Kentucky-Wright State Postgame Notes

Kentucky Men’s Basketball Postgame Notes
Wright State at Kentucky
Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky.
Nov. 20, 2015
Attendance: 22,563

 

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.

Team Notes

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.

Game Notes

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.

Player Notes  

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.