Kentucky-Georgia Postgame Notes
March 9, 2013
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).
- 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.
- 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.