Kentucky-Navy Postgame Notes

March 24, 2013

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky improves to 28-5, while Navy ends its season at 21-12.
    • The 28 wins tie the school record set last season.
    • UK advances to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for a program-record fourth consecutive season.
  • Kentucky is in its 39th year of varsity play and owns an overall record of 684-476 (.590).
  • This is the Cats' 10th appearance in the NCAA Tournament and now own a 12-9 (.571) record in postseason play.
  • UK is 7-3 in the first round and has won five consecutive NCAA Tournament first-round games.
  • This was the first all-time meeting between the two schools.
    • Kentucky is now 4-0 vs. teams from the Patriot League.

Team/Game Notes

  • UK's starting lineup featured A'dia Mathies, Kastine Evans, Jennifer O'Neill, Samarie Walker and DeNesha Stallworth. This lineup is 8-2.
  • Kentucky took its first lead of the game, 25-24 with 2:50 remaining in the first half on a jumper by Stallworth.
  • UK opened the second half on a 12-2 run to take a 37-28 advantage.
    • The Wildcats used an 8-0 run to extend their lead to 49-35 with 6:37 to play in the game.
  • The 20-point win is the largest margin of victory for Kentucky in a NCAA Tournament game.
  • The 41 points surrendered by UK is the lowest total for an NCAA Tournament game in school history.
  • UK's 16 steals ties the school record for an NCAA Tournament game. The Cats also had 16 steals vs. Liberty (3/20/10).
  • Kentucky forced 25 turnovers and is now 11-1 when forcing 25 or more this season. The Cats have now forced double-digit miscues in 150 consecutive games. The Cats are 113-37 during that span.
  • The 25 forced turnovers gives UK 793 on the year, which is the fifth-most in a single season in UK Hoops history.
  • With three made 3-pointers, the Cats added to their single-season record with 221.
  • Kentucky recorded four blocks, upping its single-season record total to 172.
  • The Wildcats extended their streak of consecutive games with a triple to 325.
  • UK had 16 steals, totaling 398 on the season, which ranks third on the single-season list.

Individual Notes

  • Junior center DeNesha Stallworth recorded her team-high ninth double-double of the season with 18 points and 11 rebounds.
    • With three blocks, she moves into a tie for third on the single-season list.
    • Has scored in double figures in 26-of-32 games.
  • Redshirt sophomore point guard Jennifer O'Neill scored 12 points and had a career-high five steals.
    • O'Neill's five steals ties the UK record for steals in a NCAA Tournament game. Victoria Dunlap also had five steals against Liberty (3/20/10).
    • Has reached double figures in 16 games this season, including two straight.
  • Junior Samarie Walker scored 14 points in the game, marking her highest point total since scoring 15 points vs. Auburn on Jan. 20.
    • Has reached double figures in 16 games this year.
    • With one block in the game, she has 51 on the year, the fifth-most in a single season in school history.