Kentucky-Vanderbilt Postgame Notes

Feb. 14, 2010

Recap | Box Score

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky falls to 21-4, 9-3 in the SEC while Vanderbilt improves to 18-7, 7-5 in the SEC.
  • Vanderbilt leads the all-time series 27-13 overall, including a 14-4 advantage in Nashville.
  • Kentucky has lost 13 consecutive games to Vanderbilt in Memorial Gymnasium.
  • The Wildcats see their school-record eight-game losing streak end and their three-game SEC road win streak snapped.
  • UK head coach Matthew Mitchell's overall record falls to 84-65, including a 54-36 mark at UK. His record against Vanderbilt drops to 1-3.
  • Up next: Kentucky plays its final two homes games of the season this week as Florida visits on Thursday (7 p.m. ET) and South Carolina comes to Memorial Coliseum on Sunday (3 p.m. ET).

Team Notes

  • Key run: After Kentucky took a 35-32 lead on a layup by Amani Franklin at 13:00, Vanderbilt went on an 11-3 run to grab a 43-38 lead with 8:20 remaining. Jence Rhoads led the Commodores with five points during the run, nailing two layups and a free throw. Lauren Lueders also hit a three-pointer. Vanderbilt outscored Kentucky 36-20 over the final 13 minutes of the contest. The Wildcats could not score a basket during a 6:48 stretch within the final 10 minutes of the game, seeing a 38-37 deficit balloon to an eight-point margin at 54-46 with 3:19 remaining.
  • Kentucky falls to 3-2 this season against ranked foes, splitting two games against Vanderbilt (UK won 63-53 over then-No. 17/16 Vanderbilt [63-53] on Jan. 10); winning at No. 18/19 LSU (71-62) and winning against No. 19/18 Georgia (64-48).
  • Kentucky suffers its first loss this season when leading at halftime, 16-1, 5-1 in the SEC.
  • Kentucky also suffers its first loss of the year when forcing 20 or more turnovers (13-1). The Cats forced Vanderbilt into 21 turnovers. It marks the 18th time this season a UK opponent has committed 20 or more miscues in a contest.
  • Kentucky made 1-of-14 attempts from three-point range, its fewest three-pointers in a game this season.
  • UK lost the rebounding battle 33-26. It marks the first time in six games (Jan. 24 vs. Auburn, 39-33) that Kentucky has been out-rebounded by the opposition.
  • UK made one three-pointer against Vanderbilt and has now made a three-pointer in 212 consecutive games, dating back to the 2003-04 season.
  • Vanderbilt became just the second team all season to score over 67 points against the Cats (South Carolina was the other).
  • 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 24 of 25 games, posting a 20-4 record.

Individual Notes

  • Junior forward Victoria Dunlap finished with 19 points, five rebounds, three steals and a block.
    • Moves into 22nd place on UK's all-time scoring list with 1,075 points.
    • Moves into seventh place on UK's career rebounds list with 726.
    • Ranks third at UK with 109 career blocks.
    • Moves into sixth place on UK's career steals list with 77. Dunlap has recorded at least one steal in 32 consecutive games.
    • Moves into a tie with Valerie Still for fifth place on UK's single season blocks list with 46.
    • Has scored in double figures in 23 of 24 games played this season and 29 of the last 30 games she's played.
  • Freshman guard A'dia Mathies contributed 13 points on 4-of-8 shooting to go with four rebounds and three steals.
    • Has scored in double-figures in 18 of UK's 25 games.
    • Has scored in double figures in seven of 12 SEC games, including five straight.
    • Has pulled down at least four rebounds in 19 games this season.
  • Junior point guard Amber Smith tied her season high with seven rebounds. She also had seven against the Commodores in Lexington earlier this season.