Kentucky-Arizona State Postgame Notes

Men’s Basketball Postgame Notes
Arizona State vs. Kentucky, Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, Bahamas
Nov. 28, 2016
Attendance: 1,200


Final Score: No. 1/1 Kentucky 115, Arizona State 69

                                                          

Team Records and Series Notes

Kentucky improved to 7-0. Arizona State is 4-3
Kentucky leads the all-time series 5-0 and is now 3-0 in neutral site games.
Kentucky is 2-0 in neutral site games this season
Kentucky returns to Rupp Arena to face another Pac-12 opponent, UCLA, Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on CBS

In the First Half

Kentucky started the lineup of Isaiah Briscoe, De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk, Wenyen Gabriel, and Bam Adebayo for the second time this season and first time since the Duquesne game. Kentucky is 2-0 with that lineup. 
Briscoe made a 3-pointer at the 14:26 mark, extending Kentucky’s streak to 982 games with at least one 3-pointer, the longest streak in the nation. 
Ahead 6-5 at the 17:49 mark, Kentucky went on an 18-5 run over the next 5:20 to stretch its lead to 26-10
Kentucky led by as much as 28 at the 1:31 mark in the first half
UK scored its most points in the first half of a game (58) since Dec. 22, 2008, vs. Tennessee State (59). The 58 points were the most first-half points in the John Calipari era
This was the fourth straight game that UK scored at least 50 points in the first half

In the Second Half

Kentucky eclipsed the century mark on a Monk 3-pointer with 4:44 to play to make it 101-62
Kentucky built its largest lead at 48 points, with 22 seconds to play

Team Notes

This is the fifth time in eight seasons under Coach John Calipari that the Wildcats have opened with six straight wins
Kentucky has won all seven games this season by at least 21 points, the first time that has happened since the 1947-48 Wildcats initiated the campaign with six wins of at least a 24-point margin victory
Six Wildcats scored in double figures for the second game in a row
Kentucky’s 115 points is the most in the Calipari era and the most for the Wildcats since Dec. 30, 2002, when UK defeated Tennessee State 115-87
Kentucky has bettered the record for most points in the Calipari era in back-to-back outings. UK’s 111 points vs. UT Martin was the most, before UK topped it tonight
Kentucky scored 100 or more points in three straight games for the first time since Dec. 16, 17 and 23, 1977
UK’s 33 assists were the most in the Calipari era, eclipsing the 30 vs. Hartford on Jan. 29, 2009
The school record for team assists in a game is 35 vs. San Joes State on March 14, 1996
UK shot 52 percent from the field today, the fifth time this season the Wildcats have made at least half of their shots
Kentucky is 69-6 under Calipari as the Associated Press’ No. 1 team. Calipari is 110-11 all-time when his team has been ranked in the top spot 
Coach John Calipari has a 669-187 (.782) on-court record, including a 225-47 (.827) mark at UK

Player Notes  

Freshman De’Aaron Fox posted the second triple-double in Kentucky history
Fox posted 14 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists
The 11 rebounds were a career high
The other triple-double in school history came from freshman Chris Mills, who posted 19 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists against Austin Peay on Dec. 27, 1988 
Freshman Malik Monk had 23 points and has reached double figures in all seven games this season. He’s scored more than 20 in three straight and four games total this year
He made three 3-pointers and has made at least two 3’s in every game except the opener when he made one
Freshman Bam Adebayo finished a rebound short of a double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds
He had a game-high three blocks, tying his career high
Sophomore Isaiah Briscoe also topped 20 points scoring with 20. He also contributed four rebounds and a career-high-tying seven assists
Briscoe has scored 20 or more points in three of five games played this season
He was 2 of 2 from 3-point range, the first time in his career he’s hit multiple 3-pointers 
Briscoe also contributed three steals, a game-high mark.
Freshman Wenyen Gabriel scored in double figures for the third consecutive game with 10 points. He also added seven rebounds
Gabriel has hauled in six or more rebounds in five straight outings
He also dished out four assists. Gabriel has notched four or more assists in two of his last three games played
Senior Derek Willis posted 11 points and six rebounds. It marked the first game he topped double digits since a 15-point performance in the season opener
His six rebounds were the most this season
He has blocked at least one shot in every game this year
Senior Mychal Mulder knocked down two more 3-pointers. He’s drained multiple 3-pointers in four consecutive games
Freshman Brad Calipari hit his first-career 3-pointer and also added a rebound and an assist