Scarolina 24 31 55
Kentucky 45 32 77
Date of game: 2/5/2013

Recap: Kentucky vs. South Carolina

Lexington, KY (Sports Network) - Julius Mays paced five teammates in double figures with 15 points as the Kentucky Wildcats took down the South Carolina Gamecocks, 77-55, in an SEC bout at Rupp Arena.

Nerlens Noel tallied 10 points, 10 rebounds, and five blocks for Kentucky (16-6, 7-2 SEC), which has won four straight games. Archie Goodwin and Willie- Cauley Stein scored 13 points apiece, while Ryan Harrow netted 12 points on a perfect 6-of-6 from the field.

For South Carolina (12-10, 2-7), Michael Carrera was the only player in double-digits with 18 points. The Gamecocks are now losers of three in a row for the first time all season.

Kentucky put together lofty percentages from both the field (.682) and the foul line (.800) in the first half, as it took a comfortable 45-24 lead into intermission.

The Wildcats' hot shooting continued in the second half, making 12-of-22 from the floor (.545), and their lead was never in doubt.

South Carolina didn't give itself much of a chance in this one, as it shot less than 29 percent from the field on the evening.

Game Notes

Youngstown State's Ruiz in midseason form

Youngstown State wrapped up spring practices under first-year coach Bo Pelini Friday night, and he and his staff surely enjoyed what they saw in running back Martin Ruiz.

Manziel apologizes following rehab stint

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel issued a statement Friday, offering an apology and thanks to fans, teammates and the organization for support during his recent stay at a treatment facility.

Rays send reliever Beliveau to DL

The Tampa Bay Rays placed reliever Jeff Beliveau on the 15-day disabled list Friday due to soreness in his left shoulder.

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