Kentucky Faces Montana State on Sunday

Nov. 22, 2014

The Wildcats continue their homestand, welcoming Montana State to Rupp Arena on Sunday, November 23. Tip is set for 6 p.m. ET and the game will be televised on the SEC Network.

Gameday
Gameday Information
Kentucky vs. Montana State
Sunday, Nov. 23 - 6:00 p.m. ET
Lexington, Ky.
Game Notes: UK Get Acrobat Reader | MSU Get Acrobat Reader
Coverage
TV: SEC Network
Radio: UK Sports Network
Live Video via SEC Network+
Live Audio
Live Stats
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UK Team Stats MSU
79.2 Points 62.7
50.5 Opp. Points 82.0
.476 FG% .392
.307 Opp. FG% .512
.315 3-FG% .338
348 Opp. 3-FG% .333
.637 FT% .686
43.2 Rebs 35.3
28.3 Opp. Rebs. 33.7
17.3 Assist 34
11.5 Turnovers 61
9.3 Blocks 7
8.0 Steals 17

This Week's News

Booker Shines in UK’s Return Home

  • Kentucky improved to 4-0 and 3-0 at home with an 89-65 victory over Boston U.
  • The Wildcats won for their 22nd time in 24 tries as the nation’s top-ranked team.
  • Aaron Harrison scored in double digits for the first time this season with a team-high 19 points. He also dished out four assists.
  • Locked in a close game, freshman Devin Booker scored 12 of his career-high 15 points after halftime to help the Cats pull away.
    • Booker was 5 for 8 from the field and 4 for 6 from behind the 3-point line.
    • The freshman also dished out seven assists, a season high for all Wildcats.
  • UK’s defense once again played a big part in the win, limiting the Terriers to 38.5-percent shooting.
    • The Cats have held their first four opponents below 40 percent from the field, becoming just the second UK team in the modern era of the 3-point field goal to accomplish that feat.
    • UK blocked nine shots and has at least seven blocks in each game this year, the first four-game stretch with at least seven blocks since the 2012-13 season.
    • Behind nine steals, UK forced a season-high 24 turnovers.
  • With 10 Wildcats scoring, Kentucky posted a season-high 24 assists.

Rock, Chalk, Blocked: Kansas Recap

  • Kentucky defeated No. 5 Kansas 72-40 on Nov. 18, 2014 and in the process made history.
  • UK limited the Jayhawks to 19.6 percent shooting for the game.
    • That’s the lowest shooting percentage by an opponent since UK limited Central Michigan to 20 percent on Nov. 6, 2007.
    • It’s the first sub-.200 clip since Morehead State was limited to a 13.8 percent day on Dec. 16, 1995.
  • Kansas averaged 0.635 points per possession.
    • With 40 points scored, UK yielded one point for every minute played in the game.
    • Kentucky prevented Kansas from scoring on 44 of 63 possessions.
    • It was the third-lowest points per possession in the Calipari era and the lowest for a top 25 opponent.
    • Kansas’ 40 points were the fewest the Jayhawks have scored since Jan. 20, 1982 when they lost 41-35 to Missouri.
    • It was the fewest points Kansas has scored in the 3-point shot era.
    • Kansas was last held to 50 or fewer points on Feb. 28, 1999 when Iowa State won 52-50.
    • The Jayhawks’ posted just 11 made field goals, marking the fewest field goals in the 3-point era. It was the fewest field goals for Kansas since UK limited the Jayhawks to 15 on Dec. 1, 1998.
  • The 32-point margin of victory for the Cats marked the second largest margin against an AP top five team in school history.
    • UK defated No. 2 St. John’s (81-40) by 41 on Dec. 17, 1951
  • The margin of victory was the largest over a top 25 opponent since UK won by 34 (99-65) over No. 4 Indiana on Dec. 7, 1996.
  • It was the third time in program history that UK has held a top-five team to 40 points or less and the first since the Dec. 17, 1951 win over St. John’s.
  • UK has played a top-five opponent 117 times in program history, and only No. 1 Oklahoma A&M was held to fewer points in a 46-36 win on March 26, 1949.
  • The six turnovers by the Cats was tied for the fourth fewest in the Calipari era.
  • Twelve different Wildcats scored in the game and no player logged more than 21 minutes of action.
  • Kentucky blocked (11) an equal number of shots as the Jayhawks had made field goals (11).
  • No Kansas played reached double-figure scoring.
  • Kansas only scored 12 points on three made field goals in the second half.

Calipari Claims 600th On-Court Victory

  • With a win over No. 5 Kansas on Nov. 18, 2014, John Calipari claimed his 600th on-court victory as a Division I head coach and is the 13th active Division I coach to achieve the feat.

Lyles Named Freshman of the Week

  • Trey Lyles won SEC Freshman of the Week honors after averaging 13.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game in two UK victories.
  • Was the lone UK player to reach double-figure scoring in both wins.
  • Poured in 14 points vs. Grand Canyon
  • Had a team-high 12 points, four rebounds and three assists in the win over Buffalo.
  • Scored the first five points of the second half to spark the Wildcats vs. the Bulls.

Wildcats Ink Three for 2015

  • The Kentucky men’s basketball team has added three of the top players from the class of 2015, as Isaiah Briscoe, Skal Labissiere and Charles Matthews have signed with Kentucky in the early signing period.
  • Briscoe, a 6-foot-3 guard from Newark, N.J., won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2014 FIBA Americans U18 Championships. He averaged 22.1 points, 4.0 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game during his junior season at Roselle Catholic High School.
  • Labissiere is a 6-11 forward from Haiti. A consensus five-star recruit who now calls Memphis, Tenn., home, he is the No. 1 overall center in the 2015 class by both Rivals and Scout and the No. 2 center by 247Sports.
  • Matthews, a 6-5 guard, hails from Chicago. He is tabbed as the No. 12 shooting guard in the 2015 class by ESPN, 15th by 247Sports and the 20th-rated shooter by Scout.