Kentucky-Indiana Postgame Notes

Dec. 13, 2008

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • With the win, Kentucky improves to 7-3, and with the loss Indiana drops to 5-5.
  • UK has won seven of its last eight, with the lone loss coming against No. 21 Miami on Dec. 3.
  • Kentucky leads the all-time series with Indiana 29-23, winning seven of the last nine and 12 of the previous 15 games.
    • UK is now 9-3 all-time in games played against Indiana in Lexington , and is 7-1 against the Hoosiers in Rupp Arena.
    • The 18-point win for UK was the largest in the series since an 80-41 win in Indianapolis , Ind. , in 2004.
  • The Wildcats own a 92-48 all-time mark against teams from the state of Indiana .
  • Kentucky has won 79 of its last 98 home games and owns a 420-56 all-time record in historic Rupp Arena.
  • UK owns a 93-56 record all-time against teams comprising the Big Ten.
  • Wildcat head coach Billy Gillispie is now 1-1 vs. Indiana .
  • The game marked Kentucky 's first contest televised by CBS on the year. UK will play six total games on CBS and 13 games overall on CBS, ESPN, ESPN2 this year.
  • The Wildcats return to action on Saturday, Dec. 20, facing Appalachian State at Freedom Hall in Louisville . Tip off is slated for Noon ET and the game can be seen live on FSN South.

First-Half Notes

  • Kentucky started the game with the lineup of Kevin Galloway, Michael Porter, Perry Stevenson, Jodie Meeks and Patrick Patterson for the second time this season and for the second consecutive game.
  • Patrick Patterson won the tip, controlled by Kevin Galloway, who drove in for a layup and scored the first points of the game. UK and Patterson have won 8-for-10 jump balls this season.
  • UK opened the game on a 14-0 run, using buckets from Galloway, Meeks and Stevenson, as well as dunks from Stevenson and Patterson.
    • Kentucky 's 14-0 run marked its ninth run of 10 or more points this season.
  • Freshman Darius Miller was the first Wildcat off the bench, checking in for Kevin Galloway at the 14:36 mark.
    • Miller has checked in first off the UK bench four times this season, tying him with freshman DeAndre Liggins for the team lead.
  • With Jodie Meeks' first three pointer of the game, Kentucky extended its streak of 683 consecutive games with a made three-point field goal, the third longest streak in the nation.
  • Indiana totaled its first points of the half at the 13:32 mark.
  • After Darius Miller nailed a three pointer at the 12:16 mark, Indiana called a timeout, trailing 22-4.
  • Kentucky totaled a 20-point lead in the first half after Josh Harrellson connected on a put-back with 11:50 left in the half.
  • Jodie Meeks' second trey of the game gave the Wildcats a 29-6 advantage with 10:23 to play in the half.
  • Kentucky posted a 36-13 lead at the half.
  • At the end of the half, Josh Harrellson led all scorers with 11 points and four rebounds on 5-of-9 shooting.
    • Harrellson recorded double-figures in the first half for the first time in his career.
  • The Wildcats out-rebounded IU 18-15, while also posting eight steals and three blocks.
  • Kentucky owned a 20-8 advantage in points in the paint, totaling 10 points off turnovers and seven points on second-chance opportunities.
  • Perry Stevenson posted a game-high seven rebounds in the opening stanza.
  • Michael Porter dished out a game-high three assists in the first half, joining DeAndre Liggins as the only Wildcats to tally multiple assists in the first frame.

