Kentucky-Louisville Postgame Notes

Dec. 31, 2010

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  • Kentucky improves to 11-2 on the season. Louisville falls to 11-2.
  • The Wildcats are 28-14 all-time against the Cardinals and have won two in a row in the series and five of the last seven.
  • UK is now 123-32 all-time in Louisville and 2-0 this season.
  • The Wildcats are 167-72 against schools comprising the Big East and 2-1 this season.
  • Kentucky will be in action again Monday, Jan. 3, against Penn. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. p.m. ET with the game being televised on ESPNU.

Team Game Notes

  • The Wildcats used the starting combination of Darius Miller, Terrence Jones, Brandon Knight, DeAndre Liggins and Josh Harrellson for the 13th straight game. Kentucky is 11-2 with that starting five.
  • Doron Lamb was the first sub off the bench for Kentucky. It was Lamb’s 11th time this season to be the first Wildcat off the bench.
  • Kentucky extended its streak of game with a three-pointer to 762 games, the third longest streak in the country.
  • Trailing 12-6 in the first half, the Wildcats went on a 15-2 run to take a 21-14 lead and never looked back.
  • UK closed out the first half on a 29-12 run to carry a 35-24 lead into halftime. The Cats are 10-1 when leading at the half.
  • The Wildcats shot 68.2 pct. (15-22) from the field in the second half, its second highest percentage in a half this season. UK hit 20-of-27 shots in the second half against Coppin State, a 74.1 percentage.
  • Kentucky finished the game shooting a season-high 87.5 pct. (14-16) from the free throw line. The Wildcats have shot over 80 percent from the charity stripe in their last three games.
  • Kentucky shot better than 50 percent from the field for the third straight game.
  • UK defense held Louisville’s seventh-ranked offense to just 63 points, 20 points below their season average.
  • Kentucky’s 15-point margin of victory was their largest in the series since an 82-62 win in the 2001-02 season.

Individual Game Notes

#3 Terrence Jones

  • Finished with 12 points, eight rebounds, a career-high five assists and three blocks.
  • Tallied his ninth multi-block game this season.
  • Has scored in double-figures in six straight games.

#12 Brandon Knight

  • Scored a career-high 25 points, tying his career high in 3-pointers made with four.
  • Has hit multiple 3-pointers in eight straight games
  • Scored in double-digits in the first half nine times this season and three-straight.
  • Has hit four or more 3-pointers three times this season.
  • Finished 7-of-8 from the free throw line, missing his last attempt. He had hit (12) straight free throws.

#20 Doron Lamb

  • Has hit a 3-pointer in five straight games.
  • Finished 2-of-2 from the free throw line, has hit (11) straight free throws and 21 of his last 22 attempts.

#34 DeAndre Liggins

  • Recorded a career high four steals

#55 Josh Harrellson

  • Posted first 20-10 game of his career.
  • Recorded his third double-double this season and the fourth of his career.
  • Finished with career-high 23 points and tied his career-high with 14 rebounds.