Kentucky-Georgia Postgame Notes

March 9, 2013

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky improves to 27-4, while Georgia falls to 25-6.
  • UK advances to the SEC championship game tomorrow at 6 p.m. ET where it will face No. 4 seed Texas A&M. The game will be televised on ESPN2.
    • The Wildcats have played in three SEC Championship games (1982, 2010 and 2011). UK went 1-2 in those games.
    • UK has advanced to the SEC Championship game in three in the last four years.
    • UK is looking for its first SEC Tournament title since 1982.
  • With the win, head coach Matthew Mitchell earned his 141st career victory.
    • Mitchell is UK's all-time winningest coach in just six seasons (141-60). His winning percentage of.701 also is first.
  • Kentucky is in its 39th year of varsity play and owns an overall record of 683-475 (.590).
  • UK is now 27-34 overall in the SEC Tournament, including 8-5 under Mitchell.
    • Kentucky is now 4-7 all-time in semifinal games.
  • The Wildcats are 63-198 all-time vs. ranked opponents, including 22-31 under Matthew Mitchell.
    • UK improves to 6-3 vs. the top 25 this season, tying the school record of six wins over ranked teams set last season.
  • Kentucky is now 14-35 overall against the Lady Bulldogs, including 2-6 in the SEC Tournament.
    • This marks UK's first win over UGA in the SEC Tournament since 2008 (57-50).

Team/Game Notes

  • UK's starting lineup featured A'dia Mathies, Kastine Evans, Jennifer O'Neill, Samarie Walker and DeNesha Stallworth. This lineup is 7-1.
  • With Georgia leading 26-19 with 19:26 left in the game, Kentucky went on a 22-3 run over the next 7:50 to take a 41-29 advantage.
    • UK closed the game out on a 13-0 run over the final 5:31.
  • The Wildcats held Georgia scoreless on its final 11 possessions and the last 6:08 of the game.
    • The Lady Bulldogs shot a season-low 1-of-18 from 3-point range.
  • UK is now 4-2 this season when trailing at the half.
    • Kentucky outscored UGA 41-14 in the second half.
  • The Cats have won their last four games by 11 or more points.
  • Kentucky held Georgia to a SEC Tournament low of 38 points. The previous low was 50 by Georgia on March 7, 2008.
  • Kentucky forced 18 turnovers and has now forced double-digit miscues in 148 consecutive games. The Cats are 112-36 during that span.
  • UK's bench outscored Georgia 14-7, improving the Wildcats' record to 22-0 this season when Kentucky's bench outscores its opponents'.
  • With six 3-pointers, the Cats broke the all-time single-season record with 212. The previous record was 211 set last year.
  • Kentucky recorded six blocks, upping its single-season record total to 160.
  • UK had 10 steals in the game for 373 on the season. That mark now ranks tied for fourth on UK's single-season list.
  • The Wildcats extended their streak of consecutive games with a triple to 323.
  • All 12 players played at least one minute, eight scored at least two points.
  • No player played over 31 minutes.

Individual Notes

  • Junior center DeNesha Stallworth led the Wildcats with 18 points, the most points she has scored in the last 13 games.
    • Has scored in double-figures in 24-of-30 games this year, including three in a row.
  • With four blocked shots, she is tied for fifth on UK's single-season list with 49.
  • Senior guard A'dia Mathies scored 11 points and added two steals, breaking the all-time steals record with 310. The previous record was 309 by Stacey Reed from 1991-1995.
    • Has reached double-figures in 29-of-31 games, including 22 in a row.
    • Played in her 135th career game, the most all-time in Kentucky history.