Kentucky-South Carolina Postgame Notes

Feb. 20, 2014

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • UK fell to 19-7 overall this season and 7-6 in the SEC.
  • Kentucky’s all-time record is 705-484 (.593) in 40 seasons of varsity basketball.
  • The Wildcats are 383-144 in Memorial Coliseum, including 93-16 in the Matthew Mitchell era.
  • Kentucky is 75-7 at home over the last five seasons.
  • Mitchell is in his seventh season as the head coach of the Wildcats and owns a record of 163-69 at UK. Overall, Mitchell is 193-98 in nine seasons.
    • He ranks first on UK’s all-time wins list with 163 and winning percentage (.703).
    • Mitchell is now 68-37 in SEC play, and 40-13 at home.
  • UK is 31-21 all-time vs. South Carolina, including a 19-6 record in games played in Lexington.
  • South Carolina snapped UK’s nine-game winning streak vs. the Gamecocks in Memorial Coliseum.
  • Kentucky is 4-3 on the season vs. ranked opponents and 3-3 vs. the AP top 10.
  • Tonight’s attendance was 5,958.
  • Next up: The Wildcats hit the road for a two-game road trip beginning with No. 16/13 Texas A&M on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Following A&M, UK heads to Starkville, Miss., to face the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. CT/8 p.m. ET.

First Half Notes

  • UK started with the lineup of Janee Thompson, Kastine Evans, Bria Goss, DeNesha Stallworth and Samarie Walker.
    • The Wildcats are 13-4 when using this starting lineup on the season.
  • DeNesha Stallworth scored the first points of the game for UK with a right-handed layup.
  • Jennifer O’Neill was the first UK player off the bench at the 14:30 mark in the first half.
  • UK is 3-5 this season when trailing at the half and 2-4 in SEC play.

Team/Game Notes

  • UK has hit a 3-pointer in 354 consecutive games.
  • The Wildcats have forced double-digit turnovers in 178 consecutive games.
  • Kentucky’s 19 rebounds marked a season low.
  • South Carolina outrebounded UK, 44-19, marking the largest rebounding deficit for the Wildcats this season.
  • UK’s four steals were a season low.
  • The Wildcats only turned the ball over nine times, marking a season best.
  • Kentucky only attempted nine free throws, which marks a season low.

Individual Notes

  • Freshman guard Makayla Epps set a new career high with 16 points on a career-best 6-of-8 shooting from the field, including 4-of-4 from the free-throw line.
    • Marks her third game of the season in double figures.
  • Junior point guard Jennifer O’Neill notched her 19th double-figure game of the season with 12 points.
    • Marked her fifth straight game in double figures.