Kentucky-Providence Postgame Notes
Nov. 30, 2014
- Kentucky is 7-0 and Providence is 6-1
- Kentucky leads the series 3-0.
- Kentucky is 185-27 all-time when ranked No. 1 and has won 25 of the last 27 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 69-9 record as the top-ranked coach, including 28-4 at UK.
- Kentucky returns to action Friday at home against Texas. Game time is 7 p.m. and it will be televised on ESPN.
- Kentucky’s opening lineup featured Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, Alex Poythress, Karl-Anthony Towns and Willie Cauley-Stein for the fifth time this season.
- Kentucky scored the first six points of the game (two baskets by Towns and one by Andrew Harrison) but Providence rallied to take a 12-8 lead.
- Providence made its last basket of the first half at the 7:41 mark, making the score 17-14 in favor of the Friars. Providence’s final three points of the first half came on foul shots.
- Trailing 20-18, UK regained the lead with a 6-0 run to make it 24-20.
- Kentucky led 26-22 at halftime.
- Kentucky started the second half with Tyler Ulis, Devin Booker, Trey Lyles, Marcus Lee and Dakari Johnson.
- After Providence got a 3-pointer to narrow the score to 26-25, UK took control with an 18-4 run to give the Wildcats a 44-29 advantage.
- Kentucky went on to win 58-38.
- Providence was limited to 28.2 percent from the field.
- After making seven of their first 10 field goal attempts to start the game, the Friars made just four of 29 the rest of the way.
- Kentucky has held all seven opponents under 40 percent shooting, including four games under 30 percent.
- Coming into the game averaging 24.3 points per game, LaDontae Henton of Providence was held to three points today.
- Kentucky won turnovers 18-7, leading to a 21-2 advantage in points off turnovers.
- UK won the second half 32-16. This marked the seventh half of the season that an opponent has scored fewer than 20 points.
- Kentucky had a season-high 12 steals, including four by Andrew Harrison, most by a Wildcat this season.
- UK won rebounding 33-29 today and has outrebounded all seven opponents this season.
- UK won bench points 18-9 and has won bench points every game this season.
- Kentucky is now 44-0 under Coach Calipari when holding the opponent to 55 or fewer points.
- Karl-Anthony Towns and Willie Cauley-Stein shared game-high scoring honors with 11 points each. It was Towns’ second-consecutive game in double figures and Cauley-Stein’s third double-figure game of the season.
- Towns and Cauley-Stein also tied a pair of Friars for top rebounder with six each.
- Aaron and Andrew Harrison each contributed six points and four assists. Andrew’s four steals are most by a Wildcat this season.
- Tyler Ulis had six points, three steals and three offensive rebounds. In their postgame remarks, both coaches mentioned Ulis for having a disruptive presence in the game.