Kentucky-Ole Miss Postgame Notes

Kentucky Men’s Basketball Postgame Notes
Ole Miss at 10/11 Kentucky
Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky.
Jan. 2, 2016
Attendance: 24,399

 

Final Score: Kentucky 83, Ole Miss 61

Team Records and Series Notes

In the league opener for both teams, Kentucky is now 11-2 on the season and Ole Miss is 10-3, ending a seven-game winning streak by the Rebels.
Kentucky leads the all-time series 104-13.
Next for the Wildcats: Kentucky plays at LSU on Tuesday at 9 p.m., televised by ESPN.

In the First Half

Kentucky started with the lineup of Tyler Ulis, Isaiah Briscoe, Jamal Murray, Alex Poythress and Marcus Lee for the first time this season.
Ole Miss got an early 4-2 lead but it was the Rebels’ only advantage of the game.
Leading 14-11, UK took control of the game with a 27-5 run to take its biggest differential of the half at 41-16.
The Wildcats went into halftime with a 46-22 lead.
The 24-point advantage was UK’s largest halftime lead of the year.

In the Second Half

Early in the second half, UK took its largest lead of the game at 29 points, 53-24.
Ole Miss got no closer than 20 the rest of the way as UK claimed the 83-61 win.  

Team Notes

With 2,189 all-time wins, Kentucky is the nation’s leader in that category. 
UK extended its streak of 29 straight wins in Rupp Arena. 
Kentucky shot exactly 50 percent from the field, the sixth time this season the Wildcats have made at least half their shots in a game.
Ole Miss shot 40 percent from the field. UK has held the last 55 home opponents under 50 percent from the field.
Kentucky dominated the rebounding, 41-27, leading to a 16-9 advantage in second-chance points.
UK limited the visitors to 61 points.  UK is 124-5 (.961) in the John Calipari era when holding the opponent to 63 points or less.
Kentucky extended its streak of 952 consecutive games with at least one 3-point basket.
Coach John Calipari has a 646-180 (.782) all-time record, including a 201-40 (.834) mark at Kentucky.  Calipari is 111-4 (.965) in Rupp Arena.

Player Notes  

Sophomore Tyler Ulis compiled 20 points and 10 assists, his first double-double as a Wildcat.
He is the first Wildcat to have a 20-point, 10-assist game since John Wall vs. Rider on Nov. 21, 2009.
Along with his 21 points last Saturday vs. Louisville, Ulis is the first UK player to have consecutive 20-point games since James Young in 2014.
He is the first Cat with a 10-assist game since Julius Mays vs. Lafayette on Nov. 16, 2012.
Freshman Jamal Murray had 18 points, his 11th 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 13 games.
He also tied his season best for rebounds with six boards.
Junior Marcus Lee totaled 13 points and eight rebounds. After making 6 of 9 field goals tonight, Lee has made 32 of 43 (.744) shots in the last seven games.
Senior Alex Poythress had six points and a game-high nine rebounds.
Freshman Skal Labissiere had nine points, most for him since 10 against Eastern Kentucky.