Kentucky-Tennessee Postgame Notes

Feb. 8, 2011

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is now 18-5 overall, 7-3 SEC while Tennessee improves to 22-2, 10-0 SEC.
  • The loss ends UK’s seven-game winning streak, which was the longest of the season.
  • Tonight’s attendance of 7,126 was a season high. The previous high was 7,104 vs. Vanderbilt on Jan. 23.
  • The Wildcats are now 7-47 all-time against the Vols and 5-21 when the game is played in Lexington.
  • UK is now 1-3 vs. ranked teams this season with a win over No. 12 Notre Dame and losses to No. 3 Duke, No. 4 Tennessee and No. 25 Arkansas.
  • Kentucky is now 338-140 in Memorial Coliseum, including a 49-16 record at home under Coach Mitchell.
  • Coach Matthew Mitchell is now 109-74 overall, 79-45 in SEC play, including a 1-6 record all-time against Tennessee.
  • Kentucky is now 621-461 in 37 years of varsity play and 128-211 all-time in SEC play.
  • Kentucky travels to South Carolina on Thursday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. EST, before returning home for its “WBCA Pink Zone” game to take on LSU Sunday, Feb. 13 at 2:30 p.m. EST on ESPN2.

Team Game Notes

  • Kentucky started with the lineup of Victoria Dunlap, A’dia Mathies, Carly Morrow, Brittany Henderson and Kastine Evans for the eighth consecutive game. This lineup is now 7-1.
    • UK has used 10 different starting lineups this season.
  • UK has started a freshman in 92-of-124 games during the Matthew Mitchell era, including 60 consecutive.
  • Key run: With UK leading by one (59-58) with 6:10 to go, Tennessee used a 7-0 run to pull ahead by six (67-61) with 2:15 left. The Cats pulled back within two at 69-67 with 19.0 seconds remaining after buckets by Brittany Henderson and A’dia Mathies but the Lady Vols hit four consecutive free throws in the closing seconds to seal the 73-67 win.
  • UK led 33-31 at halftime. Kentucky suffered its first loss of the season when leading at the break. UK is now 13-1 when leading at halftime.
  • The Wildcats were 5-of-20 (25.0 percent) from beyond the arc. UK has now hit a three-pointer in 246 consecutive games, dating back to the 2003-04 season.
  • UK forced Tennessee into 24 turnovers, including 17 in the first half. The Cats have now forced double-digit miscues in 71 consecutive games, dating back to the 2008-09 season, and are now 50-21 during that span.
    • The Wildcats scored 14 points off of those miscues.
    • Kentucky has forced 20 or more turnovers in 19-of-23 games this season and is 16-3 when doing so.
  • Kentucky had 12 steals, nine coming in the first half, and has now forced double-digit steals in 25 of its last 33 games.
  • UK was outrebounded 45-23, snapping a four-game streak of outrebounding the opponent.
  • The Cats are now 32-26 in the Matthew Mitchell era in games decided by 10 points or less, including 4-3 this season.

Individual Game Notes

  • Senior forward Victoria Dunlap recorded 20 points and nine rebounds while grabbing three steals.
    • Scored UK’s first seven points of the game.
    • With three steals and 279 in her career, Dunlap moves up to No. 2 on UK’s all-time steals list, passing Leslie Nichols who had 278 from 1982-86.
    • Has now scored 20 or more points 29 times in her career, including nine this season.
    • Has scored in double figures 20 times this season and 87 times in her career.
    • Marked her 11th consecutive game with double-figure points.
    • Tied her season high in minutes played with 38. She also played 38 vs. Notre Dame.
  • Sophomore guard A’dia Mathies scored 18 points while recording four steals and four assists.
    • Her 18 points were the most since taking over the point guard duties against Georgia, Jan. 9 and the most since scoring 26 points against Murray State on Nov. 26.
    • Only Wildcat to score at least one point in all 23 games.
    • Charted a game-high steals. She has now recorded at least one steal in 15 consecutive games.
    • Tied her career high in minutes played with 39. She also played 39 vs. Tennessee on March 7, 2010 and vs. Arkansas on Feb. 7, 2010.
  • Freshman Jennifer O’Neill played career-high 26 minutes and scored nine points.
    • She hit one 3-pointer has now netted a least one trey in eight consecutive games.
    • Charted a career-high three steals.