Kentucky-Indiana Postgame Notes

Kentucky Men’s Basketball Postgame Notes
Indiana vs. Kentucky, NCAA Tournament Second Round – East Region
Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa
March 19, 2016
Attendance: 16,824
Final Score: #5 Indiana 73, #4 Kentucky 67

                                                              

Team Records and Series Notes

Kentucky ended the season 27-9. Indiana improved to 27-7. 
Kentucky leads the all-time series 32-25.
Kentucky leads the series 3-2 in NCAA Tournament games. 
Kentucky is ranked No. 10/13 in the Associated Press and USAToday Coaches polls. Indiana is ranked No. 14/12.

NCAA Tournament Notes

Kentucky made its national-record 55th NCAA Tournament.
UK owns a 121-49 record all-time in NCAA action. 
This was Kentucky’s fourth time as a No. 4-seed. Kentucky is 7-3 in the NCAA Tournament as a No. 4 seed.
The Wildcats are 1-1 in No. 4 vs. No. 5 games. 
Kentucky is 23-5 in NCAA Tournament games under the direction of John Calipari
This was the first time in Calipari’s six NCAA Tournament appearances with Kentucky that the Wildcats didn’t advance to at least the Elite Eight.
Calipari’s teams had made at least the Sweet 16 in nine-straight NCAA Tournament appearances 

In the First Half

Kentucky started with the lineup of Tyler Ulis, Jamal Murray, Isaiah Briscoe, Alex Poythress and Skal Labissiere for the 10th time this year and seventh game in a row. UK finished 8-2 with that lineup.
Kentucky began the game on a 9-2 run over the opening 3:25.
Indiana went on a run from there, taking a 10-9 lead at the 14:07 mark.
Kentucky nursed a narrow advantage for much of the half, but Indiana tied the game at 30-30 with 1:29 to play. Indiana took the lead, 32-30, with 0:40 to play.
Indiana took a 33-32 lead into halftime.
Kentucky trailed at halftime for the sixth time this season.

In the Second Half

Indiana scored the first five points of the second half to open up a 38-32 lead and force a UK timeout with 18:32 to play.
Kentucky then hit back-to-back 3s and added a Poythress layup to take a 40-38 lead.
Indiana scored eight unanswered points after the under-eight media timeout.
IU opened up a 10-point lead, 62-52, with 4:10 to play.
UK got as close as a  67-69 deficit with 0:11 to play, but Indiana made free throws to close out the game.
Team Notes
Kentucky set the NCAA Division I record for most consecutive games with a made 3-point field goal (975).
Kentucky’s 67 points was tied for the second fewest UK has scored in a game this year. UK lost all five of the games in which it scored 70 or fewer.
Kentucky finished with a season-low tying eight assists. 
Coach John Calipari has a 662-187 (.780) all-time record, including a 217-47 (.822) mark at Kentucky.

Player Notes  

Sophomore Tyler Ulis scored 27, had three assists and two steals.
He now has 246 assists this season which is the UK single-season record.
His school-record streak of 28 consecutive games with at least four assists came to a close.
Ulis’ 27 points were three shy of his career high. His four best single-game point totals this season came vs. ranked opponents.
In seven games vs. ranked opponents this season, Ulis averaged 24.4 points on 54.2 percent shooting, 7.6 assists with a 3.8 assist-to-turnover ratio. He also averaged 2.0 steals in those games. He shot 43.9 percent from 3-point range in those games. 
Freshman Jamal Murray had 16 points, adding seven rebounds and four assists.
He concluded his freshman season with the UK freshman scoring record, now standing at 720 points.
It was his 33rd consecutive double-figure scoring game.
He scored at least eight points in all 36 games this season, extending his school-record for most consecutive games with eight or more points at the start of a career.
His 36-straight games with a made 3 is the school record (regardless of if the streak spanned more than one season).
He made at least one 3-point shot in every game this season, the first player in Kentucky history to make a triple in each of his first 36 collegiate games. 
It’s also a school record for most consecutive games with a 3 to begin a season, regardless of year in school.
He finished with 113 3-pointers this season, most ever by a Southeastern Conference freshman.
His 113 3-pointers are the second-most by a freshman in NCAA history. The national freshman record is 122 by Stephen Curry of Davidson in 2006-07.
With just one made 3-pointer, he ended a streak of making at least two in 17 straight games.
He averaged 20.0 points per game this season, the most any player has averaged at UK in the Calipari era.
Overshadowed by his prolific scoring, the 6-4 Murray became an aggressive rebounder. He had seven rebounds today and 52 rebounds over the last eight games, averaging 6.5 boards per game during that span.
Freshman Isaiah Briscoe scored seven points.
He went 3 of 3 from the free-throw line, and shot 100 percent (6 of 6) from the line in two NCAA Tournament games.