Kentucky-Kansas Postgame Notes

Nov. 19, 2014

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  • Kentucky is 3-0 and Kansas is 1-1.
  • Kentucky leads the all-time series 22-6 and has won three in a row vs. the Jayhawks.
  • 40 points is the fewest points Kansas has scored vs. UK since the first game played between the teams, a 68-39 Kentucky win on Dec. 16, 1950.
  • Kentucky has won 21 of the last 23 games as The Associated Press top-ranked team.
  • Coach John Calipari has led three teams to a No. 1 ranking (Massachusetts, Memphis, Kentucky) and has a 65-9 record as the top-ranked coach, including 24-4 at UK.
  • Kentucky returns to action Friday at home against Boston. Game time is 7 p.m. and it will be televised by the Fox Sports Network.

First-Half Facts

  • Kentucky’s opening lineup featured the Blue platoon of Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, Alex Poythress, Karl-Anthony Towns and Willie Cauley-Stein for the third consecutive game.
  • Leading 12-9, Kentucky put together a 12-0 run for a 24-9 lead.
  • After UK built its biggest lead at 35-17 with 3:06 remaining, Kansas ended the opening period with an 11-3 run and Kentucky went to intermission ahead 38-28.
  • All 10 Wildcats who played in the first half also scored.

Second-Half Story

  • Kentucky started the second half with the White platoon of Tyler Ulis, Devin Booker, Trey Lyles, Marcus Lee and Dakari Johnson.
  • The White platoon played the first 3:34 of the half and held Kansas scoreless while adding six points to extend the lead to 44-28.
  • Kansas got no closer than 15 points the rest of the way.
  • UK led by as many as 32 points at the final score 72-40.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky limited Kansas to 19.6 percent from the field.
  • UK has held all three opponents this season under 35 percent.
  • UK held Kansas to 12 points in the second half after limiting Buffalo to 14 in the second stanza on Sunday.
  • Ten Wildcats scored in the first half and 11 Cats tallied in the second half.
  • UK won points in the paint 30-12 and bench points 34-12.
  • UK had a season-high 11 blocked shots, including four each by Marcus Lee and Karl-Anthony Towns.
  • No Wildcat played more than 21 minutes.
  • Kentucky is now 41-0 under Coach Calipari when holding the opponent to 55 or fewer points.
  • Kansas had its largest margin of defeat (32 points), lowest field goal percentage (19.6), fewest field goals made (11) and fewest points scored (40) under Coach Bill Self.

Player Notes

  • Dakari Johnson (11 points) and Andrew Harrison (10) were the only players scoring in double figures.  Harrison added a game-high four assists.
  • Willie Cauley-Stein claimed a game-high 10 rebounds, his second straight games in double figures.