Kentucky-South Carolina Postgame Notes

Feb. 19, 2011

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Team Records and Series Info

  • Kentucky is 19-7 overall, 7-5 in the Southeastern Conference. South Carolina is 13-12 overall, 4-8 in league play.
  • UK leads the series with South Carolina 44-10, including 23-2 in Lexington.
  • Kentucky has a 162-52 record against SEC East teams since the league split into divisions in 1991-92.
  • Kentucky returns to action Wednesday at Arkansas. The game tips off at 8 p.m. and will be televised on the SEC Network.

First-Half Facts

  • Kentucky used the lineup of Brandon Knight, Doron Lamb, Darius Miller, Terrence Jones and Josh Harrellson for the first time this season.
  • Darius Miller opened the scoring by sinking a three-pointer on the game’s first possession. This is the eighth time this season UK has opened the scoring with a three, fourth time by Miller.
  • UK jumped out 8-0 and South Carolina called timeout at 16:28.
  • UK extended the lead to 15-0 before South Carolina got on the board with a Damontre Harris dunk at 13:49. The Gamecocks missed their first six shots and had three turnovers before tallying.
  • UK’s 15-0 start tied the best start of the season. UK also opened 15-0 at Portland.
  • UK added a 10-0 run to make it 27-4.
  • UK posted its biggest lead of the half at 29 points with the halftime score of 50-21. Darius Miller led all scorers with 16 points, including a career-high-tying four three-pointers. (In the second half, Miller set a new career high for threes.)

Second-Half Stats

  • South Carolina had its best spurt of the game early in the second half, a 9-0 run to cut the lead to 55-32. That was as close as USC got in the second half.
  • Kentucky led by as many as 34 points at 81-47.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky is 31-0 at Rupp Arena under Coach John Calipari. It is the second-longest streak for a UK coach in Rupp Arena behind Rick Pitino’s 33-straight home wins in 1992-94.
  • UK has won 32 in a row at home, beginning with the 2009 NIT game at Memorial Coliseum and continuing with the last 31 at Rupp. It is the second-longest active streak in the nation.
  • South Carolina shot 34.4 percent from the field. UK is 13-0 this season when keeping the opponent under 40 percent shooting.
  • UK held South Carolina to 59 points. UK is 18-0 this season (39-0 under Coach Calipari) when limiting the opponents to 67 or fewer points.
  • UK shot 50 percent from the field, making 29 of 58 shots. The Wildcats are 10-0 this season (28-0 under Coach Calipari) when making at least half their field-goal attempts.
  • UK had five players score in double figures. It’s the fifth time this season that has occurred.
  • UK canned 11 three-pointers, most for the Wildcats since the Auburn game on Jan. 11.
  • Kentucky has made at least one three-point shot in 775 consecutive games.

Individual Notes

  • Terrence Jones totaled 19 points and a game-high 12 rebounds
    • Jones leads the SEC in double-doubles with 10
    • This was his second-consecutive double-double and fourth in the last six games
  • Brandon Knight had 12 points and a career-high nine assists
    • Has scored in double figures in 21-consecutive games and 25 of 26 games this season. It’s the longest streak since Jodie Meeks had 32-straight double-figure games in 2008-09.
  • Darius Miller had a career-high 22 points, including a career-high six three-pointers
    • It was the second 20-point game of his career. He also had 20 against Wake Forest in the 2010 NCAA Tournament.
    • Miller also had nine rebounds, one short of a double-double
    • Miller also blocked three shots, one short of his career best