Kentucky-North Carolina Postgame Notes

March 22, 2011

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • North Carolina improves to 27-8 while Kentucky ends its season at 25-9.
  • Kentucky is now 2-3 all-time in the second round.
  • Kentucky falls to 0-5 vs. North Carolina in the all-time series.
  • UK is now 8-8 all-time in the NCAA Tournament, including a 4-2 mark as a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
  • Coach Matthew Mitchell is now 116-78 overall, 86-49 at UK, and falls to 4-2 in the NCAA Tournament.
  • The Cats were making their school-record seventh consecutive postseason tournament, including their first back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances since 1982-83.
  • Kentucky is now 628-465 in 37 years of varsity play.

Team Game Notes

  • Kentucky started Victoria Dunlap, A’dia Mathies, Keyla Snowden, Brittany Henderson and Bernisha Pinkett for the seventh time this season. This lineup finished 5-2.
    • UK used 12 different starting lineups this season.
  • UK has started a freshman in 103-of-135 games during the Matthew Mitchell era, including 71 consecutive.
  • Kentucky forced North Carolina into 22 turnovers and has forced double-digits turnovers in 83 consecutive games. The Cats hold a 57-25 record during that span.
    • UK forced 20-plus turnovers in 26-of-34 games this season.
  • Kentucky swiped eight steals, moving to No. 3 on UK’s single-season steals list with 373. The Cats passed the 1989-90 squad who had 372 steals during the 1989-90 season.
  • The Cats committed a season-low eight turnovers in the game, marking the lowest turnover mark since UK had seven against Furman on Dec. 6, 2008. It also marked the lowest turnover mark for Kentucky in an NCAA Tournament game.
  • With five 3-pointers, Kentucky extended its streak of consecutive games with a triple to 257.

Individual Game Notes

  • Senior forward Victoria Dunlap
    • Game Recap
      • Finished with a game-high 23 points and three steals.
      • Attempted a career-high-tying 21 field goals.
    • Season Recap
      • Averaged 17.0 points, 8.7 points, 3.0 steals and 1.5 blocks per game.
      • Finished with nine double-doubles and 12 games with 20 or more points.
      • Scored in double figures in 32-of-34 games played, including 23 in a row.
      • Finished fourth on UK’s single-season list for steals (100), fifth for steals per game (3.030) and ninth in rebounds (288).
      • Hit a career-high five 3-pointers this season.
      • Hit a career-high 70.4 percent from the free-throw line (145-of-206).
    • Career Recap
      • Kentucky’s all-time leader in games played at 133, passing Sarah Elliott and Samantha Mahoney who both played in 132 career games from 2005-08.
      • Ranked in the top 10 on 14 career lists at UK, including No. 1 in games played (133) and No. 2 in scoring (1,846), rebounding (1,099), blocks (178), steals (307), free throws made (445), free throws attempted (714) and double-doubles (31)
      • Only player in school history with more than 100 assists, 100 blocks and 300 steals.
      • Only second player in UK history to record over 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career, joining former All-American Valerie Still.
  • Junior guard Keyla Snowden – Scored 12 points and grabbed two rebounds in 27 minutes of play.
    • Hit two 3-pointers and moved into fourth place on UK’s career 3-pointers made list with 116, passing Tiffany Wait who had 115 from 1995-2000.
    • Moved into a tie for fourth place on UK’s single-season 3-pointers made list with 65, matching Stacey Reed who had 65 during the 1992-93 season.
  • Sophomore guard A’dia Mathies – Scored 13 points in 28 minutes.
    • Double-figure points in 51 career games, including 26-of-34 games this season.
  • Freshman guard Maegan Conwright – Scored 10 points, including eight in the second half.
    • Fifth game with double figures.