Kentucky-Connecticut Postgame Notes

April 1, 2013

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • Connecticut improves to 33-4, while Kentucky concludes its season at 30-6.
    • The 2012-13 season was the most successful in program history with school records of 30 wins and eight victories over top-25 opponents. The Wildcats tied a school-record with 13 Southeastern Conference wins and advanced to their school-record fourth Elite Eight in the last four years, including second straight.
    • UK has charted 25 or more wins in a school-record four straight seasons.
  • Kentucky completed its 39th year of varsity play and now has an overall record of 686-477 (.590).
    • Seniors A'dia Mathies and Brittany Henderson leave as the winningest class in UK Hoops history with a 111-30 record (.787).
    • Mitchell is now 174-91 (.657) overall, 144-62 (.699) at UK. He is UK's all-time winningest coach.
  • The Cats made their 10th appearance in the NCAA Tournament and are own a 14-10 (.583) record, including 0-4 in the regional finals.
    • Mitchell is now 10-4 in the NCAA Tournament.
  • The Wildcats are now 65-200 against ranked foes, including 8-5 this seasons.
    • UK is 24-33 vs. the ranked under Mitchell.
  • UK is now 1-4 all-time vs. Connecticut, 0-2 in the NCAA Tournament, and 71-34 vs. teams from the Big East Conference.
  • UK's 53 points are the lowest since scoring 50 vs. South Carolina on Jan. 24, 2013.
  • UK shot just 30.6 percent, its second-lowest mark of the season. The lowest was 27.1 percent vs. top-ranked Baylor on Nov. 13, 2012.

Team/Game Notes

  • UK's starting lineup featured A'dia Mathies, Kastine Evans, Jennifer O'Neill, Samarie Walker and DeNesha Stallworth. This lineup went 10-3.
  • After a layup from Stallworth to give the Wildcats a 23-22 lead with 10:08 left in the first half, UConn went on a 26-3 run to end the half, taking a 48-26 advantage into the locker room.
  • UK forced 18 turnovers giving the Cats 853 on the year, which is the second-most school history.
  • The Cats have now forced double-digit miscues in 153 consecutive games. The Cats are 115-38 during that span.
  • With four made 3-pointers, the Cats added to their school record with 240.
  • Kentucky recorded five blocks, upping its single-season record total to 181.
  • The Wildcats extended their streak of consecutive games with a triple to 328.
  • UK had nine steals, totaling 429 on the season, breaking the school record of 422 set last season.

Individual Notes

  • Redshirt sophomore point guard Jennifer O'Neill scored in double figures for the 19th time this season, including fifth straight game.
    • Named to the Bridgeport Regional All-Tournament Team after averaging a team-high 16.0 points over the two games.
    • Finished the season ranked fourth on the single season 3-point field goals made list with 67.
  • Senior guard A'dia Mathies scored a team-high 14 points, reaching double figures for the 33rd time this season.
    • Mathies ends her career as UK's all-time leader in steals (320), games played (140) and started (139), while ranking second in scoring (2,014), 3-point field goals made (177) and field goals attempted (1,687), third in field goals made (712), free throws made (413) and attempted (590) and ninth in assists (349)
  • Senior forward Brittany Henderson finishes her career second all-time in games played with 136. She scored 395 and grabbed 466 rebounds.
  • Junior forward Samarie Walker recorded three rebounds and two blocks, finishing the season tied for second on the single-season blocks list with 56 and tied for seventh in rebounds with 293.
  • Junior center DeNesha Stallworth grabbed a team-high eight rebounds.