2012–13 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team

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2012–13 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball
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National Invitation Tournament
First Round,, L 57–59 vs. Robert Morris (0-1)
Conference Southeastern Conference
2012–13 record 21–12 (12–6 SEC)
Head coach John Calipari (4th year)
Assistant coach John Robic (4th year)
Assistant coach Orlando Antigua (4th year)
Assistant coach Kenny Payne (3rd year)
Home arena Rupp Arena
Seasons
« 2011–12 2013–14 »
2012–13 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#14 Florida 14 4   .778     29 8   .784
Ole Miss 12 6   .667     27 9   .750
Alabama 12 6   .667     23 13   .639
Kentucky 12 6   .667     21 12   .636
Missouri 11 7   .611     23 11   .676
Tennessee 11 7   .611     20 13   .606
Arkansas 10 8   .556     19 13   .594
LSU 9 9   .500     19 12   .613
Georgia 9 9   .500     15 17   .469
Vanderbilt 8 10   .444     16 17   .485
Texas A&M 7 11   .389     18 15   .545
South Carolina 4 14   .222     14 18   .438
Mississippi State 4 14   .222     10 22   .313
Auburn 3 15   .167     9 23   .281
2013 SEC Tournament winner
As of March 31, 2013; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012–13 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team represented the University of Kentucky in the 2012–13 college basketball season. The team's head coach was John Calipari, who was in his fourth season. They played their home games at Rupp Arena and were members of the Southeastern Conference. They finished the season 21–12, 12–6 in SEC play to finish in a three way tie for second place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament to Vanderbilt. They were invited to the 2013 NIT where they lost in the first round to Robert Morris.

Pre-season[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Miller, DariusDarius Miller 1 G 6'8" 235 Senior Maysville, Kentucky Graduated/Entered 2012 NBA Draft
Jones, TerrenceTerrence Jones 3 F 6'9" 252 Sophomore Portland, Oregon Entered 2012 NBA Draft
Kidd-Gilchrist, MichaelMichael Kidd-Gilchrist 14 F 6'7" 232 Freshman Somerdale, New Jersey Entered 2012 NBA Draft
Lamb, DoronDoron Lamb 20 G 6'4" 210 Sophomore Queens, New York Entered 2012 NBA Draft
Davis, AnthonyAnthony Davis 23 C 6'10" 220 Freshman Chicago, Illinois Entered 2012 NBA Draft
Teague, MarquisMarquis Teague 25 G 6'2" 189 Freshman Indianapolis, Indiana Entered 2012 NBA Draft
Vargas, EloyEloy Vargas 30 C 6'11" 244 Senior Moca, Dominican Republic Graduated

Class of 2012 Signees[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Willie Cauley-Stein
C
Spearville, Kansas Olathe Northwest 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Oct 31, 2011 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 95
Archie Goodwin
G
Sherwood, Arkansas Sylvan Hills 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 181 lb (82 kg) Sep 20, 2011 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 97
Nerlens Noel
C
Everett, Massachusetts Tilton School 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Apr 11, 2012 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 98
Alex Poythress
F
Clarksville, Tennessee Northeast 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Nov 10, 2011 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 97
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: #1   Rivals: #1  ESPN: #2
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

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Class of 2013 Commitments[edit]

Class of 2014 Commitments[edit]

Roster[edit]

