Kentucky-Arkansas Postgame Notes

Feb. 7, 2010

Recap |  Box Score

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky improves to 20-3, 8-2 in the SEC while Arkansas falls to 9-14, 1-9 in the SEC.
  • The Wildcats lead the overall series 14-12 but still trail 8-3 in Fayetteville.
  • UK has won the last eight games in the series, including three in a row in Fayetteville.
  • UK head coach Matthew Mitchell improves his record to 4-0 against Arkansas.
  • Mitchell improves his career record to 82-64, including a 52-35 mark at UK.
  • Up next: Kentucky returns home to play host to No. 14 Georgia Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. EST. The game will be televised live on FSN (Fox Sports South, Fox Sports Southwest and Sun Sports). UK looks to avenge a 61-60 overtime loss to Georgia earlier this season (Jan. 7) in Athens, Ga.

Team Notes

  • Key run: Kentucky broke open a back-and-forth affair with an 8-0 run to grab a 48-42 lead at 10:28 in the second half. Dunlap had five of the eight points during the spurt with three free throws and a basket inside. The Wildcats outscored Arkansas 30-15 after trailing 42-41 at the 14:02 mark.
  • Kentucky has won eight of its first 10 SEC games in a season for the first time in school history.
  • Kentucky secures its 10 th 20-win season in program history and records its most wins in a season since the 2006-07 team posted a 20-14 mark. It marks the first 20-win season for UK during the Matthew Mitchell era.
  • Kentucky's current seven-game SEC win streak is the longest in program history. The previous record was four consecutive wins in 2005-06 campaign.
  • UK's eight SEC victories are the most since the 2007-08 team finished 8-6 in league play.
  • The Wildcats have recorded three consecutive SEC road victories for the first time since the 2005-06 squad notched three in a row.
  • The Wildcats have won six of their last seven games by a double-digit scoring margin.
  • UK won the rebounding battle 45-34 and improves to 13-0 overall and 7-0 in the SEC when it outrebounds the opponent. Kentucky has outrebounded its last four opponents.
  • UK made two three-pointers against Arkansas and has now made a three-pointer in 210 consecutive games, dating back to the 2003-04 season.
  • Kentucky has forced its opponents into 10 or more turnovers in every game this season after causing Arkansas to commit 19 miscues.
  • The Wildcats held Arkansas to 31.7 percent (19-of-60) from the field and 33.3 percent (5-for-15) from behind the arc. UK has held 18 opponents to under 40-percent shooting from the field this season, including the last seven in a row.
  • Kentucky started with the lineup of Carly Morrow , Victoria Dunlap , Amber Smith, Amani Franklin and A'dia Mathies . UK has started with this lineup in 22 of 23 games, posting a 19-3 record.
  • UK improves to 13-1 when scoring 70 or more points this season. The Wildcats move to 15-1 and 5-0 in the SEC when limiting their opponent to fewer than 70 points.

Individual Notes

  • Freshman guard A'dia Mathies recorded her second consecutive career-high, scoring a game-high 27 points on 9-of-19 shooting, including 7-of-7 shooting from the free throw line. She also grabbed five rebounds and handed out three assists.
    • Has scored in double-figures in 16 of UK's 23 games.
    • Has pulled down at least four rebounds in 17 games this season.
    • Has hit a three-pointer in eight straight games.
    • Posted 21 points on 9-of-15 shooting with seven rebounds in an 80-66 win over Ole Miss on Thursday.
  • Junior forward Victoria Dunlap finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds to go with three blocks and two steals.
    • Becomes only the fourth Wildcat in program history with 20 career double-doubles.
    • Has posted seven double-doubles this season.
    • Recorded her ninth game this season with 20 or more points.
    • Moves into eighth place on UK's career rebounds list with 713.
    • Moves into 24 th place on UK's all-time scoring list with 1,043.
    • Ranks tied for third on the UK's career blocks list with Jennifer Humphrey at 107.
    • Ranks tied for eighth on UK's single-season steals list with Patty Jo Hedges and Bebe Croley at 73. Dunlap has recorded at least one steal in 30 consecutive games.
    • Moved to tie at sixth place on the UK single-season blocks list with Pattresa Leaonard at 44.
    • Has scored in double figures in 21 of 22 games played this season and 27 of the last 28 games she's played.
  • Junior Amber Smith scored nine points, grabbed five rebounds and handed out five assists. She has dished out five or more assists in nine games this season.