Kentucky-Wright State Postgame Notes
Kentucky Men’s Basketball Postgame Notes
Wright State at Kentucky
Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky.
Nov. 20, 2015
Final Score: Kentucky 78, Wright State 63
Team Records and Series Notes
• Kentucky moved to 4-0 on the season. Wright State is now 1-3.
• This was the first meeting between the schools in men’s basketball.
• Kentucky returns to action against Boston University on Tuesday, Nov. 24, in Rupp Arena. Game time is 9 p.m. ET and it will be televised on the SEC Network.
• With 2,182 all-time wins, Kentucky is the nation’s leader in that category.
• Coach John Calipari has a 639-178 all-time record, including a 194-38 mark at Kentucky.
• Calipari is 105-4 in Rupp Arena.
• Kentucky extended a streak of 35 consecutive regular-season wins and 23 straight wins in Rupp Arena.
• Kentucky is now 119-5 under Calipari when limiting the opponent to 63 or fewer points.
• Jamal Murray made a 3-pointer at the 18-minute mark of the opening half, extending UK’s steak of games with a made 3-pointer to 943, the second-longest streak in the nation.
• Kentucky made 26 of 37 foul shots, season highs in both categories.
• UK shot 53.2 percent from the field, the second time this season the Wildcats have hit at least half their shots.
• Kentucky started with the lineup of Skal Labissiere, Marcus Lee, Isaiah Briscoe, Jamal Murray and Tyler Ulis for the second game in a row.
• Kentucky held Wright State scoreless for the first three minutes of the game while building a 5-0 lead it never relinquished.
• UK went to halftime ahead 39-26, with Ulis’ 10 points leading the way in the opening stanza.
• Wright State got no closer than 10 points in the second half as the Wildcats worked their way to a 78-63 win.
• Sophomore Tyler Ulis led all scorers with 21 points, a career high.
• It was his second consecutive game to set his personal scoring best after notching 18 points against Duke.
• Ulis also had a game-high five assists.
• Senior Alex Poythress posted 10 points and 10 rebounds, his third career double-double.
• Freshman Isaiah Briscoe followed Ulis with 15 points and has scored in double figures in all three games he’s played this year.
• Freshmen Jamal Murray and Skal Labissiere each had 13 points. Murray hit a perfect 10-of-10 at the foul line.
• Junior Marcus Lee claimed seven rebounds and has at least seven boards in every game this season. Lee is averaging one rebound for every 2.8 minutes played this season.