2012–13 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year High School/Junior College Home town
C 3 Noel, NerlensNerlens Noel Injured 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 228 lb (103 kg) Fr Tilton School Everett, MA
G 4 Hood, JonJon Hood 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 212 lb (96 kg) RS Jr Madisonville North Hopkins Madisonville, KY
G 5 Polson, JarrodJarrod Polson 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 189 lb (86 kg) Jr West Jessamine Nicholasville, KY
G 10 Goodwin, ArchieArchie Goodwin 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 198 lb (90 kg) Fr Sylvan Hills Sherwood, AR
G 11 Beckham, TwanyTwany Beckham 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 202 lb (92 kg) RS Sr Ballard/Mississippi State Louisville, KY
G 12 Harrow, RyanRyan Harrow 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) RS So Walton/NC State Marietta, GA
G 13 Malone, SamSam Malone 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Scituate Scituate, MA
C 15 Cauley-Stein, WillieWillie Cauley-Stein 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 244 lb (111 kg) Fr Olathe Northwest Olathe, KS
G 21 Lanter, TodTod Lanter 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 189 lb (86 kg) So Dunbar Lexington, KY
F 22 Poythress, AlexAlex Poythress 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 239 lb (108 kg) Fr Northeast Clarksville, TN
G 32 Long, BrianBrian Long 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 155 lb (70 kg) So River Dell Dumont, NJ
F 33 Wiltjer, KyleKyle Wiltjer 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 239 lb (108 kg) So Jesuit Portland, OR
G 34 Mays, JuliusJulius Mays 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 192 lb (87 kg) GS Marion/Wright State Marion IN
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Pts Ldr Reb Ldr Ast Ldr Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
Nov. 1, 2012* 7:00 pm Northwood (FL) #3 Rupp ArenaLexington, KY FSN/UK IMG  22 - Goodwin   11 - Noel   5 - Tied  W 93–61  20,073 0–0
Nov. 5, 2012* 8:00 pm Transylvania #3 Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY FSN/UK IMG  15 - Noel   6 - Goodwin   4 - Harrow  W 74–28  20,762 0–0
Non-Conference Regular Season
Nov. 9, 2012* 8:30 pm vs. Maryland #3 Barclays CenterBrooklyn, NY
(Barclays Center Classic)
ESPN  19 - Wiltjer   9 - Noel   3 - Polson  W 72–69  17,732 1–0
Nov. 13, 2012* 9:30 pm vs. #9 Duke #3 Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA
(Champions Classic)
ESPN  20 - Poythress   8 - Tied   4 - Tied  L 68–75  22,847 1–1
Nov. 16, 2012* 7:00 pm Lafayette #3 Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY
(Barclays Center Classic)
FSN/UK IMG  23 - Wiltjer   7 - Noel   10 - Mays  W 101–49  21,360 2–1
Nov. 21, 2012* 7:00 pm Morehead State #8 Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY
(Barclays Center Classic)
FSN/UK IMG  28 - Goodwin   11 - Noel   4 - Goodwin, Noel  W 81–70  21,897 3–1
Nov. 23, 2012* 7:00 pm Long Island #8 Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY
(Barclays Center Classic)
FSN/UK IMG  22 - Tied   9 - Tied   9 - Goodwin  W 104–75  22,222 4–1
Nov. 29, 2012* 7:00 pm at Notre Dame #8 Joyce CenterSouth Bend, IN
(SEC-Big East Invitational)
ESPN2  16 - Mays   7 - Tied   5 - Goodwin  L 50–64  9,149 4–2
Dec. 1, 2012* 12:30 pm Baylor #8 Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY CBS  17 - Goodwin   16 - Noel   5 - Goodwin  L 55–64  24,192 4–3
Dec. 4, 2012* 7:00 pm Samford Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY FSN/ESPN3  18 - Goodwin   12 - Cauley-Stein   5 - Mays  W 88–56  21,221 5–3
Dec. 8, 2012* 12:00 pm Portland Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY ESPN2  15 - Tied   9 - Noel   6 - Harrow  W 74–46  22,285 6–3
Dec. 15, 2012* 12:30 pm Lipscomb Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY FSN/ESPN3  23 - Wiltjer   12 - Wiltjer   4 - Tied  W 88–50  21,323 7–3
