Kentucky-UCLA Postgame Notes

Kentucky Men’s Basketball Postgame Notes
No. 1/1 Kentucky at UCLA
Pauley Pavillion – Los Angeles
Dec. 3, 2015
Attendance: 12,202

 

Final Score: UCLA 87, Kentucky 77

Team Records and Series Notes

Kentucky is 7-1 on the season. UCLA is 5-3.
Kentucky returns to Rupp Arena on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The game will be telecast on ESPN2.

Game Notes

Kentucky started with the lineup of Tyler Ulis, Isaiah Briscoe, Jamal Murray, Marcus Lee and Skal Labissiere.
Isiah Briscoe opened the scoring 28 seconds into the game with a made jumper, but UCLA scored the next nine points.
Kentucky closed the deficit to 22-21 at the 7:59 mark in the first half.
UCLA led by as many as 11 in the first half and was up by eight at halftime.
UCLA never trailed in the second half and opened up its largest lead (15) at the 13:08 mark in the second half.
UCLA led for 38:10 of game time. Kentucky entered the game having trailed a total of 17:50 in seven games.

Team Notes

Kentucky lost a regular-season game for the first time since March 8, 2014, ending a streak of 38 consecutive regular-season wins.
John Calipari has a 642-179 (.782) all-time record, including a 197-39 (.835) mark at Kentucky.  
Jamal Murray made a 3-pointer at the 16:46 mark of the opening half, extending UK’s streak of games with a made 3-pointer to 947, the second-longest streak in the nation. 
Kentucky made eight 3-pointers, a season high.
UK’s 25 3-point attempts was also a season high.
Kentucky committed 27 fouls, a season high.
UCLA’s 87 points were the most Kentucky has allowed this year. 
The pervious opponent’s high was 65 vs. Albany in the opener.
UCLA shot 53 percent from the field (28 of 53), marking the first time this season a UK opponent shot better than 50 percent.
UCLA’s 45-percent shooting performance from 3-point range was also a season best by a UK opponent.
UCLA 34 free-throw attempts were the most by a UK opponent this year.

Notes on the No. 1 Ranking

UK owns an all-time record of 218-28 (.886) as the nation’s top-ranked team.
UK is 66-6 (.916) under Calipari when ranked No. 1 and the Wildcats have been in the No. 1 slot in five of the seven years of Calipari’s term in Lexington.
Calipari is 107-11 (.906) all-time as the head coach of the AP’s No. 1 team.

Player Notes  

Freshman Isaiah Briscoe had a career-high 20 points – the second game in a row in which he scored a career high.
       • His 20 points was a team high.
Sophomore Tyler Ulis, who missed the last game with an elbow injury, dished a career-high nine assists.
       • He added nine points in 38 minutes of action.
       • Ulis is the first UK player with at least 5 assists in at least 5 of their first 7 games played in a season since John Wall in 2009-2010
       • Ulis had the most assists by a UK player in a non-conference road game (9) since Saul Smith vs. Michigan State on December 16th, 2000 (10)
Freshman Jamal Murray notched 17 points, his sixth consecutive double-figure game.
       • He grabbed five rebounds, one off his career high.
Junior Derek Willis scored 11 points in 14 minutes.
       • The point total was three off his career high, set against Albany.
       • He grabbed a career-high six rebounds, tying freshman Isaac Humphries for the team high.
Junior Marcus Lee left the game at the 15:39 mark with a head injury and did not return.