Kentucky-Boston Postgame Notes

Kentucky Men’s Basketball Postgame Notes
Boston University at Kentucky
Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky.
Nov. 24, 2015
Attendance: 22,623

 

Final Score: Kentucky 82, Boston University 62


Team Records and Series Notes

Kentucky moved to 5-0 on the season. Boston is now 2-3.
Kentucky leads the series 5-0. 
Kentucky returns to action Friday, Nov. 27, against South Florida in the Hoophall Miami Invitational. Game time is 5 p.m. ET and it will be televised on ESPN.

Game Notes

Kentucky started with the lineup of Skal Labissiere, Marcus Lee, Isaiah Briscoe, Jamal Murray and Tyler Ulis for the third game in a row.
UK held Boston scoreless for the first three minutes of the game while building a 10-0 lead.
Boston rallied to within 10-9 and the dogged Terriers kept it close, eventually taking their first and only lead at 32-31 with 3:28 to go in the opening period.
UK, however, quickly regained the lead and scored the final six points of the half to take a 40-33 advantage into intermission.
In the second half, Boston got no closer than seven points.
Ahead 60-53, UK finished the game with a 22-9 run to make the final 82-62.

Team Notes

With 2,183 all-time wins, Kentucky is the nation’s leader in that category. 
Coach John Calipari has a 640-178 (.782) all-time record, including a 195-38 (.837) mark at Kentucky.  
Calipari is 106-4 (.964) in Rupp Arena.
UK extended a streak of 36 consecutive regular-season wins and 24 straight wins in Rupp Arena.
Kentucky is now 120-5 (.960) under Calipari when limiting the opponent to 63 or fewer points.
Jamal Murray made a 3-pointer at the 14:30 mark of the opening half, extending UK’s streak of games with a made 3-pointer to 944, the second-longest streak in the nation. 
Kentucky had a +42 margin on points in the paint, 58-16.
UK attacked the backboard for 18 offensive rebounds, leading to a 24-9 advantage in second-chance points.
UK shot 51.6 percent from the field, the third game this season the Cats made at least half their shots.
It was a night of balance for the Wildcats with five players scoring in double figures and four Cats gathering at least six rebounds.
For the third time in the last 50 seasons, UK has won each of their first five games of a season by at least 11 points (1982-1983, 2014-2015, 2015-2016).
For the third time since 1982-1983 UK has won each of their first five games of a season while scoring at least 74 points (1987-1988, 1992-1993, 2015-2016).
 The View From the Top
Kentucky was ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press and USA Today Coaches’ polls released Monday.  
UK owns an all-time record of 216-28 (.885) as the nation’s top-ranked team.
UK is 64-5 (.928) under Calipari when ranked No. 1 and the Wildcats have been in the No. 1 slot in five of the seven years of Calipari’s term in Lexington.
Calipari is 105-10 (.913) all-time as the head coach of the AP’s No. 1 team.

Player Notes  

Senior Alex Poythress collected 14 points (7 of 8 field goals) and 10 rebounds, his second consecutive double-double and fourth of his career.
Sophomore Tyler Ulis had 15 points, six rebounds and a game-high six assists.
He has averaged 18 points over the last three games.
It is his fourth consecutive game with at least five assists. He is the first Wildcat to do so since Brandon Knight in Feb. 2011.
He is the first Wildcat with at least 15 points, six rebounds and six assists in a game since Andrew Harrison vs. North Carolina on Dec. 14, 2013 (17 points, six rebounds, seven assists).
He is the first Wildcat with at least 15 points and five assists in three consecutive games. 
Freshman Skal Labissiere led all scorers with 16 points, adding a season-high seven rebounds and three blocked shots.
Freshman Isaiah Briscoe had 11 points and has scored in double figures in all four games he’s played this year. He also contributed seven rebounds and five assists.
Freshman Jamal Murray notched 12 points.