Kentucky-Ole Miss Postgame Notes

Feb. 18, 2012

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  • Kentucky is 26-1 overall and has won 18 in a row.
  • UK is 12-0 in the Southeastern Conference and the Wildcats are off to their best start in SEC play since the 2003 team swept the league schedule.
  • Kentucky clinched a first-round bye in the upcoming SEC Tournament.
  • Ole Miss is 15-11 overall, 5-7 in the SEC.
  • Kentucky leads the series 99-13, including 50-2 in Lexington.
    • UK is 12-0 vs. Ole Miss when the Wildcats were ranked No. 1.
  • Kentucky goes on the road Tuesday at Mississippi State. Game time is 9 p.m. EST (8 p.m. CST in Starkville) and the game will be televised on ESPN.

First-Half Facts

  • Kentucky started with the lineup of Marquis Teague, Doron Lamb, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Terrence Jones and Anthony Davis for the sixth-straight game. UK is 16-1 when starting this lineup.
  • Kentucky jumped out to a 16-5 lead and the Wildcats were still ahead 24-15 when Ole Miss went on a 9-0 run to tie the game at 24.
  • It was tied at 34 with 2:27 to go when UK hit three consecutive threes, two by Miller and one by Lamb, for a 43-34 lead. Ole Miss made a free throw to make the halftime score 43-35.
  • Ironically, UK’s two reserves, Darius Miller and Kyle Wiltjer, each came off the bench to lead the Cats with 10 points apiece in the first half.

Second-Half Story

  • Ole Miss got the first four points of the second half to pull within 43-39 but after that it was all Wildcats.
  • UK pulled away steadily and led by as many as 23 points at 75-52.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky is allowing 53.3 points per game over the last seven games.
  • UK blocked six shots today. The Wildcats lead the nation in blocked shots with 9.3 per game.
    • Kentucky has 250 blocks this season and has advanced to 15th place on the NCAA single-season blocks list.
  • UK is 71-1 under Coach John Calipari when holding the opponent to 67 points or fewer.
  • UK has an all-time record of 163-25 while being ranked No. 1 (AP) in the country, including 9-1 this season.
    • UK is 67-2 at home while being ranked No. 1.
    • John Calipari is 51-7 while coaching the top-ranked team in the country, including 10-2 at Kentucky.
  • The Wildcats extended their home winning streak to 50 games, the longest active streak in the nation. The run includes the 2009 NIT game at Memorial Coliseum and the last 49 games at Rupp Arena.
  • UK is a perfect 49-0 under Calipari at Rupp Arena, the longest win streak in venue history.
  • In its 109th season of basketball, Kentucky is the NCAA’s all-time wins leader with 2,078 wins.

Individual Notes

  • Terrence Jones notched 15 points and 11 rebounds, his first double-double of the season.
    • 11 rebounds tied his season high
  • Marquis Teague had a game-high eight assists.
    • Has had at least eight assists in three-straight games and has averaged 8.7 assists in those three games.
    • Has 130 assists this season and moved past Dirk Minniefield (126 in 1979-80) for third place on the UK freshman assist list.
  • Doron Lamb led the Wildcats with 16 points.
    • He has scored at least 16 points in four-straight games
    • Has made 13 of 21 three-pointers in the last four games.
    • Made four three-pointers today, tying his season high.
  • Anthony Davis totaled 10 points, six rebounds and four blocked shots.
    • Davis has made 39 of 53 shots in the last six games (73.6 percent).
    • Davis has blocked at least two shots in every game this season. He entered the game leading the nation with 4.9 blocks per game.
    • With four blocks today, Davis has 131 and moved past Chuck Hayes (128) for 11th place on the Kentucky career blocks list.
  • Darius Miller chipped in 14 points, his first double-figure total in the last five games.