Kentucky-Delaware Postgame Notes

March 30, 2013

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky improves to 30-5, while Delaware ends its season at 32-4.
    • UK extends its school-record win total to 30.
    • UK advances to its fourth Elite Eight in program history, including second consecutive and third in the last four years.
  • Kentucky is in its 39th year of varsity play and owns an overall record of 686-476 (.590).
  • This is the Cats' 10th appearance in the NCAA Tournament and now own a 14-9 (.609) record in postseason play.
  • The Wildcats are 65-199 against ranked foes, including 24-32 under head coach Matthew Mitchell.
    • Mitchell improves to 10-3 in the NCAA Tournament.
  • With the win, UK extends its school record for wins over ranked opponents to eight.
  • UK is now 4-0 in regional semifinal games, including 3-0 under Mitchell.
  • UK is now 1-1 all-time vs. Delaware and 11-10 vs. teams from the Colonial Athletic Association.
    • UK snapped the Blue Hens' 27-game winning streak.

Team/Game Notes

  • UK's starting lineup featured A'dia Mathies, Kastine Evans, Jennifer O'Neill, Samarie Walker and DeNesha Stallworth. This lineup is 10-2.
  • After Delaware cut the Kentucky lead to 17-15 at the 9:42 mark in the first half, UK went on a 24-12 run to close the half leading 41-27.
    • The Wildcats outrebounded the Blue Hens in the first stanza 24-11.
    • UK is now 25-3 when leading at the half.
  • With UK leading by just two (62-60) with 2:47 to play, junior Kastine Evans hit a 3-pointer to give the Cats a 65-60 lead it would never relinquish.
  • UK's bench outscored Delaware's 14-13 in game and are now 24-1 this season when outscoring the opposing bench.
  • UK forced 19 turnovers giving the Cats 835 on the year, which is the second-most school history.
  • The Cats have now forced double-digit miscues in 152 consecutive games. The Cats are 115-37 during that span.
  • With seven made 3-pointers, the Cats added to their school record with 236.
  • Kentucky recorded two blocks, upping its single-season record total to 176.
  • The Wildcats extended their streak of consecutive games with a triple to 327.
  • UK had 10 steals, totaling 420 on the season, which ranks second in school history.

Individual Notes

  • Redshirt sophomore point guard Jennifer O'Neill scored a team-high 19 points and made four 3-pointers.
    • Tied for fourth on the single-season 3-point fields goal list with 66.
    • Her sixth game of the season with four or more 3-pointers.
    • Her fourth straight game with double figures.
  • Senior guard A'dia Mathies scored 16 points, becoming the second player in UK Hoops history to reach 2,000 in her career.
    • Fifth player in UK history, men's or women's, to reach 2,000 career points, joining Dan Issel (2,138, 1967-70), Kenny Walker (2,080, 1982-86), Jack Givens (2,038, 1974-78) (men's) and Valerie Still (2,763, 1979-83).
    • Tied a season-high with nine rebounds.
    • Has reached double-figures in 32-of-35 games, including two straight.
  • Junior guard Samarie Walker scored eight points and corralled a team-high 11 rebounds, marking her 12th double figure rebounding game of the season.
    • With two blocks in the game, Walker now ranks third on UK's single-season list with 54.
  • Sophomore forward Jelleah Sidney played a season-high 20 minutes, while grabbing a season-best four rebounds and tying a personal best with two steals. She also added two points.