Kentucky-Indiana Postgame Notes

Dec. 11, 2010

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Team Records and Series Info

  • Kentucky is 7-2 this season while Indiana is now 7-2.
  • UK leads the series with Indiana, 31-23, including a 10-3 mark in Lexington.
  • UK has won three straight in the series, nine of the last 11, and 14 of the last 17.
  • UK is 94-56 all-time against the current alignment of the Big Ten Conference.
  • After a week off for final examinations, the Wildcats return to action Saturday, Dec. 18, at home vs. Mississippi Valley State.  The game tips off at 8 p.m. and will be televised by Comcast Sports Southeast.

First-Half Facts

  • Kentucky has used the starting lineup of Brandon Knight, Darius Miller, DeAndre Liggins, Terrence Jones and Josh Harrellson in every game this season.
  • Terrence Jones got the Wildcats on the board on the first possession with a basket and free throw at the 19:43 mark.
  • Doron Lamb was UK’s first substitute, the seventh time this season he has been the first man off the bench.
  • Trailing 9-6, Indiana went on a 7-0 run for a 13-9 lead.  UK missed 13 straight shots before DeAndre Liggins followed up his own miss at 11:38.
  • Liggins’ bucket sparked a 7-0 spurt that put Kentucky back on top 16-13.
  • Kentucky held on the rest of the way and led at halftime, 32-31.

Second-Half Stats

  • Indiana immediately jumped in the lead on the first possession of the second half on a pair of foul shots by Christian Watford.
  • That started to a dandy 10 minutes of action that featured six ties and 10 lead changes.
  • Watford’s three-pointer with 9:42 on the clock gave Indiana its last lead at 57-56.  Indiana did not make another field goal until 38 seconds remained.
  • UK finished the last eight minutes of the game with a 25-5 run, giving the final score of 81-62.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky outrebounded Indiana 45-33.  The Wildcats are 7-0 this season when winning the battle of the boards.
  • The rebounding also helped UK have a 21-4 advantage in second-chance points.
  • Kentucky had six turnovers, the fewest since Feb. 19, 2002, when the Wildcats had just six miscues vs. Tennessee.
  • Kentucky is 21-0 at Rupp Arena under Coach John Calipari.
  • Kentucky has made at least one three-point shot in 758 consecutive games.

Individual Notes

  • DeAndre Liggins set career highs with 19 points and nine rebounds.
    • Eight of 16 foul shots also a career best.
  • Josh Harrellson had 14 points and 12 rebounds
    • Second double-double of the season, third of his career.
    • Got  his first foul shots of the season and made all four tries.
    • Had back-to-back dunks in the first half, his first stuffs of the season.
    • Has at least four offensive rebounds in four-consecutive games.
  • Brandon Knight had 18 points and led the Wildcats with four assists. 
    • He set career highs with 10-of-10 free throws.
    • This marked the 31st time in Kentucky history that a Wildcat hit at least 10-of-10 at the foul line.
    • Has scored in double figures and hit a three-pointer in eight of nine games this season.
  • Hounded by foul trouble and double teams much of the evening, Terrence Jones still managed 10 points, eight rebounds, three steals, two blocked shots and an assist.
  • Doron Lamb made a pair of three-pointers.  It’s the sixth time in nine games that he’s had multiple threes in a game.