Dec. 22, 2012* 4:00 pm Marshall Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY ESPN2  23 - Harrow   10 - Noel   5 - Mays  W 82–54  24,271 8–3
Dec. 29, 2012* 4:00 pm at #4 Louisville KFC Yum! CenterLouisville, KY
(Battle for the Bluegrass)
CBS  22 - Goodwin   8 - Tied   3 - Harrow  L 77–80  22,810 8–4
Jan. 2, 2013* 6:00 pm Eastern Michigan Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY ESPNU  17 - Wiltjer   13 - Noel   8 - Harrow  W 90–38  22,135 9–4
SEC Regular Season
Jan. 10, 2013 9:00 pm at Vanderbilt Nashville, TNMemorial Gymnasium ESPN  16 - Harrow   8 - Cauley-Stein   4 - Tied  W 60–58  14,316 10–4 (1–0)
Jan. 12, 2013 4:00 pm Texas A&M Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY SECN/ESPN3  17 - Goodwin   11 - Noel   6 - Noel  L 71–83  24,193 10–5 (1–1)
Jan. 15, 2013 7:00 pm Tennessee Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY ESPN  17 - Wiltjer   9 - Noel   4 - Harrow  W 75–65  24,033 11–5 (2–1)
Jan. 19, 2013 9:00 pm at Auburn Auburn ArenaAuburn, AL ESPNU  17 - Wiltjer   9 - Noel   8 - Harrow  W 75–53  9,121 12–5 (3–1)
Jan. 22, 2013 9:00 pm at Alabama Coleman ColiseumTuscaloosa, AL ESPN  14 - Wiltjer   13 - Noel   2 - Tied  L 55–59  15,383 12–6 (3–2)
Jan. 26, 2013 4:00 pm LSU Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY SECN/ESPN3  20 - Poythress   12 - Poythress   2 - Tied  W 75–70  24,248 13–6 (4–2)
Jan. 29, 2013 9:00 pm at #16 Ole Miss Tad Smith ColiseumOxford, MS ESPN  26 - Wiltjer   7 - Tied   4 - Tied  W 87–74  9,232 14–6 (5–2)
Feb. 2, 2013 6:00 pm at Texas A&M Reed ArenaCollege Station, TX ESPN  19 - Tied   14 - Noel   3 - Tied  W 72–68 OT 10,558 15–6 (6–2)
Feb. 5, 2013 9:00 pm South Carolina Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY ESPNU  15 - Mays   10 - Noel   4 - Tied  W 77–55  22,559 16–6 (7–2)
Feb. 9, 2013 4:00 pm Auburn Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY SECN/ESPN3  14 - Wiltjer   12 - Noel   2 - Tied  W 72–62  24,253 17–6 (8–2)
Feb. 12, 2013 7:00 pm at #7 Florida #25 O'Connell CenterGainesville, FL ESPN  10 - Tied   6 - Tied   3 - Tied  L 52–69  12,480 17–7 (8–3)
Feb. 16, 2013 1:00 pm at Tennessee #25 Thompson-Boling ArenaKnoxville, TN CBS  18 - Wiltjer   6 - Wiltjer   4 - Goodwin  L 58–88  21,678 17–8 (8–4)
Feb. 20, 2013 8:00 pm Vanderbilt Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY SECN/ESPN3  20 - Cauley-Stein   7 - Cauley-Stein   6 - Mays  W 74–70  22,887 18–8 (9–4)
Feb. 23, 2013 9:00 pm Missouri Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY
(College GameDay)
ESPN  24 - Mays   12 - Cauley-Stein   6 - Harrow  W 90–83 OT 24,380 19–8 (10–4)
Feb. 27, 2013 8:00 pm Mississippi State Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY SECN  19 - Harrow   8 - Cauley-Stein   4 - Tied  W 85–55  24,023 20–8 (11–4)
Mar. 2, 2013 4:00 pm at Arkansas Bud Walton ArenaFayetteville, AR CBS  14 - Goodwin   10 - Cauley-Stein   2 - Harrow, Goodwin  L 60–73  18,139 20–9 (11–5)
Mar. 7, 2013 7:00 pm at Georgia Stegeman ColiseumAthens, GA ESPN  20 - Goodwin   11 - Cauley-Stein   3 - Poythress  L 62–72  10,062 20–10 (11–6)
Mar. 9, 2013 12:00 pm #11 Florida Rupp Arena • Lexington, KY CBS  16 - Goodwin   12 - Poythress   2 - Poythress, Mays, Harrow, Polson  W 61–57  24,294 21–10 (12–6)
2013 SEC Tournament
Mar. 15, 2013 7:30 p.m. vs. Vanderbilt Bridgestone Arena • Nashville, TN
(Quarterfinals)
SECN/ESPN3  12 - Goodwin   9 - Cauley-Stein   3 - Mays  L 48–64  18,192 21–11
2013 National Invitation Tournament
Mar. 19, 2013* 7:30 p.m. at (8) Robert Morris #(1) Moon Township, PACharles L. Sewall Center
(First Round)
ESPN  18 - Goodwin   7 - Goodwin   3 - Polson  L 57–59  3,444 21–12
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time. (#) during NIT is seed within region.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
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