Kentucky-Bellarmine Postgame Notes

Nov. 5, 2012

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  • Kentucky begins its 39th season of varsity women’s basketball.
  • Matthew Mitchell enters his sixth season as the head coach of the Wildcats. He already ranks third on the UK’s all-time wins list with 114 and his winning percentage (.670) is second.
  • This was the seventh overall meeting between UK and Bellarmine but just the fourth since Kentucky became a varsity sport in the 1974-75 season. The Wildcats have won all seven meetings.
  • The Wildcats are 5-1 in exhibition games under Matthew Mitchell.

First Half Notes

Second Half Notes

  • UK outscored the Knights 51-15 in the second half to win by a final score of 113-33.
  • The Wildcats led by as many as 82 points.
  • Kentucky was a sizzling 22-of-36 (61.1%) from the floor in the second half.

Team/Game Notes

  • The Wildcats shot 46-of-85 (54.1%) from the field.
  • UK buried 10 treys on 10-of-24 (41.7%) from beyond the arc.
  • Eleven of the 12 available Wildcats scored on the night. Junior Maegan Conwright did not see action due to an ankle injury.
  • Six UK players scored in double-figures.
  • Kentucky won the turnover battle 46-7, with 28 steals.

Individual Notes

  • Junior Samarie Walker led the Wildcats with 19 points and was a perfect 9-of-9 from the field. The junior also grabbed six rebounds and recorded five steals.
  • Sophomore Bria Goss tallied 16 points and was 3-for-5 from beyond the arc.
  • Redshirt-sophomore Bernisha Pinkett posted 15 points, while dishing out four assists and tallying five steals.
  • Senior A’dia Mathies added 13 points and five steals for the Cats.
  • Sophomore Azia Bishop corralled a team-high seven rebounds and added 13 points in just 16 minutes.
  • Junior DeNesha Stallworth chipped in 11 points and hauled in four rebounds in her first game for UK.
  • Freshman Janee Thompson scored nine points off the bench, while grabbing four rebounds and dishing out four assists.