Kentucky-Penn Postgame Notes

Jan. 3, 2011

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Team Records and Series Info

  • Kentucky won its seventh consecutive game and is now 12-2 on the season. Penn owns a 5-6 overall record.
  • UK now owns a 5-0 record all-time against Penn, winning the first meeting between the two schools since the 2000 season.
  • The Wildcats are now 13-3 all-time against schools comprising the Ivy League.
  • UK owns a 41-7 overall record vs. teams from the state of Pennsylvania.
  • UK owns a 39-7 record all-time when playing as the 11th-ranked team in the country according to the Associated Press top 25.
  • The Wildcats are now 61-19 in the first game of the new year since the beginning of the Adolph Rupp era in the 1930-31 season.
  • UK has won 110 of its last 133 home games and is currently riding a 26-game winning streak. UK owns a 452-60 all-time record at Rupp Arena.
  • The game with Penn concludes the regular-season, non-conference portion of the UK schedule. UK will return to action, opening Southeastern Conference play at Georgia on Saturday, Jan. 8. Tipoff is slated for 4 p.m. ET and the game will be televised live on the SEC Network.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky has used the starting lineup of Brandon Knight, Darius Miller, DeAndre Liggins, Terrence Jones and Josh Harrellson in every game this season.
  • Knight got UK on the board, connecting on a layup with 18:39 left in the first half.
  • For the team-high 12th time this season, freshman guard Doron Lamb was the first UK player to check in off the bench.
  • Throughout the first half, Penn maintained a lead, owning a 12-point advantage twice in the first period. After Lamb finished a three-point play to cut the lead to 32-24, Liggins drained a three pointer from the corner and Knight stroked one at the top of the three-point line to cut the lead to 32-30. Harrellson’s putback with 1:05 on the clock evened up the game for the Cats and UK took its first lead of the half on Lamb’s free throw with 27.4 seconds before half.
  • UK owned a 33-32 lead at halftime and now owns an 11-1 mark when leading at half this season. Knight and Harrellson paced the team in the first half, as Knight led UK with nine points and Harrellson contributed nine rebounds in the first frame.
  • Over the end of the first half and the start of the second period, UK went on a 21-5 run. UK trailed 32-21 with 3:43 left in the first half, taking a 42-37 lead with 16:34 left in the game.
  • The Wildcats took its first double-digit lead on a three-pointer from Knight in the corner with 15:03 left in the contest, owning a 49-39 advantage and taking full control of the game.
  • After Lamb sunk a three pointer from the corner with 10:06 left in the game, UK owned its first 20-point lead, going up 66-45.
  • The Wildcats dominated in several statistical categories, including a 38-18 mark in points in the paint, a 14-6 lead in second-chance points, a 24-11 mark in bench points and a 37-17 rebounding margin.
  • UK’s 37-17 rebounding margin marks the 11th game this season the Wildcats have outrebounded their opponent and the fourth consecutive game winning the battle of the boards.
  • UK finished the game shooting 57 percent from the field (32-for-56), marking the fourth consecutive game UK has shot 50 percent or better from the field.
  • Penn was held to a 40 percent clip from the field (29-for-49), with UK improving to 9-0 this season when holding its opponent under 40 percent.
  • After going 14-for-17 from the free-throw stripe, good for an 82-percent clip, UK has now finished four consecutive games shooting 80 percent or better from the charity line.
  • UK had four players finish in double-figure scoring; the eighth game this season UK has had at least four players reach double-digit points.
  • The Wildcats finished the second half shooting a blistering 82 percent from the field (18-for-22), the third consecutive game and the fourth game this season UK has shot over 60 percent from the field.
  • Kentucky has made at least one three-point shot in 763 consecutive games, the third longest streak in the nation.

Individual Notes

  • Harrellson posted his second consecutive double-double, totaling 12 points and 11 rebounds in 30 minutes.
    • After going for a career-best 23 points and 14 rebounds in the win over Louisville on Friday, Harrellson became the second UK player with back-to-back double-doubles this season since Terrence Jones turned the trick in two games at the Maui Invitational.
    • Harrellson owns four double-double performances this season, good for a tie for third in the SEC.
    • Harrellson added a career-high seven blocks, eclipsing his previous career-best of two games with three blocks.
    • With seven offensive rebounds, Harrellson set a new career high.
    • Eight times in his career, Harrellson has grabbed double-digit rebounds.
  • Lamb finished with 16 points, adding three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 33 minutes off the bench.
    • Lamb has now totaled nine games with double-digit points.
  • Miller finished the game with 11 points, seven rebounds and a career-high six assists, also adding two blocks and two steals in 30 minutes.
  • Jones charted 10 points and eight rebounds in 25 minutes, adding two assists, one block and one steal.
    • Jones has scored in double figures in 13-of-14 games, including a stretch of six consecutive games.
  • Knight finished the game leading UK with 22 points, adding four assists, one steal and no turnovers in 33 minutes of action.
    • Knight’s 22-point scoring game was his second consecutive game with 20 or more points, as he contributed a career-best 25 points in a win at Louisville on Friday.
    • Knight now owns a team-best seven games with 20 or more points scored in a game this season.
    • Knight connected on 4-of-7 three point attempts, marking the 12th game this season the freshman has made multiple three pointers.