Barclays Center Classic - Maryland vs Kentucky Recap - Kentucky Wins 72-69

Barclays Center Classic - Maryland vs Kentucky Recap - Kentucky Wins 72-69

Kentucky earned a 72-69 victory over Maryland on Friday, getting 19 points from Kyle Wiltjer at Barclays Center.

Kentucky won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 10.5-point spread.

Kentucky got 16 points from Archie Goodwin and another 10 points from Jarrod Polson. Jarrod Polson contributed 3 assists, while Nerlens Noel cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

Maryland got 23 points from Alex Len in a losing cause and another 11 points from Nick Faust. Pe'Shon Howard contributed 5 assists for them, while Alex Len had 12 rebounds.

Kentucky hit the break leading 49-36 before taking care of business in the second half.

Maryland won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 54-38.