Kentucky-Washington Postgame Notes
Nov. 24, 2010
- Kentucky improves to 4-0 on the season. Washington drops its first game, falling to 3-1.
- UK is 2-0 all-time against Washington.
- The Wildcats are now 23-10 against schools comprising the Pac 10.
- Kentucky will be in action again Wednesday against UConn in the EA Sports Maui Invitational championship game. Tip-off is scheduled for 10:00 p.m. ET with the game being televised on ESPN.
Team game notes
- The Wildcats used the starting combination of Darius Miller, Terrence Jones, Brandon Knight, DeAndre Liggins and Josh Harrellson for the fourth straight game. Kentucky is 4-0 with that starting five.
- Terrence Jones jumped center and won the opening tip for Kentucky.
- Doron Lamb was the first sub off the bench for Kentucky. It was Lamb’s third time this season to be the first Wildcat off the bench.
- Kentucky extended its streak of game with a three-pointer to 753 games, the third longest streak in the country.
- After fallowing behind 6-2, Kentucky went on an 18-0 run to take a 20-6 lead. UK’s 18 consecutive points is the longest run of the year for the Cats.
- UK went on a field goal drought of 7:51 in the middle of the first half. The Cats scored a field goal at the 10:42 mark and then didn’t connect from the field again until Terrence Jones scored in the paint with 2:51 on the clock.
- The Wildcats trailed 35-34 heading into halftime, the first time this season UK has not led going into the locker room.
- After Washington went 17-of-26 from 3-point range in its previous Maui Invitational game, the UK defense held the Huskies to 3-of-13 from behind the arc.
- The Wildcats had two players (Harrellson 14, Jones 17) pull down double-digit rebounds for the second time this season.
- Kentucky is 8-2 vs. ranked teams under head coach John Calipari and 5-1 against top 15 teams.
Individual game notes
#2 Stacey Poole
- Played a personal high eight minutes
- Posted third double-double this season.
- Recorded career high 17 rebounds and has 30 in the tournament.
- Grabbed double-digit rebounds for the third time this season.
- Blocked four shots, giving him eight in the tournament.
- Played career high 36 minutes.
#12 Brandon Knight
- Scored 12 first-half points, the third time in four games he has gone for double-figures in the first frame.
- Finished with a game-high and career-high 24 points .
#34 DeAndre Liggins
- Tied his career high with three steals.
#55 Josh Harrellson
- Pulled down eight rebounds, including four on the offensive end in the first half.
- Finished with a career high 14 rebounds, including seven on the offensive end. Averaging over nine rebounds in last three games.
- Attempted and connected on his first 3-pointer this season.
- Played career high 34 minutes.