Kentucky-Arkansas Postgame Notes

Jan. 21, 2010

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky improves to 15-3 overall, 3-2 in the Southeastern Conference. Arkansas falls to 8-11 overall, 0-6 in the SEC.
  • The Wildcats lead the overall series 13-12, including a 9-3 mark in Lexington.
  • UK has won the last seven games in the series, including four in a row in Lexington.
  • UK head coach Matthew Mitchell improves his record to 3-0 against Arkansas.
  • Kentucky extends its current home win streak to 13 games, tying for the fourth-longest in school history. UK also won 13 consecutive home contests spanning the 1984 and 1985 campaigns.
  • The Wildcats own a 322-138 all-time mark at storied Memorial Coliseum, including a 32-10 mark under Coach Mitchell. UK is 12-0 at home this season.
  • Kentucky is 590-450 all-time in 36 years of varsity women's basketball.
  • Up next: Kentucky completes its three-game homestand, facing Auburn Sunday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m. EST. The contest will be broadcast on the SEC Network.  Sunday is National Girls and Women in Sports Day and Alumni Day.

Team Notes

  • Key run: With Kentucky enjoying a slim 11-7 advantage less than five minutes into the game, the Wildcats went on a 13-3 run for a 24-10 lead at 11:56 in the first half. UK never led by fewer than a dozen points the rest of the half. Six different Wildcats scored during the run led by Crystal Riley's four points.
  • Nine of the 10 Wildcats that saw action scored at least one point.
  • Kentucky led Arkansas 37-21 at intermission. The 21 points by the Razorbacks are the fewest scored by an SEC opponent in the first half this season and the second fewest by a UK opponent this season (19 by UT Martin).
  • UK is 13-0 overall, 2-0 in the SEC when leading at the half this season.
  • UK has held 17 of 18 opponents under 50 percent shooting from the floor this season.
  • The Cats have held their opponents to 60 points or less in 13 of 18 contests.
  • Kentucky outrebounded Arkansas 49-37. The plus-12 margin is the highest by UK against an SEC foe since the Wildcats grabbed 12 more rebounds than LSU (39-27) in a 57-56 setback last year in Baton Rouge (2/22/09).
  • Kentucky has forced 20 or more turnovers in four of five SEC games after frustrating Arkansas in 22 miscues. UK has created 20 or more turnovers in 15 games this season.
  • Kentucky limited Arkansas to 34.6 percent shooting from the field. It marked the lowest shooting effort by an SEC opponent this season.
  • UK hit 3-of-11 from beyond the arc and has made a three-pointer in 205 consecutive games dating back to 2003-04.
  • UK outscored Arkansas 46-26 in points in the paint and 27-4 in second-chance points.
  • Kentucky used the starting lineup of Victoria Dunlap, Amber Smith, Amani Franklin, Carly Morrow and A'dia Mathies for the 17th time in 18 games.

Individual Notes

  • Junior forward Victoria Dunlap scored 18 of her game-high 22 points in the second half to lead Kentucky. Dunlap has scored 20 or more points 12 times in her career, including seven times this season.  Her 22-point effort is her highest total against an SEC foe this season.
  • Dunlap has scored in double figures in 23 consecutive games.
  • With two steals in the game, Dunlap has now recorded at least one steal in 26 consecutive contests.
  • Senior forward Lydia Watkins came off the bench and grabbed eight of her season-high 12 rebounds in the first half against Arkansas.
  • Freshman guard A'dia Mathies handed out a game-high five assists against Arkansas. It marked her most assists in an SEC game this season.  She also scored seven points and pulled down six rebounds. She has grabbed four or more rebounds in 12 of 18 games this season.
  • Junior guard Carly Morrow has made at least one three-pointer in 13 of the last 16 games. She made two against Arkansas to move her team-leading total to 28 on the season.