Kentucky-Florida Postgame Notes
Jan. 20, 2011
Team Records and Series Notes
- Kentucky improves to 14-4, 3-2 SEC while Florida falls to 12-8, 2-4 SEC.
- The Cats move its all-time record against Florida to 21-22 and 8-10 when the game is played in Gainesville.
- It was UK's first road win over the Gators since Jan. 12, 2006 (80-65).
- Kentucky is now 617-459 in 37 years of varsity play and 124-210 all-time in SEC play.
- Coach Matthew Mitchell improves to 105-73 overall, 75-44 in SEC play, including a 3-2 record all-time against UF.
- The Cats are now 281-319 all-time on the road, including a 19-23 mark under Coach Matthew Mitchell, 10-14 on the road in conference play.
- Kentucky returns home Sunday for National Women's in Sports Day to face Vanderbilt at 4 p.m. EST. The game will be broadcast live on ESPNU with Anne-Marie Anderson and LaChina Robinson and aired 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 third consecutive game. This lineup is 3-0.
- UK has used 10 different starting lineups this season.
- Kentucky has started a freshman in 87 of 119 games during the Matthew Mitchell era, including 55 consecutive.
- Key Run: With Kentucky facing its largest deficit of the game at nine points, the Cats mounted a comeback led by freshman Jennifer O'Neill. Down 45-54 with 5:12 to go in the game, O'Neill scored five straight points to pull the Cats within four, 50-54. After Florida tied the game at 55 on a free throw, Dunlap converted a reverse layup to put UK up 57-55 with :44 seconds left. The Gators came right back with a three-pointer by Deana Allen to go ahead by one point 58-57 with :25 seconds on the clock. Mathies ran the ball up the floor and called a timeout with 15 seconds remaining. Dunlap received the inbounds and drove right down the lane, spinning and drawing a foul. The senior converted both free throws, giving UK its final lead at 59-58.
- The Cats are now 31-25 (.554) overall in the Coach Matthew Mitchell era in games decided by 10 points, including a 3-2 mark this season.
- UK forced Florida into 24 turnovers and has now forced double-digit miscues in 66 consecutive games, dating back to the 2008-09 season. The Wildcats scored 25 points off of those miscues.
- Kentucky has forced 20 or more turnovers in 14-of-18 games this season and is 12-2 when doing so.
- Kentucky charted double-digit steals (10) for the 12th time this season.
- UK's bench outscored Florida's, 30-21.
- UK has hit a three-pointer in 241 consecutive games, dating back to the 2003-04 season. The Wildcats were 5-of-18 (27.8 percent) from beyond the arc.
Individual Game Notes
- Senior forward Victoria Dunlap recorded 12 points, eight rebounds, two steals and two assists.
- With 968 career rebounds, Dunlap moved into second place on UK's all-time rebounding list, passing Jennifer Humphrey who had 964 rebounds from 2003-07.
- Has scored in double figures 15 times this season and 83 times in her career.
- Sixth consecutive game with double-figure points.
- Freshman Jennifer O'Neill led the Wildcats in scoring for the first time with a career-high 15 points on 5-of-14 shooting, 3-of-7 beyond the arc. This is her second-consecutive game recording a career high.
- Scored five quick points heading into the under four-minute media timeout to bring UK to within four in the second half.
- Sophomore guard A'dia Mathies notched 11 points and two assists.
- Mathies has scored in double-figures 42 times in 54 career games.
- Fifth consecutive game with double figures.
- Junior guard Keyla Snowden did not dress for the third consecutive game due to a right foot injury.
- Freshman Maegan Conwright came off the bench for eight points and two steals. It marked her highest-scoring game since netting nine vs. Middle-Tennessee.