No. 1 Men's Basketball vs. Boston -- Postgame Notes

Nov. 21, 2014

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KENTUCKY POSTGAME NOTES
Boston at No. 1 Kentucky
Rupp Arena -- Lexington, Ky.
Nov. 21, 2014

FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 89, Boston 65
Attendance: 22,485

Team Records and Series Notes

  • With the win, Kentucky improves to 4-0, and with the loss Boston University drops to 1-2.
  • The Wildcats own a 4-0 all-time record against Boston, with all games played in Lexington.
  • UK head coach John Calipari has a 6-1 all-time record against Boston.
    • Calipari owns a 601-177 career on-court record and a 156-37 mark at Kentucky.
    • Calipari has a 66-9 record when coaching the No. 1 team in the nation, guiding three programs to top-ranked status.

Team Notes

  • With its 2,144th all-time win, Kentucky remains the national leader in wins.
  • UK is 182-27 as the nation’s top-ranked team and has won 22 of its last 24 contests as the Associated Press top team.
  • UK’s streak of 904 consecutive games with a 3-pointer is the second-longest active streak in college basketball.
  • The Wildcats are 513-63 all-time in Rupp Arena and have won 169 of their last 196 home games.
    • Calipari owns an 86-4 all-time record in Rupp Arena.
  • After Boston went on a 9-0 run midway through the first half, Kentucky went on an 8-0 run to take a 26-18 lead with 7:56 remaining in the first period.
  • UK has held all four opponents this season under 40 percent.
  • No UK player had over 25 minutes of action, with 11 of the 12 players that saw action scoring.
  • UK forced Boston into a season-high 22 turnovers, its second game in 2014 forcing at least 20 turnovers.
  • The Wildcats won the rebounding battle 30-25, marking their fourth consecutive game to open the year leading in rebounding.
  • UK had a 39-12 margin in bench points, a 44-16 mark in points in the paint and a 16-6 lead in fast-break points.
  • UK had a season-best 24 assists, marking its most assists in a game since dishing out 28 vs. LIU-Brooklyn in 2012.
  • The Wildcats had nine blocks and have had at least seven blocks in each game this year.
    • UK’s stretch of four straight games with at least seven blocks marks the first for UK since the 2012-13 season, when UK had at least eight blocks in four consecutive games from Jan. 12 - Jan. 22.

 

 

Individual Notes

  • Sophomore Dominique Hawkins made his first career start in his 36th career game.
    • Hawkins finished with his first points of the year, a career-high seven points.
    • Hawkins sank his third career 3-pointer.
    • Hawkins recorded his first career dunk.
  • Sophomore Aaron Harrison made his team-high 44th career start.
    • Harrison finished with a season-best and team-leading 19 points, also adding a season-high four assists.
    • Harrison played a team-high and season-best 25 minutes.
    • Harrison has 30 career double-digit scoring games and has reached 19 points in 10 career games.
  • Freshman Devin Booker set new career highs in points (15), assists (seven) and rebounds (four).
    • It marked his second career double-digit scoring game.
  • Junior Willie Cauley-Stein tied his season high with 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting.
    • It marked his 22nd career double-digit scoring game.
  • Sophomore Andrew Harrison totaled a season-best five assists in a season-best 25 minutes.
  • Freshman Karl-Anthony Towns had a career-high five blocks, adding four rebounds and four points.
  • Sophomore Dakari Johnson had 11 points and six rebounds.
    • It marked his sixth career double-figure scoring game.
  • Freshman Tyler Ulis had a career-high four rebounds and two steals, adding two assists and three points.