Kentucky-North Carolina A&T Postgame Notes

Jan. 1, 2009

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • UK wins its fourth consecutive game and improves to 9-5 while N.C. A&T falls to 6-5.
  • This was the second overall matchup between Kentucky and N.C. A&T. UK leads the series 2-0 and improves to 5-0 against teams from the Aggies' Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
  • Kentucky is now 569-436 in 35 years of varsity women's basketball.
  • The Cats own a 306-134 (69.4%) mark in Memorial Coliseum. Matthew Mitchell improves to 16-6 all-time in the Coliseum, 7-2 this season.
  • The Wildcats return to action Saturday, Jan. 3 when they travel to Oxford, Ohio to take on Miami University in their final non-conference matchup of the regular season. Game time is 2 p.m. ET in Millett Hall.

Team Game Notes

  • The starting lineup of Carly Morrow, Eleia Roddy, Amber Smith, Amani Franklin and Victoria Dunlap improves to 5-2 this season.
  • Key run: UK built a 19-point lead in the second half thanks in large part to two three-pointers apiece from Carly Morrow and Brittany Edelen. The Aggies whittled the lead to seven points (66-59) late in the game but the Wildcats hit 13-of-14 free throws in the final 3:36 to win the game.
  • For the second consecutive game, multiple UK players grabbed a double-double (points/rebounds). Roddy (15/10) and Franklin (12/13) grabbed double-doubles vs. IUPUI and Roddy (13/10) and Dunlap (11/12) accomplished the feat tonight vs. NC A&T.
    • The last time more than one player had back-to-back double-doubles was LaTonya McDole and Shantia Owens in 1999.
  • The Cats out-rebounded the Aggies, 43-34. UK has either tied or won the rebounding in all but one game (Long Island) this season and nine in a row.
  • Kentucky held the Aggies to 34.9 percent (22-63) shooting. The Cats have held all 14 of their opponents to 50.0 percent shooting or less this season.
  • Kentucky had a season high-tying 26 turnovers in the game, resulting in 24 points by the Aggies.
  • Five players scored in double-figures (Roddy-13, Smith-13, Dunlap-11, Morrow-11, Edelen-10) for the second-straight game.
  • UK hit an impressive 90.6 percent from the charity stripe (29-of-32). It was the second-highest shooting percent from the free-throw line for Kentucky this season. The Cats hit all 11 of their attempts against Furman. The 29 FTs made and 32 FTs attempted were season highs.
  • The Cats hit a season high-tying seven three-pointers in the game (7-of-20). It marks the fourth time this season UK has hit seven threes, including the second-straight game.

Individual Game Notes

  • Senior center Eleia Roddy grabbed her 11th career, seventh season and sixth consecutive double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Her six-straight double-doubles are the most since Valerie Still recorded a school-record 11-straight during the 1982-83 season.
  • Roddy hit 9-of-10 free throws. The nine free throws made tied her career high set on Dec. 19 vs. Alabama A&M. The 10 attempted also tied her career high set against Alabama A&M.
  • With six double-doubles, Roddy joins former UK All-American Valerie Still as the only players in school history to chart six or more double-doubles in a career.
  • Sophomore Victoria Dunlap grabbed her sixth career and second double-double of the season with 11 points and 12 rebounds.
    • Dunlap has scored in double-figures nine times this season, including five in a row. The Wildcats are 12-5 when Dunlap scores in double digits.
    • She went 5-for-5 from the charity stripe. Her five free-throws made tied her season high set vs. Alabama A&M on Dec. 19, 2008.
    • A force on defense, of Dunlap's 12 rebounds she grabbed a season-high 10 defensive rebounds, a career high-tying five steals and a season-high three blocks.
  • Junior Brittany Edelen scored double-figures for the second straight game. She finished with 10 points and two rebounds in just 17 minutes of action.
  • Sophomore Carly Morrow finished with 11 points after hitting 3-of-8 from the perimeter. She has hit multiple three-pointers three times this season. Morrow also had a career high-tying three assists.
  • Sophomore point guard Amber Smith scored all 13 of her points in the second half. She hit a career-high eight free-throws on a season-high eight attempts and dished out four assists.
  • Senior point guard Carly Ormerod saw action for the first time since Dec. 2 vs. Xavier. She has missed the last seven games with sesamoiditis and turf toe in her left foot. She finished with four points, two rebounds and two assists in 16 minutes.