Kentucky-LSU Postgame Notes

March 9, 2012

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  • Kentucky improves to 31-1, while LSU drops to 18-14.
  • The Wildcats are 82-24 all-time against LSU and 15-2 against the Tigers in the SEC Tournament.
  • UK is now 118-22 in SEC Tournament games.
  • The Wildcats extend the nation’s longest winning streak to 23 games.
  • The Wildcats are 39-11 all-time in SEC Tournament quarterfinal games and 4-1 against LSU in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals.
  • Kentucky has won 45 of its last 53 SEC Tournament games.
  • Coach John Calipari has won 19-straight conference tournament games and 22 of his last 23.
  • UK will play the winner of the Alabama/Florida in the semifinals. Tip-off is scheduled for noon ET and the game will be televised on ABC.

Team game notes

  • The Wildcats used the starting combination of Terrence Jones, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Doron Lamb, Anthony Davis and Marquis Teague for the 22nd time. UK is 21-1 with that starting five.
  • Darius Miller and Kyle Wiltjer were the first subs off the bench for UK. It was Miller’s 20th time as the Wildcat sixth man and Wiltjer’s eighth.
  • Kentucky extended its streak of games with a 3-pointer to 819 games, the third-longest streak in the country.
  • With 9 blocked shots, the Wildcats moved to fourth on the all-time NCAA team blocks list with 287.
  • Trailing 12-7, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Doron Lamb combined for Kentucky’s final 18 points of the first half.
  • UK led 25-24 at halftime. The Wildcats are now 25-0 when leading at the half.
  • The Wildcats’ 25 first-half points was a season low for points scored in the first half.
  • Trailing 35-30 in the second half, Terrence Jones went on a 9-0 run to give the Wildcats a 39-35 lead.
  • Kentucky held LSU to its two lowest scoring games of the season. 50 points on January 28th and 51 on March 9th

Individual game notes

#3 Terrence Jones

  • With 15 points, is now 32 points shy of becoming UK’s 59th member of the 1,000-point club.
  • Tallied his second double-double of the season and the 15th of his career.

#14 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

  • Finished with 19 points, the most he’s scored since tallying 24 against Louisville.
  • Scored in double-figures in the first half for sixth time this season.

#23 Anthony Davis

  • With six blocks, moved to 4th on NCAA Freshman blocks list with 152.
  • Moved in to a tie with Patrick Patterson at seventh on UK’s career blocks list.
  • Tallied his 15th double-double of the season, second most all-time among UK freshmen.

#25 Marquis Teague

  • 2.2 assist-to-turnover ratio over the last 14 games.