Kentucky-LSU Postgame Notes

Kentucky Men’s Basketball Postgame Notes
No. 9/8 Kentucky at LSU
Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, La.
Jan. 5, 2016
Attendance: 13,573


Final Score: LSU 85, Kentucky 67

Team Records and Series Notes

Kentucky is now 11-3 (1-1 Southeastern Conference) on the season and LSU is 9-5 (2-0 SEC).
Kentucky is 0-2 in true road games this season.
Kentucky leads the all-time series 86-26.
Kentucky leads 30-18 in Baton Rouge.
The loss ended a UK two-game winning streak in the series. 
Next for the Wildcats: Kentucky plays at Alabama on Saturday at 6 p.m., televised by SEC Network.

In the First Half

Kentucky started with the lineup of Tyler Ulis, Isaiah Briscoe, Jamal Murray, Alex Poythress and Marcus Lee for the second game in a row, and the second time this season.
Kentucky scored the first two points of the game on two made Ulis free throws. The Wildcats did not lead again.
Kentucky shot a season-worst 32 percent from the field (9 of 28) in the first half. The nine made first-half field goals also tied the season low (vs. Arizona State).
LSU led by as many as 14 at the 1:12 mark in the first half.
Kentucky trailed by 10 at halftime, UK’s second largest halftime deficit of the season (12 vs. Ohio State).

In the Second Half

Kentucky cut the deficit to four points, 58-54 with a Poythress layup at the at the 9:36 mark.
Over the following 0:45 of game time, LSU went on an 8-2 run getting three points on consecutive offensive possessions, and had an and-one (missed the free throw) on the next possession to take a 66-56 lead.
LSU opened the lead up to as much as 18, 81-63, at the 1:15 mark.

Team Notes

Kentucky extended its streak of 953 consecutive games with at least one 3-point basket when Mychal Mulder connected from distance at the 7:17 mark in the first half.
Coach John Calipari has a 646-181 (.781) all-time record, including a 201-41 (.831) mark at Kentucky.  
The loss snapped Kentucky’s 19-game winning streak in regular-season SEC contests. Kentucky’s nine-game SEC road-game winning streak also ended. Both streaks began at the start of last season.
LSU scored 44 points in the paint, the most by a UK opponent this year.
Kentucky committed 25 fouls, tied for the second most this year (vs. Ole Miss). UK was called for 27 fouls at UCLA.
UK is now 0-2 this season wan allowing 80-plus points (UCLA scored 87).
LSU’s 30 made field goals, 46 rebounds and 17 assists were the most by a UK opponent this season.
UK’s 67 points were tied for the fewest UK scored in a game this season (vs. Ohio State).

Player Notes  

Sophomore Tyler Ulis compiled a career-high 23 points. He dished six assists.
Ulis has scored 20-plus points in three straight
Ulis is the first UK player to have a string of 20-point games since Julius Randle in 2013.
Freshman Jamal Murray had 21 points, his 12th consecutive double-figure game.  
He has made at least one 3-point shot in every game this season, the first player in program history to make a triple in each of his first 14 games.
Junior Mychal Mulder had career highs with five points and eight rebounds.
He made his first career 3-pointer at the 7:17 mark. 
He also connected for the first two made free throws of his career.  
Freshman Isaiah Briscoe grabbed six rebounds, one off his career high.