Kentucky-Mississippi State Postgame Notes

Jan. 16, 2011

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky improves to 13-4, 2-2 SEC while Mississippi State falls to 8-8, 0-4 SEC.
  • Kentucky is now 616-459 (57.3) in 37 years of varsity play and 123-210 (36.9) all-time in SEC play.
  • The Cats move its all-time record against Mississippi State to 19-17 and even the series at 8-8 in Lexington.
  • Coach Matthew Mitchell improves to 104-73 (58.7) overall, 74-44 (62.7) in SEC play, including a 4-2 record all-time against the Bulldogs.
  • The Cats are now 336-140 (70.6) all-time in Memorial Coliseum, 46-11 (80.7) under Coach Matthew Mitchell.
  • Kentucky travels to Gainesville, Fla. to take on the Gators in search of their first SEC road victory, Thursday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. EST. The game will be broadcast 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 second consecutive game.
    • UK has used 10 different starting lineups in 17 games.
  • Kentucky has started a freshman in 86 of 118 games during the Matthew Mitchell era, including 54 consecutive.
  • Key Run: After Mississippi State went on an 8-0 run and took an 8-7 lead early in the game, Kentucky responded with a 22-0 run to pull ahead 29-10. UK’s 22 consecutive points is the second-longest run of the season. The Cats scored 26 in a row vs. Arkansas Pine-Bluff Dec. 21, 2010.
  • UK’s 42 first-half points were the most in SEC play this season and the most since scoring 52 in the opening frame against Arkansas Bine-Bluff on Dec. 21.
  • UK improves to 12-0 when leading at the half this season and 64-8 during the Matthew Mitchell era.
  • UK forced Mississippi State into 22 turnovers and has now forced double-digit miscues in 65 consecutive games, dating back to the 2008-09 season. The Wildcats scored 26 points off of those miscues.
    • Kentucky has forced 20 or more turnovers in 13-of-27 games this season and is 11-2 when doing so.
  • The Wildcats dished out 18 assists in the game led by Mathies’ career-high tying seven. It is the second-highest assist total in a game for Kentucky this season with the previous high (22) coming against Arkansas Pine-Bluff.
  • UK improves to 8-0 when four or more players score in double figures.
  • Kentucky won the rebounding battle 35-26 and improves to 9-3 when outrebounding the opponent.
  • UK has hit a three-pointer in 240 consecutive games, dating back to the 2003-04 season. The Wildcats were 6-of-21 (28.6 percent) from beyond the arc.

Individual Game Notes

  • Senior forward Victoria Dunlap recorded her 26th career and fourth double-double of the season with 22 points and 10 rebounds. She also added a game-high five steals and three assists.
    • With 1,567 career points, moved into fifth-place on UK’s all-time scoring list passing Sara Potts who had 1,563 points from 2001-05.
    • With 26 double-doubles, moved into sole possession of third place on UK’s all-time double-doubles list passing Josh Mills who recorded 25 from 1990-93.
    • Has scored in double figures 14 times this season and 82 times in her career.
    • Has scored 20 or more points 27 times during her career, including six games this season.
    • Fifth consecutive game with double-figure points.
  • Sophomore guard A'dia Mathies scored 16 points and added five rebounds and a career-high tying seven assists. She also had seven assists vs. Miami (Ohio) on Dec. 1, 2009.
    • Mathies has scored in double-figures 41 times in 53 career games.
    • Fourth consecutive game with double figures.
  • Red-shirt freshman Bernisha Pinkett reached double-figure points for the second consecutive game and the sixth time this season with 13 points. She also added four rebounds and three assists.
  • Freshman Jennifer O'Neill scored a career-high 11 points on 3-of-7 shooting, all coming in the first half. Her previous season high in points was eight against Arkansas Bine-Bluff.
  • Freshman guard Kastine Evans pulled down seven rebounds, just one shy of her career high.
  • Junior guard Keyla Snowden did not dress for the second consecutive game due to a right foot injury.