Kentucky-South Carolina Postgame Notes

Jan. 22, 2011

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  • Kentucky improves to 15-4, 3-2 SEC on the season. South Carolina drops to 12-6, 3-2 SEC.
  • The Wildcats are 43-10 all-time against the Gamecocks and 17-6 in Columbia.
  • UK’s first win in Columbia since the 2007-08 season.
  • UK is now 522-176 against schools comprising the SEC’s Eastern division. The Cats have gone 159-51 against SEC East teams since the league split into two divisions in 1992.
  • Kentucky will be in action again Saturday, Jan. 29, hosting Georgia. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. p.m. ET with the game being televised on ESPN.

Team game notes

  • The Wildcats used the starting combination of Darius Miller, Terrence Jones, Brandon Knight, DeAndre Liggins and Josh Harrellson. Kentucky is 13-3 with that starting five.
  • Doron Lamb was the first sub off the bench for Kentucky. It was Lamb’s 14th time this season to be the first Wildcat off the bench.
  • Kentucky extended its streak of game with a three-pointer to 768 games, the third longest streak in the country.
  • The UK defense forced its fifth and sixth shot-clock violations this season.
  • The Wildcats shot 82.8 pct. (24-of-29) from the free-throw line, their highest percentage since league play began.
  • Kentucky held the Gamecocks to 33.3 pct. (19-57) shooting.
  • The Wildcats hit only three 3-pointers, the fewest since knocking down three against Washington in the Maui Invitational.

Individual game notes

#1 Darius Miller

  • Finished with a season high 18 points.
  • Has hit a 3-pointer in six straight games and 17 of 19 games this season.
  • Has scored in double-digits in four-straight games and five of the last six.
  • Has registered two blocked shots in three-straight games.
  • Played a career-high 39 minutes.

#3 Terrence Jones

  • Finished with 10 first-half points, the sixth time this season he’s gone for double-digits in the first half.
  • Shooting 74.5 pct. from free throw line (35-of-47) in SEC play.

#5 Jarrod Polson

  • Saw three minutes of action all in the first half, an SEC career high.

#12 Brandon Knight

  • Finished with 23 points, his eighth 20-point game this season, tied for third most by a freshman, one behind leaders Patrick Patterson and Rex Chapman.
  • Scored 11 first-half points, the 11th time this season he’s scored double-figures in the first half.
  • Has connected on 13 3-pointers in his last four games.
  • Has hit a 3-pointer in 17 of 19 games this season.
  • Has four-straight multi-3-pointer games.
  • Pulled down a career-high seven rebounds.

#20 Doron Lamb

  • Finished 7-of-8 from the free throw line.

#55 Josh Harrellson

  • Has four-straight multi-block games and has blocked 17 shots in the last six games.