Kentucky-Lamar Postgame Notes

Dec. 3, 2008

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  • Kentucky won its fifth-straight game and is now 5-2 on the season. Lamar sustains its first loss of the season and is now 5-1.
  • Kentucky leads the Lamar series 2-0.
  • UK is now 5-1 all-time against the current membership of the Southland Conference. UK is now 28-5 all-time against teams from the state of Texas .
  • Tonight marked the third-straight game that UK knocked off an undefeated team, as Kansas State and West Virginia also were unbeaten before crossing the Cats' path.
  • Coming off the championship of the Las Vegas Invitational, Kentucky began a stretch of eight games that features seven home contests, plus the game vs. Appalachian State in Louisville .
  • Kentucky returns to action against Miami ( Fla. ) on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. The game will be televised by ESPN.

First-half notes

  • Kentucky used the starting lineup of Michael Porter, Jodie Meeks, Ramon Harris, Perry Stevenson and Patrick Patterson for the sixth time in seven games this season.
  • UK lost the opening tip for the first time this season.
  • Jodie Meeks opened the game with a three-pointer on UK 's first possession and the Wildcats quickly pulled away.
  • Ramon Harris' missed foul shot at the 13:58 mark ended a streak of 18 consecutive free throws made by the Wildcats.
  • The game was delayed at the 13:42 mark when Ramon Harris and Michael Porter collided and were injured.
  • Porter sustained a cut over his left eye which required 10 stitches. He returned to the bench by the end of the first half.
  • Harris left the court on a stretcher and was taken to UK Chandler Hospital. He was alert, had movement in his arms and legs and was undergoing tests.
  • Kevin Galloway tallied his first points as a Wildcat with a pair of free throws with 7:08 on the clock.
  • Kentucky had runs of five, six, six, six, eight and eight points in building a 29-poiint lead, its largest of the half, at 49-20.
  • The Wildcats went to halftime ahead 56-30.
  • UK extended its streak of 680 consecutive games making a three-pointer.

Second-half notes

  • Ahead 59-37, the Wildcats went on a 21-0 run for an 80-37 advantage.
  • Kentucky led by as many as 46 points at 91-45 and 101-55, UK 's largest differential of the season.

Team notes

  • Entering the game as the SEC leader in field-goal percentage, Kentucky shot a sizzling 64.4 percent from the field.
  • UK made half of its three-pointers, 7 of 14.
  • Kentucky was especially productive in taking advantage of Lamar's turnovers. UK scored 35 points off 18 Cardinal miscues.
  • UK limited Lamar to 33.8 percent from the field. No opponent has shot better than 37 percent during the Wildcats' current five-game win streak.
  • The last time Kentucky scored 100 points twice in a season was 2003-04.

Individual game notes

  • Patrick Patterson led all scorers with a career-high 31 points, making 11 of 12 from the field and 9 of 11 at the charity stripe.
  • Freshman DeAndre Liggins had a perfect shooting night, making all six from the field, both three-point attempts, and a pair of foul shots for a season-high 16 points. Liggins also added seven rebounds and five assists.
  • In addition to scoring his first points at Kentucky , Kevin Galloway tallied five assists.