Kentucky-Florida Postgame Notes
March 13, 2011
- Kentucky wins its sixth-straight game and improves to 25-8 on the season. Florida falls to 26-7.
- The Wildcats are 90-33 all-time against the Gators, 11-3 against Florida in the SEC Tournament and 3-1 against UF in the SEC Tournament championship game.
- The two teams split in the regular season, both winning on their home floor.
- UK improves to 117-22 all-time in the SEC Tournament and 22-7 in SEC Tournament games held in Atlanta.
- The Cats are now 27-8 in SEC Tournament championship games. UK is also 5-1 in championship games played in the Georgia Dome.
- This is UK's 27th overall SEC Tournament championship.
- UK has won 44 of its last 52 SEC Tournament games, including six straight in 2010 and 2011.
- Head coach John Calipari is now 11-2 in conference tournament championship games and had won six-straight.
- Calipari has now won 18-straight conference tournament games and 21 of his last 22.
Team game notes
- The Wildcats used the starting combination of Darius Miller, Terrence Jones, Brandon Knight, DeAndre Liggins and Josh Harrellson. UK is 16-6 with that starting lineup.
- Doron Lamb was the first sub off the bench for Kentucky. It was his 20th time to be the first Wildcat off the bench.
- Kentucky extended its streak of games with a 3-pointer to 782 games, the third-longest streak in the country.
- UK led 34-29 at the half. The Wildcats are 22-2 when leading at halftime.
- In all three matchups vs. Florida this season, the winner was leading at halftime and had 34 points.
- UK scored 70 points and improved to 20-4 this season when scoring 70 or more in a game.
- UK is 23-0 this season and 44-0 under Calipari when holding its opponent to 67 points or fewer.
- The Wildcats held Florida to 37.5 percent shooting (12-of-32), the Gators' lowest shooting performance since netting just 36.7 percent vs. Vanderbilt on Feb. 1.
- UK committed just six turnovers, tying the season low vs. Indiana.
- UK committed just 24 turnovers in the SEC Tournament (11 vs. Ole Miss, 7 vs. Alabama and 6 vs. Florida).
- The Cats outscored Florida 20-4 in points off turnovers.
Individual game notes
- Named SEC Tournament Most Valuable Player and SEC All-Tournament team.
- Averaged 13.3 points in three SEC Tournament games.
- Tied his SEC Tournament high with 15 points. He also had 15 points vs. Ole Miss.
- Has now scored in double-figures in nine-straight games.
- Netted two 3-pointers and has now connected on a 3-pointer in 20-straight games
- Has scored 39 points in last two games against Florida.
- Finished with a team-high tying 16 points, the first time in the tournament he scored in double digits.
- Most points since netting 19 vs. South Carolina on Feb. 19.
- Swatted three blocks, just one shy of his career high.
#12 Brandon Knight
- Named to SEC All-Tournament team
- Finished with 16 points and has now scored in double-figures for the 28th straight game. It's the longest streak since Jodie Meeks' 32-straight in the 2008-09 season.
- Had four assists and 17 total in the SEC Tournament.
#20 Doron Lamb
- Despite playing on a hampered ankle, he scored six points in a reserve role.
#30 Eloy Vargas
- Grabbed four rebounds, the most since he recorded six against Mississippi Valley State (12/18)
#34 DeAndre Liggins
- Finished with 10 points, including hitting 7-of-8 from the free-throw line.
- Also grabbed five rebounds.
#55 Josh Harrellson
- Named to SEC All-Tournament team after averaging 10.3 points and 8.3 rebounds in three games.
- Grabbed a team-high eight rebounds vs. the Gators.
- Dished out two assists, one shy of his career high.