Kentucky-Texas A&M Postgame Notes

Kentucky Men’s Basketball Postgame Notes
No. 14/14 Kentucky at RV/No. 24 Texas A&M
Reed Arena – College Station, Texas
Feb. 20, 2016
Attendance: 12,029


Final Score: Texas A&M 79, Kentucky 77 (OT)

Team Records and Series Notes

Kentucky is now 20-7 on the season. The Wildcats are 10-4 in Southeastern Conference action.
Kentucky is 0-2 in overtime games this year.
Texas A&M is 21-7 (9-5 SEC).
Kentucky leads the all-time series 5-3.
The loss snapped UK’s three-game winning streak in the series.
Next for the Wildcats: UK welcomes Alabama to Rupp Arena on Tuesday at 7 p.m. EST, televised by ESPN. 

In the First Half

Kentucky started with the lineup of Tyler Ulis, Isaiah Briscoe, Jamal Murray, Derek Willis and Marcus Lee for the fifth straight game.
Texas A&M’s first five made field goals were 3-pointers.
Alex Caruso gave Texas A&M its first made field goal from inside the 3-point line with a putback at the 8:34-mark to give the hosts an 18-17 lead. 
Five Wildcats hit 3-pointers in the first half. It's the first time this season UK had had five players make a 3 in the same game.
The first half featured 14 lead changes and the score was tied four times. 
Willis hit a 3-pointer in the corner with 13 seconds to play to give Kentucky a 36-35 halftime advantage.
Kentucky is now 18-3 when owning a halftime advantage. 

In the Second Half

Ahead 50-49 at the 15:02 mark, Texas A&M went on a 9-2 run over the next 2:43 to open up an eight-point lead, 59-51, at 11:30 (the under-12 media time out). It was the largest lead for either team at that point in the game.
Texas A&M was assessed a technical foul at the 11:30 mark.
UK scored six straight points from that mark to get within two at 59-57.
The game remained within one or two baskets the rest of the way.
Lee slammed home a Ulis alley oop with 00:43 to play to tie the game.

Team Notes

Kentucky has scored at least 76 points in 10 straight regular-season SEC games for the first time since the 1995-96 season (12 straight).
Kentucky made 10 3-pointers. The Wildcats have made at least 10 3s in each of the last five games, a school record.
UK is 5-1 this season when making double-digit 3s.
This was the 17th-straight game that a Wildcat has scored at least 20 points.
Texas A&M had 18 assists, the most by a UK opponent this year.
Texas A&M made 28 field goals, the tying UCLA for the second most by a UK opponent this year.
John Calipari has a 655-185 (.789) all-time record, including a 210-45 (.824) mark at Kentucky.

Player Notes  

Freshman Jamal Murray had 21 points
It was his 12th game this season with at least 20 points, his sixth game in a row.
It was his 25th consecutive double-figure scoring game, the most since Brandon Knight had a 28-game double-figure stretch in 2010-11.
He has made at least one 3-point shot in every game this season, taking sole possession of the school record for most consecutive games with a made 3 to start the season.
Having made a 3 in 27-straight games, he tied Travis Ford (1992-93) and Rex Chapman (1986-1987) for the second-longest single-season streak in school history. Tony Delk has the record (32 in 1993-1994)
He made four 3s, his 14th game with three or more made 3s, which puts him at the third most by a Wildcat in a season under Calipari.
Sophomore Tyler Ulis had 22 points and 11 assists.
He is the first player in Kentucky history with three 20-plus-point, 10-plus-assist games.
He has a school-record 12 games of at least 20 points and five assists.
He is the first Wildcat in school history with at least four assists in 20 consecutive games (single game assists available since the 1972-73 season).
It is the fourth time this season he has recorded at least 10 assists in a game, tying the UK single-season record shared by Kyle Macy in 1977-78, Roger Harden in 1985-86 and John Wall in 2009-10.
Freshman Isaiah Briscoe scored 11 points. 
He was 1 of 1 from the 3-point line. It was his first made 3 since the Arizona State game on Dec. 12, 2015.
Freshman Isaac Humprhries grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds and scored a career-high six points.