Kentucky-Chattanooga Postgame Notes

Dec. 17, 2011

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 9-1 and Chattanooga is 3-8.
  • Kentucky leads the series, 12-0, and is 18-0 all-time against teams from the current configuration of the Southern Conference.
  • Tonight opened a five-game homestand. The Wildcats have two more games before the Christmas break, Tuesday against Samford at 7 p.m. (ESPN2) and Thursday vs. Loyola-Maryland at 1 p.m. (Fox Sports South).

First-Half Facts

  • Kentucky started with the lineup of Marquis Teague, Doron Lamb, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Terrence Jones and Anthony Davis for the ninth-straight game.
  • UK opened the game with a 13-0 run.
    • UK won the tip and began the scoring with an alley-oop dunk by Anthony Davis.
    • The Cats followed with two steals and baskets.
    • UTC didn’t have a shot hit the rim until 18:08.
    • The Moccasins got on the board at the 16:11 mark on a turnaround baseline jumper by Drazen Zlovaric.
  • UK led by as many as 20 points in the first half and took a 39-23 lead into the locker room.
  • Anthony Davis notched a double-double in the first half with 10 points and 10 rebounds. The last Wildcat to get a first-half D-D was DeMarcus Cousins, who had 15 and 10 against LSU on Feb. 6, 2010.

Second-Half Story

  • Ahead 53-37, UK made a 13-0 run that featured consecutive three-pointers by Kyle Wiltjer, giving the Wildcats a 66-37 advantage.
  • After an emphatic follow dunk by Anthony Davis with 3:09 to go, UK had its biggest lead of the game at 87-53.
    • Coach John Calipari removed the starters from the game at that point.
    • Twany Beckham, a transfer from Mississippi State, made his first appearance as a Wildcat.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky has scored at least 87 points in five of its 10 games this season.
  • UK made 12 of 33 three-pointers, season highs in both categories.
  • UK limited the visitors to 33.3 percent from the field, 21 of 63. UK has held seven opponents under 34 percent shooting this season.
  • In its 109th season of basketball, Kentucky is the NCAA’s all-time wins leader with 2,061 wins.
  • The Wildcats extended their home winning streak to 40 games, the second-longest active streak in the nation. The run includes the 2009 NIT game at Memorial Coliseum and the last 39 games at Rupp Arena.
  • UK is a perfect 39-0 under Coach John Calipari at Rupp Arena, the longest win streak in venue history.
  • UK owns a 465-60 all-time record in Rupp Arena.
  • Since the 2000 season, Calipari-coached teams have posted a 193-19 record at home.

Individual Notes

  • Anthony Davis totaled 14 points and a career-high 18 rebounds.
    • It is the fourth double-double for the freshman from Chicago.
    • Reached a double-double in the first half, see note above.
    • 14 points broke a two-game stretch in which he scored in single digits.
    • Added five blocked shots, more than his already impressive average of 4.1 per game.
  • Doron Lamb led all scorers with 24 points.
    • Lamb had career highs with four three-pointers made out of nine attempts.
    • He also claimed a career-high six rebounds.
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist filled out a nice stat line with 17 points, eight rebounds and a career-best six assists.
    • Kidd-Gilchrist has had his two best scoring games in the last two outings, with 18 at Indiana and 17 tonight.
  • Darius Miller contributed 12 points, including a pair of three-pointers, his first multi-three game since hitting 4-of-5 against Portland.
  • Marquis Teague had 11 points and a career-best eight assists.
  • Kyle Wiltjer had nine points, all coming on a career-best three three-point shots.
    • Most points since 19 vs. Penn State on Nov. 19.
  • Twany Beckham, a transfer from Mississippi State, made his first official appearance as a Wildcat and played the final three minutes.