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
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.
• 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.
• 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.