of six-straight games scoring in double-figures.

 #12 Ryan Harrow

— Saw first action since season-opener against Maryland.

#33 Kyle Wiltjer

— Finished with five rebounds and two steals.


— Has hit a 3-pointer in every game this season.

— Has connected on seven 3-pointers in last two games.

— Hit a season-high four 3-pointers and was ’s leading scorer for the first time this season.
— Shooting 10-11 from the free throw line this season.