Kentucky-Bellarmine Exhibition Postgame Notes
Nov. 9, 2009
Team Records and Series Notes
- Kentucky is 3-0 all-time against Bellarmine (Louisville, Ky.) in regular season games. The Wildcats also defeated the Knights last season in exhibition play, 72-69.
- Kentucky is in its 36th season of women's basketball. Head Coach Matthew Mitchell enters his third season with the Wildcats.
- This is the only exhibition game of the season.
- UK is now 4-1 in exhibition games under Coach Mitchell.
- UK Hoops begins regular season play Friday, Nov. 13, at 11 a.m. ET against first-time opponent Boston. The game is the first women's collegiate basketball in the nation for the 2009-10 season.
Team Game Notes
- Starting line-up: Victoria Dunlap, Amber Smith, A'dia Mathies, Amani Franklin, Carly Morrow
- Key run: Kentucky went on a 20-0 run in the first half sparked by a bucket by Victoria Dunlap, holding Bellarmine scoreless for over eight minutes.
- UK scored 107 points in the game. The last time the Wildcats hit for 100 or more points was Dec. 22, 2005 vs. Tennessee State. UK defeated TSU, 105-45.
- All 10 eligible players saw action and grabbed at least one rebound. Sophomore guard Crystal Riley (transfer from LSU) will not be eligible until after the 2009 fall semester.
- Nine of the 10 players charted at least two points, one rebound and one steal.
- Four players scored in double digits: Victoria Dunlap (22), A'dia Mathies (18), Rebecca Gray (18) and Amani Franklin (15).
- The Wildcats forced 34 turnovers and scored 49 points off those miscues.
- UK grabbed 22 steals, including 15 in the first half.
- Kentucky outrebounded the Knights 49-36 and scored 62 points in the paint.
Individual Game Notes
- Junior Victoria Dunlap led with 22 points (11-of-16) and added 13 rebounds. She also added three blocks and a game-high four steals.
- Sophomore Rebecca Gray scored 18 points in her first game as a Wildcat.
- Freshman A'dia Mathies also put up 18 points, four assists and two steals in her debut.
- Senior Amani Franklin added 15 points and was one rebound shy of a double-double with nine.
- Freshman Brittany Henderson came off the bench for nine points, 10 rebounds and a game-high four blocks.
- Junior point guard Amber Smith dished out a game-high six assists.