Kentucky-Auburn Postgame Notes

Feb. 27, 2011

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky improves to 22-7 overall and finishes the SEC regular season with an 11-5 mark. Auburn slips to 15-14 overall and 8-8 in league play.
  • With the victory, Kentucky ties the school record for SEC wins in a season (11 set a year ago) and league road wins (five set in 2005-06).
  • Kentucky travels to the SEC Tournament in Nashville March 3-6 as the No. 2 seed. The Wildcats will play the winner of the (7) South Carolina vs. (10) Alabama game on Friday, March 4 at 3:30 p.m. ET. The complete tournament bracket will be announced later this evening. All SEC Tournament games will enjoy live television coverage. UK contests also will be broadcast live on the Big Blue Sports Radio Network with Neil Price.
  • Kentucky has won the last three meetings against Auburn. The Tigers lead the all-time series 25-15, including a 10-6 mark on the Plains. UK snaps a two-game losing streak at Auburn. UK won the previous meeting, 69-38 in Lexington on Feb. 3.
  • Kentucky is now 625-463 in 37 years of varsity play and 132-213 all-time in the SEC.
  • Coach Matthew Mitchell is now 113-76 overall, 83-47 at UK, including a 5-2 record all-time against Auburn. Mitchell is 35-25 in SEC play.

Team Game Notes

  • Kentucky’s starting lineup featured Victoria Dunlap, A’dia Mathies, Keyla Snowden, Brittany Henderson and Bernisha Pinkett for the second time this season (won 80-71 at Vanderbilt [2/20]).
    • UK has used 12th different starting lineups this season.
  • UK has started a freshman in 98-of-130 games during the Matthew Mitchell era, including 66 consecutive.
  • Kentucky improves to 5-3 this season and 47-3 overall when scoring 70 or more points during the Matthew Mitchell era.
  • Key Run: With UK trailing 43-40 with 13:40 left in the second half, Kentucky scored the next 10 points and finished the game on a 36-19 run to claim the 76-62 victory. Keyla Snowden made a three-pointer and A’dia Mathies made three free throws during the 10-0 run as UK grabbed the lead and never trailed again.
  • Kentucky has won seven of its 11 SEC games when trailing at the half. The Wildcats trailed Auburn 33-30 at intermission.
  • UK improves to 8-0 when four or more players score in double figures.
  • UK forced Auburn into 29 turnovers during the game. It marked the most turnovers UK has forced in an SEC game this season. The previous high was 28, achieved three times this season.
  • Kentucky has forced double-digits turnovers in 77 consecutive games. They are 54-23 during that span, including an impressive 23-1 mark when forcing 25-plus miscues.
    • UK now has 714 forced turnovers this season which ranks fourth on the single-season list.
  • With 15 steals, the Cats now have 331 this season, tying for seventh place on UK’s single-season list with the 2001-02 squad.
  • The 15 steals tied the SEC high set vs. South Carolina on Jan. 13.
  • Jennifer O’Neill’s three-pointer at 10:33 extended Kentucky’s streak of consecutive games with a triple to 252.

Individual Game Notes

  • Senior forward Victoria Dunlap led Kentucky with 19 points and seven rebounds to go with three steals and two blocks
    • Has scored in double figures 26 times this season, including 18 consecutive and 90 times in her career.
    • Has recorded at least three steals in five consecutive games and 20 times this season.
    • Grabbed three steals to move into sixth place on UK’s single-season steals list with 91.
    • Need only 11 more steals to tie the school record of 309 set by Stacey Reed in from 1991-95.
  • Sophomore guard A’dia Mathies scored all of her 13 points in the second half, making 8-of-12 free throws to go with four steals and three rebounds.
    • Has scored in double figures 23 times this season and 49 times in her career.
    • Has now recorded at least steal one in 13 consecutive games and 24-of-29 contests this season.
  • Junior Keyla Snowden scored 11 points, including two three-pointers.
    • Moved to a tie for seventh on UK’s single-season list for 3-pointers made with Jenny Pfeiffer (55 in 2005-06).
  • Freshman Maegan Conwright scored 10 points off the bench on 4-of-6 shooting to go with five rebounds. It marked her first double-digit scoring effort during SEC play and the most points since netting 13 vs. Louisville on Dec. 5.
    • Her five rebounds were one shy of her career high and the most since pulling down a career-best six boards vs. Alabama on Jan. 30.