Kentucky-South Carolina Postgame Notes
Feb. 20, 2014
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.
- 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.
- 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.