Kentucky-Florida Postgame Notes

March 13, 2011

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  • 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

#1 Darius Miller

  • 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.

#3 Terrence Jones

  • 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.