Men's Basketball at South Carolina -- Post-Game Notes
Feb. 4, 2012
-- Kentucky improves to 23-1, 9-0 in the Southeastern Conference, while South Carolina falls to 9-13, 1-7.
-- The Wildcats are 46-10 all-time against South Carolina and 18-6 in Columbia.
-- UK is now 894-251 in SEC regular season action.
-- Kentucky has won five-straight against South Carolina by an average of 22 ppg.
-- UK extended its winning streak to 15-straight games and has won five straight on the road. The 15-game streak is the second longest streak in the Calipari era behind the 19-0 start by the 2009-10 squad.
-- Kentucky has won its first nine in league play, the best SEC start for the Wildcats since the 2004-05 team started 10-0.
-- The Wildcats have held three of their last four opponents to 50 points or less, and allowed only 51 points today.
-- Kentucky has won three-straight by 20 or more for the first time since the 1995-96 season.
-- UK returns to action on Tuesday, hosting Florida. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET and the game will be televised on ESPN.
Team game notes
-- The Wildcats used the starting combination of Terrence Jones, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Doron Lamb, Anthony Davis and Marquis Teague for the 15th time. UK is 14-1 with that starting five.
-- Darius Miller was the first sub off the bench for the 14th time this season.
-- Kentucky extended its streak of games with a 3-pointer to 811 games, the third-longest streak in the country.
-- The Wildcats led 52-25 at the half and are now 19-0, 8-0 in the SEC when leading at the half.
-- UK’s 27-point halftime lead was its largest in league play this season.
-- The Cats shot a blistering 58.6 pct. from the field in the first half. It was the third time in the last four games UK has shot 56 pct. or better from the field in the first half.
-- Kentucky registered double-digit blocks for the 10th time this season.
-- The Wildcats’ 34-point victory is their largest in league play this season.
-- Kentucky shot 51.6 pct. from the field, while holding South Carolina to 30.5 pct. shooting.
-- The Wildcats committed just three turnovers, the fewest all season.
-- UK dished out 17 assists to just three turnovers.
Individual game notes
#1 Darius Miller
-- Finished with five points pushing career total to 1,090 career points 48th on the UK all-time scoring list.
-- Shooting .452 pct. from 3-point range in league games (14-31) compared to .339 pct. in 15 non-conference games.
#3 Terrence Jones
-- Scored a season-high 16 first-half points. It was his fifth time this season scoring double-digits in the first half.
#20 Doron Lamb
-- Has hit multiple 3-pointers in seven of his last nine games.
-- Hit double-figures in the first half for the sixth time this season.
-- Scored 18 points, a personal best in league play this season.
#23 Anthony Davis
-- Tallied eight blocks, giving him 116 on the season, breaking Shaquille O’Neal’s SEC freshman record for blocks.
-- Davis is now ninth on the league’s single-season blocks list.
-- His eight blocks was the most by a Wildcat against South Carolina.
-- Tied his personal-best for blocks.
-- Tallied a season-high 18 first-half points. It was his sixth time this season going for double-figures in the first half.
-- Of his nine made field goals, seven were dunks.
#33 Kyle Wiltjer
-- Scored a SEC career-best 12 points and it was the most since he scored 24 against Loyola on Dec. 22.