January 29, 2013
Nerlens Noel shot into the UK record books and to the top of the NCAA blocks rankings in Kentucky's win over Ole Miss. Some key stats following the game:
-- His 12 blocks were a school-record, breaking the previous mark by three.
-- Noel now has 95 blocks on the year, which now leads the nation by two (St. John's Chris Obepka has 93, also through 20 games).
-- Through 20 games, Anthony Davis had 93 blocks.
-- Through 20 games, Nerlens Noel has 95 blocks.
-- Noel had 46 blocks in 13 non-conference games. He has 49 blocks through seven SEC games.
-- Noel is guaranteed at least 13 more games this season (regular season and one SEC Tournament game). Davis had 61 blocks (4.7 per game) in games 20-33 of last year, for those ready to keep comparing.
-- 295 Division I teams began Tuesday with less blocks than Noel's 95, according to Kyle Tucker.