Alex Poythress sparks second-half run in Kentucky win over Texas A&M

Alex Poythress - photo by Tammie Brown | East KY Media
Alex Poythress – photo by Tammie Brown | East Media

 scored a season-high 16 points as No. 14 routed A&M 68-51 on Tuesday night.

Poythress and 7-foot freshman  eagerly picked up the slack inside for Kentucky (14-4, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) with struggling 7-foot pivot man Willie Cauley-Steinlimited by foul trouble. Poythress worked inside for baskets and got to the free throw line, hitting five straight during his 7-0 run that put the Wildcats up 44-33 with 14 1/2 minutes remaining.

Johnson added seven rebounds, six points and a career-high three blocks as the Wildcats outrebounded the Aggies 42-24 and were nearly even with them in the paint (30-32) The rebounding was a huge improvement for after being dominated on the glass in Saturday’s win over Tennessee.

Alex Caruso and Davonte Fitzgerald had 12 points each for A&M (12-6, 3-2), which lost its second straight.

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