Kentucky-Green Bay Postgame Notes

March 20, 2012

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is now 27-6, while Green Bay is 31-2, ending a 10-game winning streak.
  • This was the first meeting between the teams.
    • UK is 15-0 all-time against teams from the Horizon League.
  • UK is now 10-8 all-time in its ninth NCAA Tournament appearance.
    • UK is 2-3 in second-round games.
  • Coach Matthew Mitchell is now 143-84 overall and 113-55 at UK.
    • UK is 6-2 under Mitchell in the NCAA Tournament, including 2-1 in second-round games.
  • Kentucky is 655-470 in 38 years of varsity play.
  • Kentucky has now won a school record six games vs. ranked teams this season, including three vs. teams in The Associated Press top 10. The Cats are 6-2 vs. the ranked.
  • UK improved to 11-3 in games decided by 10 points or less this season.
  • Kentucky advances to the Kingston Regional on Sunday against Gonzaga.

First Half Notes

  • Kentucky used the starting lineup of Amber Smith, A'dia Mathies, Bria Goss, Kastine Evans and Samantha Drake for the ninth time this season. The Wildcats are 8-1 with this lineup.
    • UK has started a freshman in 136-of-168 games in the Matthew Mitchell era, including 103 straight.
  • Leading 10-6, UK hit an 11-0 run for a 21-6 lead.
  • Green Bay narrowed the lead to 10 points before UK scored the final seven points of the half and went into intermission leading 42-25.
  • UK is now 22-0 this season when leading at halftime.

Second Half Notes

  • With UK ahead 51-37 with 11:59 to play, Green Bay went on a 25-10 run to go up 62-61 with 1:57 to go.
  • Neither team scored again until Keyla Snowden tallied a jumper at the free-throw line with 18 seconds left to put UK ahead 63-62 with 18 seconds left.
  • After UK forced a miss, Snowden was fouled with 5.4 seconds. Shooting a 1-and-1, she made both for a 65-62 lead. Green Bay missed a three and UK rebounded the miss for preserve the win.

Team/Game Notes

  • Kentucky shot 51.0 percent from the floor, its third-highest field goal percentage of the season and highest since netting a season-high 54.7 percent vs. Samford on Dec. 21, 2011.
  • Kentucky forced 24 turnovers in the game.
    • UK has forced double-digit miscues in 115 consecutive games. The Cats are 83-31 during that span.
    • UK has forced at least 20 turnovers in 29 of 33 games this season.
    • Kentucky has forced an SEC-high 911 turnovers this season (27.6 per game), also a single-season school record for UK.
    • Kentucky has forced at least 10 turnovers in 54 of 66 halves this season.
  • UK won the rebounding, 39 to 30, UK is 20-0 this season when outrebounding the opponent.
  • UK won bench points 33-11.
  • UK won second-chance points, 10 to 8. UK is 22-1 this season when having more second-chance points by the opponent.
  • The Wildcats hit four three-pointers today and now have 193 on the season, extending the UK single-season record for threes.
    • UK extended its streak of consecutive games with a triple to 290.

Individual Notes

  • A'dia Mathies scored 10 points, all in the first half.
    • Has made 317 free throws in her career, moving into sixth place on the UK career list.
  • Keyla Snowden came off the bench to score 13 points, including the final four of the game.
  • Samarie Walker had 15 points and 13 rebounds, her second double-double of the season.
    • Walker tied the UK record for most rebounds in an NCAA Tournament game.
    • Also led the Cats with three steals.
  • Amber Smith had four points and led the Cats with five assists.
    • Smith played the 121st game of her career, moving into a tie for seventh place on the UK career list.