Kentucky vs. LSU -- Post-Game Notes

Jan. 25, 2009

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • The Wildcats fall to 12-8 overall, 2-3 in the SEC while Louisiana State improves to 10-7, 3-2 in conference play.
  • This was the 34th meeting in the series between Kentucky and LSU. The Lady Tigers continue to lead the overall series 27-7, including a 10-3 advantage when the game is played in Lexington.
  • UK is now 307-136 all-time in Memorial, including a 17-8 record under Mitchell.
  • UK is now 571-439 in 35 years of varsity women’s basketball, 111-197 against teams currently aligned in the SEC.
  • An attendance of 5,027 fans came out to “Pack The House” against LSU, the second-highest attendance this season.
  • The Wildcats hit the road for their next game in Gainesville, Fla. UK will meet the Gators on Thurs., Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. ET. The game will be televised on FSN South.

Team Game Notes

  • The starting lineup of Carly Morrow, Eleia Roddy, Amber Smith, Amani Franklin and Victoria Dunlap was used for the 13th time this season. This lienup falls to 8-5 this season.
  • All five starters charted at least four points with no points scored off the bench for just the second time this season. The last time no bench points were tallied was vs. Alabama on Jan. 15, 2009.
  • Twelve of UK’s 20 games have been decided by 10 points or less this season with the Cats now holding a 6-6 record in those close games.
  • Three Wildcats scored in double-digits led by Eleia Roddy’s 22 points. Amani Franklin and Victoria Dunlap followed with 15 and 10 points, respectively.
  • Three or more Kentucky players have scored 10-plus points in seven of the last eight games.
  • Kentucky won the rebounding battle against the Tigers, 41-36. The Cats have either tied or won the rebounding battle in all 16 of 20 games this season.
  • Kentucky held the Tigers to 36.8 percent shooting. The Cats have held all 20 opponents to 50.0 percent shooting or less this season, including holding 14 opponents to under 40 percent shooting from the field.
  • UK shot 39.6 percent from the floor (21-of-53), the Cats’ best performance since they shot 45.4 percent (25-of-55) against Tennessee on Jan. 8, 2009.
  • The Wildcats won the battle inside the paint 28-16, but LSU turned Kentucky's 13 miscues into 15 points.

Individual Game Notes

  • Senior center Eleia Roddy led the Cats with a career-high 22 points, scoring 12 of those in the first half. Roddy has scored double-digits in 15-of-20 games, including three straight.
  • Roddy hit a career-high eight field goals in a career high-tying 14 attempts.
  • Sophomore Victoria Dunlap earned her 10th career, seventh season and third consecutive double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
  • Dunlap has scored in double-digits 14 times this season and the Cats now hold a 15-7 all-time record when she nets double-figures.
  • Dunlap has grabbed double-digit rebounds in six games this season, including three consecutive. Each time she has earned 10-plus rebounds, she has also tallied double-digits scoring.
  • Junior Amani Franklin registered 15 points, her 10th double-digit game of the season. Franklin also dished out a career-high five assists and scored Kentucky’s only three-pointer.