Kentucky-Vanderbilt Postgame Notes

Feb. 20, 2011

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky improves to 20-7 overall, 9-5 SEC while Vanderbilt falls to 18-9, 9-5 SEC.
  • With two regular-season games remaining, the win moves Kentucky into sole possession of third place in the SEC race.
  • The win gave UK at least nine SEC wins for the second consecutive season.
  • This marks UK’s second straight 20-win season and 12th overall.
  • The win snaps a 13-game losing streak to the Commodores in Memorial Gym. UK’s last road win against Vanderbilt was 25 years ago on Feb. 5, 1986. UK won 79-70.
  • The Commodores still lead the overall series 27-15, including a 14-5 advantage when the game is played in Nashville. UK also defeated the ‘Dores in Lexington on Jan. 23 (78-68).
  • UK has won four of its last six road games.
  • Coach Matthew Mitchell is now 111-76 overall, 81-47 in SEC play, including a 3-3 record all-time against Vanderbilt.
  • Kentucky is now 623-463 in 37 years of varsity play and 130-213 all-time in the SEC.
  • Kentucky returns to Lexington for its final home game of the season against Arkansas on Thursday, Feb. 24. The game will be televised live on the Big Blue Sports Network and broadcast live on the Big Blue Sports Radio Network with Neil Price. Seniors Victoria Dunlap and Carly Morrow will be honored in a special pre-game “Senior Night” ceremony.

Team Game Notes

  • Kentucky started with the lineup of Victoria Dunlap, A’dia Mathies, Keyla Snowden, Brittany Henderson and Bernisha Pinkett for the first time this season.
  • UK has started a freshman in 96-of-128 games during the Matthew Mitchell era, including 64 consecutive.
  • UK forced Vanderbilt into 23 turnovers. The Cats have now forced double-digit miscues in 75 consecutive games, dating back to the 2008-09 season and are now 53-22 during that span.
    • Kentucky has forced 20 or more turnovers in 21 games this season and is 18-3 when doing so.
    • The Wildcats shot 50 percent (6-of-12) from behind the arc and have now hit a three-pointer in 250 consecutive games, dating back to the 2003-04 season.
  • With six 3-pointers today, UK moves to eighth on UK’s single-season list with 151.
  • Five players scored in double figures for the first time since Nov. 14, 2010 against Miami (OH). UK is 16-1 this season when three or more players score in double digits.
  • Kentucky improves to 9-0 when scoring 80 or more points this season. The Wildcats are a remarkable 271-19 (.934) record since 1974 when scoring 80-plus points.

Individual Game Notes

  • Junior Keyla Snowden scored 22 points on 7-of-10 shooting while going 4-of-6 from behind the arc.
    • Has now scored 20-plus points four times in her Wildcat career, including two this season.
    • Marked her highest point total of the season since scoring 28 points against Arkansas Pine-Bluff on Dec. 21.
    • Moved into eighth place on UK’s single-season list for 3-pointers made with 52, passing her total of 51 from last season.
  • Despite battling foul trouble in the first half, senior forward Victoria Dunlap scored all 10 of her points in the decisive second half. She also grabbed a team-high eight rebounds, three steals and swatted three blocks.
    • Has scored in double figures 24 times this season, including 16 consecutive and 87 times in her career.
    • Hit a 3-pointer for the fifth time this season, the first since vs. Tennessee on Feb. 7.
  • Freshman Bernisha Pinkett scored 14 points while grabbing six rebounds in a career-high 36 minutes of play in her first career start.
    • Has now scored at least three points in 12 consecutive games.
    • Most points since netting 17 vs. Vanderbilt in Lexington on Jan. 23.
    • Has grabbed at least one rebound in nine straight games.
  • Sophomore guard A’dia Mathies scored 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting. She also added a team-high five steals to go along with four rebounds and two assists.
  • Freshman Jennifer O’Neill came off the bench for 13 points while netting a career-high 9-of-10 from the charity stripe.
    • Scored eight consecutive points from the 5:56 to 3:17 mark of the first half.
  • Freshman Samantha Drake came off the bench for three points and six rebounds.
    • She reached double-figures in minutes for the first time since playing 11 minutes against Florida Jan. 20.