Kentucky-South Carolina Postgame Notes

Jan. 13, 2011

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky improves to 12-4, 1-2 SEC while South Carolina falls to 9-8, 1-3 SEC.
  • The Cats move its all-time record against South Carolina to 28-17, including a 17-5 advantage in Lexington.
  • Coach Matthew Mitchell improves to103-73 overall, 73-44 in SEC playing, including 5-2 all-time against the Gamecocks.
  • The Cats are now 335-140 (70.5) all-time in Memorial Coliseum, including 45-11 (80.3) under Coach Matthew Mitchell.
  • Kentucky now holds a 122-210 all-time record in SEC play.
  • Kentucky will finish out a three-game home stand against Mississippi State on Sunday, Jan. 16 at 1 p.m. EST. The game will be broadcast live on FSN with Dave Baker and Stephanie Ready calling the action. It also will be carried live on the Big Blue Sports Radio Network with Neil Price.

Team Game Notes

  • Kentucky started with the lineup of Victoria Dunlap, A'dia Mathies, Carly Morrow, Brittany Henderson and Kastine Evans for the first time this season.
    • UK has used 10 different starting lineups in 16 games.
  • Kentucky has started a freshman in 85 of 117 games during the Matthew Mitchell era, including 52 consecutive.
  • UK shot a season-best 54.5 percent (30-of-55) from the field. It was the first time the Wildcats have shot higher than 54 percent from the field since Nov. 28, 2008 against Yale (55.6).
  • The Cats outscored USC 36-15 in the second half and limited the Gamecocks to just six second-half field goals. The 15 points by USC were a season-low by an opponent.
  • UK forced South Carolina into 28 turnovers and has now forced double-digit miscues in 64 consecutive games, dating back to the 2008-09 season. The Wildcats scored 30 points off of those 28 Gamecock miscues.
  • UK improves to 20-1 when forcing an opponent into more than 25 turnovers since the beginning of last year.
  • UK charted 15 steals and has double-digit steals in 20-of-25 games, dating back to last season.
  • Kentucky shot 53.8 percent (14-of-26) from the field in the first half, its highest field-goal percentage in any half this season. The Wildcats have shot 50 percent or better four times this season, last against Middle Tennessee State on Dec. 29, 2011.
  • Key Run: UK took its first lead of the second half at 46-45 on a 3-pointer by redshirt-freshman Bernisha Pinkett with 12:36 remaining in the game. It began an 11-0 run for the Wildcats and extended the lead to 54-45.
  • Kentucky held South Carolina to a single free throw in the final 8:09 of the game.
  • The Wildcats are now 1-4 when trailing at the half this season. In the Matthew Mitchell era, UK is 63-8 when leading at the half, 11-36 when trailing.
  • This marks UK’s second come-from-behind victory of the season. The Cats also trailed in the second half vs. Middle Tennessee State but came back to win 81-72.
  • UK has hit a three-pointer in 239 consecutive games, dating back to the 2003-04 season. The Wildcats were 3-of-9 (33.3 percent) from beyond the arc.
  • UK attempted a season-low four free throws in the game. The Cats were 3-of-4 for 75.0 percent.

Individual Game Notes

  • Senior forward Victoria Dunlap scored a team-high 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds.
    • Dunlap recorded two blocks in the game and now ranks second on the all-time list with 157 blocks. She passed Valerie Still who had156 blocks from 1979-83.
    • Has scored in double figures 13 times this season and 81 times in her career.
    • Has scored 20 or more points 26 times during her career.
  • Sophomore guard A'dia Mathies scored 15 points and five rebounds.
    • Mathies has scored in double-figures 40 times in 52 career games.
    • Third consecutive game with double figures.
  • Red-shirt freshman Bernisha Pinkett came off the bench to notch a career-high 18 points and four assists in a season-high 25 minutes of play. Her previous high was 17 points vs. No. 12 Notre Dame.
    • Marked her fifth double-figure outing this season.
  • Junior guard Keyla Snowden did not dress tonight due to a right foot injury.