Kentucky-Ole Miss Postgame Notes

Feb. 2, 2010

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 21-1, 6-1 in the Southeastern Conference while Ole Miss is 16-6 overall, 4-4 in league action.
  • Kentucky leads the series, 97-12, including 49-2 in Lexington.
  • Kentucky returns to action on Saturday at LSU at 4 p.m. EST. The game will be televised on the SEC Network.

First-Half Notes

  • Kentucky used the starting lineup of John Wall, Eric Bledsoe, Darnell Dodson, Patrick Patterson and DeMarcus Cousins for the first time this season.
  • UK jumped out to a 7-0 lead, including Darnell Dodson's three-point shot that extended the Wildcats' streak of 733 consecutive games with at least one three-pointer.
  • After Ole Miss closed within 12-9, UK reeled off 15 straight points for a 27-11 lead, the Cats' largest advantage of the half.
  • Capitalizing on UK turnovers, the Rebels rallied to within 46-37 at halftime.
  • Cousins notched 11 points and eight rebounds in the first half, the fourth-straight game he has hit double-figure scoring in the opening frame.

Second-Half Notes

  • Kentucky had another strong start, scoring 12 points in the first three minutes of the half for a 58-43 lead.
  • Unfazed, Ole Miss stormed back with a 14-2 run over the next three minutes, cutting the margin to 60-57 with 13:57 remaining.
  • UK responded with its own 8-0 run, including threes by Darius Miller and Patterson, for a little breathing room at 68-57.
  • Ahead 73-63, the Wildcats put the game away with a 7-0 spurt for an 80-63 advantage with 4:05 to play.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky shot 50 percent from the field, the 12 th time this season the Wildcats have made at least half their shots.
  • Kentucky dominated points in the paint, 44-30.
  • Kentucky drew six charges tonight on defense.

Individual Notes

  • DeMarcus Cousins had 18 points and 13 rebounds.
    • It's his 13 th double-double of the season.
    • Cousins has five-straight double-doubles. The last Cat to achieve the feat was Jim Andrews, who had six straight in 1973.
  • Patrick Patterson had 12 points.
    • Patterson moved past Frank Ramsey for 26 th place on the UK career scoring list. Patterson now has 1,352 points as a Wildcat.
  • John Wall had 17 points, his eighth-straight game in double figures. He also had seven assists.
  • Darnell Dodson had 14 points tonight. In his last two games as a starter, he has tallied 16 and 14 points.
  • DeAndre Liggins turned in five points and a season-best five rebounds.
  • Eric Bledsoe had a career-high eight assists to go along with eight points.