Kentucky-Florida Postgame Notes

Feb. 8, 2015

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Team Records and Series Notes

•    With the win, Kentucky is 23-0, 10-0 in the Southeastern Conference. Florida dropped to 12-11, 5-5 SEC.
•    Kentucky owns a 95-37 all-time record against Florida, including a 34-24 edge in Gainesville, Fla.
•    Kentucky improved to 4-2 under head coach John Calipari in when ESPN’s College GameDay is on hand.
•    Kentucky will return to action on Tuesday, Feb. 10 with tipoff slated for 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Team Notes

•    The only undefeated team remaining in the nation, Kentucky is the all-time wins leader in college basketball with 2,163.
•    With 23 consecutive wins to open the year, tied the 1965-66 Wildcats for the second-best start in program history.
•    Kentucky is off to the best start under coach John Calipari.
•    UK is two wins shy of equaling the best start in school annals.
•    UK’s 23-game winning streak is the tied with the 1952 Wildcats for the eighth-longest streak in Kentucky history.
•    UK’s 23-game winning streak is tied for the fifth-longest streak in single-season history.
•    UK has won 45 of its last 47 games as the Associated Press top-ranked team.
•    Calipari has a 175-37 record at Kentucky and a 620-177 overall on-court record in his career.
•    Calipari has an 89-9 all-time record when coaching the nation’s No. 1 team, including a 48-4 mark at Kentucky.
•    Kentucky has a league-leading 932-262 all-time record in SEC play.
•    Kentucky was 21 of 22 from the free-throw line, which was a season-best 95.5-percent clip.
•    Florida shot 24 of 49 (.490) from the field, which was the second highest shooting percentage by a UK opponent this year (Ole Miss - .492) and the best by a UK opponent playing on its home floor.
•    The Wildcats took an early 2-0 lead on a Willie Cauley-Stein jumper with 18:46 remaining in the first half, and did not lead again until taking a 33-32 lead on a Karl-Anthony Towns bucket with 18:21 remaining in the second half.
•    After taking a 45-44 lead on a Willie Cauley-Stein dunk with 12:01 to go in the game, Kentucky never trailed again.
•    Kentucky finished the game on a 9-2 run.
•    Just five Wildcats scored in the game, with four of them (Towns, Cauley-Stein, Aaron Harrison and Devin Booker) each scoring in double figures.
•    Kentucky extended its streak of games with a 3-pointer to 923 consecutive games, the second longest streak in the nation. 
•    Kentucky finished with four steals as a team, which was a season low.
•    Kentucky out-rebounded Florida 33-20, and Florida’s 20 rebounds was the fewest total by a UK opponent this year.

Individual Notes

•    Sophomore guard Aaron Harrison scored 23 points, with 18 of them coming in the second half.
o    Harrison’s 23 points were the second-highest single-game total by a Wildcat this season, trailing only his 26 vs. Ole Miss on Jan. 6.
o    He was a perfect 8 of 8 from the free-throw line, which was the best total by a Wildcat who shot 100 percent from the line in a game this season.
o    Harrison shot 3 of 6 from 3-point range, marking the fifth time this season he has made three or more shots from the perimeter.
•    Freshman forward Karl-Anthony Towns grabbed a game-high eight rebounds, and added 19 points, tying his career high.
o    He led UK in rebounds for the second game in a row.
o    Towns’ two blocks were also a game high, and marked the second-straight game he has led UK in blocks.
o    He dished three assists, one away from his career high.
•    Junior forward Willie Cauley-Stein scored 13 points, and was 5 of 5 from the free-throw line.
o    Cauley-Stein shot 100-percent from line in a single game for the first time in his career when attempting three or more free throws.
•    Freshman guard Devin Booker scored 12 points.
o    He has scored in double figures in four of the last five road games.