Kentucky-Miami Postgame Notes
Nov. 16, 2009
Men's Basketball Game Notes
KENTUCKY 72, MIAMI 70
Team Records and Series Notes
- Kentucky is 2-0 on the season while Miami is 0-2.
- Kentucky is 22-4 all-time against Miami and has won 20 in a row.
- Kentucky returns to action against Sam Houston State on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Rupp Arena. The game will be televised by Fox Sports South.
- Kentucky opened with a lineup of Eric Bledsoe, John Wall, Darius Miller, Patrick Patterson and DeMarcus Cousins.
- Wall sank his first shot as a Wildcat on a three-pointer from the top of the key.
- Trailing 16-14, Miami went on a 16-0 run for a 30-16 lead.
- The RedHawks swished nine of their first 12 three-point attempts, including 5-of-5 by Nick Winbush, and stretched the lead to 18 points at 36-18.
- Kentucky countered with a 15-0 run, coming within 36-33, before Winbush hit his sixth-consecutive three-pointer.
- Darnell Dodson hit his third-straight three to end the first half scoring as the visitors led, 39-36, at intermission.
- Miami spurted to a seven-point lead early in the half, 45-38.
- Kentucky edged to within 52-48, then got a 9-0 run to go ahead 57-52.
- Miami got a four-point play from Kenny Hayes and a three-point shot from Antonio Ballard to tie it at 59. Ballard added a basket/free throw to put the RedHawks ahead 62-61.
- Winbush followed with his eighth three-pointer - setting a Rupp Arena record for most threes by a UK opponent - to give Miami a 65-63 edge.
- Patterson tied it at 65 with foul shots with 2:58 to play.
- Ballard's free throw at 2:25 put Miami up 66-65.
- Patterson gave UK the lead at 2:07 with a follow-up dunk, 67-66.
- MU's Julian Mavunga tied it at 67 with 1:47 left on a foul shot.
- Cousins broke the tie with a layup at 1:26, 69-67.
- Wall made a free throw with 19 seconds remaining to up the lead to 70-67.
- Hayes tied it at 70 with a three-pointer with six seconds to go. It was Miami's 15 th three-pointer of the night, breaking the Rupp Arena opponent record of 14.
- Wall drove the court and hit the game-winner with a 15-foot jumper left of the lane with 0.5 seconds on the clock.
- Kentucky used its size advantage to dominate the rebounding, 37-25, leading to a 21-8 edge in second-chance points.
- UK also controlled points in the paint, 32-12.
- Kentucky got double-doubles from Patrick Patterson and DeMarcus Cousins. The last time UK got two double-doubles in a game was Jan. 21, 2009, when Patterson and Perry Stevenson did it against Auburn.
- Miami broke the Rupp Arena opponent record by making 15 three-pointers. The RedHawks hit 15 of 26 beyond the arc. The previous record was 14 by three foes, most recently by Penn State on Nov. 25, 2000.
John Wall's first official game in a Kentucky uniform was a night to remember.
- Made his first shot as a Wildcat, hitting a three-pointer early in the first half.
- Hit the game-winning shot with less than a second remaining in the game.
- Led the Wildcats with 19 points, five assists and three steals.
Patrick Patterson collected a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
- He has a D-D in both games this season.
- He has 23 D-Ds in his career.
- Freshman DeMarcus Cousins collected his first collegiate double-double with 10 points and 10 boards.
- For Miami, Nick Winbush had a career-high 26 points. His eight three-pointers is a Rupp Arena opponent record. The previous record was seven on five occasions, last by Tennessee's Chris Lofton on Feb. 7, 2006.