Second-Half Notes

  • UK opened the second half with the lineup of Kevin Galloway, Michael Porter, Perry Stevenson, Jodie Meeks and Patrick Patterson.
  • DeAndre Liggins was the first to check in off the UK bench, subbing in for Michael Porter.
  • At the 7:49 mark, A.J. Stewart drew his first charge of the year, forcing an Indiana turnover.
  • After Indiana made a run to start the second half, Patrick Patterson's free throw with 7:35 left pushed UK 's lead to 50-30, its first 20-point advantage since the 16:25 mark of the second frame.
  • Darius Miller became the third UK player this season to foul out of a game. Miller has fouled out in two games this season.
  • After shooting just two free throws in the first half, UK fired 20 free throw attempts in the second half, finishing the game 16-of-22 from the charity stripe.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky is the all-time NCAA leader in wins, with 1,973.
  • UK held Indiana to just 13 points in the first half, the fewest first-half points since holding Campbell to 11 points on Dec. 29, in 2004.
  • 23,767 fans attended the contest, marking the second largest Rupp Arena crowd of the 2008-09 season, behind only 24,109 fans for the game against 21st-ranked Miami . UK has won 20 national attendance titles at Rupp Arena, including 12 of the last 13.
  • With a 38-30 margin on the boards, UK has now out-rebounded nine of its 10 opponents this season.
  • Kentucky shot 50-percent (26-for-52) from the field, the sixth time this season UK shot over 50-percent.
  • UK held Indiana to 37-percent (21-for-57) shooting for the game and has now held all 10 opponents this season to under 50-percent shooting.
  • IU shot just 20-percent (4-for-20) from behind the arc. UK has held nine of its 10 opponents to under 50-percent shooting from the three-point line.
  • For the sixth consecutive game, UK had at least three players tally double-digits in points (Meeks, Patterson, Harrellson, Stevenson, Liggins).
    • The last time UK had five players tally double-digit points came in 2006-07, when Ramel Bradley, Joe Crawford, Randolph Morris, Bobby Perry and Jodie Meeks tallied double figures on March 8, 2007 at Alabama .
  • UK put up 72 points in the game, marking the seventh time in 10 games UK tallied 70 or more points.
  • The Wildcats held a 38-28 margin on points in the paint and an 11-6 advantage in second chance points.
  • The Kentucky bench outscored IU's bench, 33-18.

Individual Notes

  • Josh Harrellson finished with a career-high 15 points complementing seven rebounds and an assist.
    • Harrellson totaled 10 points in the first half, the first time this season he notched double-figures in the first frame.
    • Harrellson led UK in scoring for the first time in his career.
  • Junior Perry Stevenson totaled 10 points and a game-high nine rebounds in 32 minutes of action.
    • Stevenson blocked a season-high six shots, marking his third straight game with multiple blocked shots.
    • Coincidentally, Stevenson is the last Wildcat to tally six rejections in a game when he did it against Ole Miss on Feb. 27, 2008.
  • Junior Jodie Meeks finished with 13 points and two steals in 30 minutes.
    • Meeks has finished in double figures in 10 consecutive games, marking the first time a UK player finished with 10 points in 10 straight games since Joe Crawford and Patrick Patterson turned the trick in 2007-08.
    • Meeks connected on multiple three pointers for the fourth straight game and the eighth game this season.
    • After going 1-for-2 from the charity stripe, Meeks has connected on 25 of his last 27 free-throw attempts.
    • Meeks has 29 career double-figure scoring games.
  • Freshman DeAndre Liggins was a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line, as part of a 10-point, three assist, two-rebound game.
    • Liggins scored in double figures for the fourth straight game.
  • Michael Porter dished out a team-high four assists, adding two steals and one rebound in 19 minutes.
  • Sophomore Patrick Patterson chipped in with 12 points and eight rebounds in 25 minutes, blocking three shots and contributing three assists.
    • Patterson grabbed seven rebounds in the second half.
    • Patterson has tallied double-digit scoring efforts in seven consecutive games, scoring over 12 or more points in each contest.
    • Patterson has grabbed eight or more rebounds in six of the last seven games.
    • In his career, Patterson has 31 career double figure scoring games.
  • Freshman Darius Miller contributed five points and three rebounds in 28 minutes.
    • Miller fouled out in the second half, the second time this season he has fouled out in a game.