Kentucky basketball player notes

UK basketball player notes heading into this week:

Ryan Harrow: In his last two games, the sophomore point guard has played 37 minutes and not scored a point. In back-to-back games at Florida and Tennessee, Harrow went 0-of-5 from the floor, missed his only three-point attempt, did not take a free throw, got one rebound, made one assist, committed three turnovers and six fouls. Not a good week.

Kyle Wiltjer: It took 15 shots for Wiltjer to score 18 points at Tennessee on Saturday. The sophomore has made seven of 17 three-pointers over his last five games. His 15 field goal attempts was his most since going 10-for-19 in the win at Ole Miss on January 29. Wiltjer has taken 10-or-more shots in 10 of UK’s 24 games.

Alex Poythress: The freshman forward has gone five straight games without scoring in double figures. He took just four shots in 20 minutes before fouling out in Knoxville on Saturday. He also manged just two rebounds, the second time in the last three games he’s ended up with just a pair of rebounds. He’s averaging 4.2 rebounds over his last five games.

Willie Cauley-Stein: Scored just two points and pulled down just two rebounds — zero at the defensive end — in UK loss on Saturday. With Nerlens Noel out, Cauley-Stein was expected to log more minutes. Because of foul trouble, however, the freshman played just 23. He also learned its different being the man in the middle instead of playing alongside the man in the middle.

Archie Goodwin: The streak continues. The shooting guard has gone 10 straight games without making a three-pointer. He is 0-of-12 during that stretch. The freshman has also failed to reach double figures in scoring in each of the last three games and four of the last five. Goodwin also has eight turnovers in his last two games.

Jarrod Polson: Made his first career collegiate start on Saturday at Tennessee and ended up playing 22 minutes, most since he played 26 against Lafayette on November 16. Polson has made at least one three-pointer in each of his last three games. His 11 points Saturday marked a career-high. He scored 10 against Maryland in the season opener.

Jon Hood: The junior played a season-high 15 minutes at Tennessee and pulled down three rebounds. He also hit a couple of shots. Hood’s four points was highest scoring total since scoring six against Samford on December 4.

Julius Mays: The senior has scored in double-digits for six straight games now. He contributed 12 points at Tennessee. Mays made four of 10 shots, including three of seven from three-point range. He made eight of 17 shots in the two road games last week.

Related link: Spreadsheet of game-by-game UK basketball individual stats.

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