Kentucky-Georgia Postgame Notes
March 4, 2015
- Kentucky is 30-0, 17-0 in the Southeastern Conference. Georgia is 19-10, 10-7 in the SEC.
- Kentucky leads the series 119-26.
- With 30 consecutive victories …
- UK extended the longest season-opening win streak for any team in SEC history.
- UK extended the second-longest overall win streak in Kentucky history.
- UK extended the longest win streak for a John Calipari-coached team.
- UK extended the longest single-season win streak in program history.
- Kentucky is 207-27 all-time when ranked No. 1 and has won 52 of the last 53 games as The Associated Press top-ranked team.
- Calipari has led three schools to a No. 1 ranking (Massachusetts, Memphis, Kentucky) and has a 96-9 record as the top-ranked coach, including 55-4 at UK.
- Calipari is now 182-37 (.831) as head coach at Kentucky, the best winning percentage of any coach in UK history.
- With the win John Calipari has now led UK to 30 wins in a season three times.
- UK led for 19:50, and trailed for 16:09. Kentucky has trailed for only 165.1 of a possible 1,215 minutes this season.
- Kentucky returns Rupp Arena on Saturday for the regular-season finale vs. Florida. Game time is 2 p.m. and it will be televised on CBS.
- Kentucky’s streak of 928 consecutive games with a 3-pointer was extended when Devin Booker connected from deep at the 8:44 mark of the first half.
- Kentucky committed no turnovers in the first half, a season low.
- Kentucky’s three assists in the first half was its fewest in a first half this year.
- Kentucky’s opening lineup featured Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, Trey Lyles, Karl-Anthony Towns and Willie Cauley-Stein for the 11th time this season.
- Kentucky started the second half with Tyler Ulis, Devin Booker, Karl-Anthony Towns, Aaron Harrison and Willie Cauley-Stein.
- Key stats:
- Kentucky scored 18 points off turnovers, compared with four from UGA.
- Georgia had 11 turnovers, compared with three by UK – all of which came in the second half.
- Georgia did not have a steal, UK had four.
- UK won bench points 19-15. UK has won bench points in every game this season.
- Aaron Harrison scored Kentucky’s first nine points of the second half, after having played six minutes in the first half due to picking up two fouls.
- After trailing by nine at the 9:12 mark in the second half, Kentucky went 7 of 9 from field-goal range.
- After Georgia took a 62-56 lead with 5:36 left to play, UK closed the game on a 16-2 run.
- The Wildcats took a 65-62 lead at the 2:53 mark in the second half, UK’s first lead in 12 minutes. UK never trailed after that.
- Kentucky’s largest lead of the game was the final score, with UK ahead by eight.
- Freshman forward Karl-Anthony Towns tied his career-high with 19 points, set three other times this season.
- It marked his 14th double-figure game of the season and the seventh in the last 10 games.
- The Piscataway, N.J., native also added seven rebounds.
- He scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half.
- His 19 points led all scorers.
- Sophomore guard Aaron Harrison scored 16 points, the third time in the last four games that he’s scored 16 or more.
- It’s his team-leading 18th double-figure game of the season.
- Fourteen of his 16 points came in the second half.
- He scored Kentucky’s first nine points of the second half.
- Sophomore Andrew Harrison notched 12 points, the seventh time in the last 11 games and the fourth time in the last five games he’s eclipsed double digits.
- Sophomore center Dakari Johnson was a perfect 4 for 4 from the line and is 12 of 13 from the charity stripe dating back to the LSU game.