Kentucky-Wagner Postgame Notes

Nov. 10, 2013

Recap | Box Score

Team Records and Series Notes

  • UK improved to 2-0 on the season, giving the Wildcats their first 2-0 start since 2011-12.
  • Kentucky’s all-time record is 688-477 (.591) in 40 seasons of varsity basketball.
  • Matthew Mitchell is in his seventh season as the head coach of the Wildcats and owns a record of 146-62 at UK. Overall, Mitchell is 176-91 in nine seasons.
    • He already ranks first on UK’s all-time wins list with 146 and winning percentage (.702).
  • UK leads the all-time series 1-0 vs. Wagner and 4-0 vs. opponents from the Northeast Conference.
  • The Wildcats have now won 12 straight regular season non-conference games, including five straight on the road.
  • Under Coach Mitchell, Kentucky is now 21-0 when scoring at least 90 points.
  • Next up: UK begins a three-game homestand at Memorial Coliseum vs. Georgia Southern on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. ET.

First Half Notes

  • UK started with the lineup of Janee Thompson, DeNesha Stallworth, Bria Goss, Samarie Walker and Kastine Evans.
    • The Wildcats are 2-0 this season when using this starting lineup.
  • Kastine Evans scored the first points of the game for UK with a layup plus a foul.
  • Jennifer O’Neill and Bernisha Pinkett were the first UK players off the bench at the 16:55 mark in the first half.
  • After trailing 5-0 to start the game, UK used a 16-2 run to take a 16-7 lead.
  • The Wildcats would then use a 14-0 run to take a 30-10 lead halfway through the first half.
  • UK was 17-for-34 (50%) from the floor led by O’Neill who scored a team-high nine points and was 3-of-5 from the 3-point range.
  • Kentucky shot 7-of-13 (.538) from beyond the arc.
  • The 50 first half points are the most since UK scored 51 vs. Auburn on Jan. 20, 2013.
  • The Wildcats forced 16 turnovers and dished out 15 assists.
  • UK outscored Wagner 17-4 in points off turnovers.
  • Five players scored at least six points in the first half.
  • Stallworth led all players with six rebounds.

Second Half Notes

  • UK began the second half with the same starting five who started the game.
  • Kentucky used an 11-0 run early in the second half to break open the game, 67-34.
  • The Wildcats led by as many as 42 points in the second half.
  • UK recorded nine steals in the second half.
  • Stallworth scored 12 of her 18 points in the second half.

Team/Game Notes

  • The Wildcats shot 35-of-71 (49.3%) from the field.
  • UK converted on 7-of-17 (41.2%) from beyond the arc, while holding the Seahawks to just 28.8 percent (4-of-14) from 3-point range.
  • All 12 Wildcats in uniform saw action and scored at least two points.
  • Three UK players scored in double figures.
  • Four Wildcats had at least two steals.
  • Five players dished out at least three assists.
  • Kentucky forced 29 Wagner turnovers and converted those into 34 points.
  • The Wildcats outrebounded Wagner 47-35, while outscoring Seahawks in second chance points (21-7), fast break points (21-0)
  • Kentucky received a huge boost from the bench by outscoring Wagner 41-14 in bench points.

Individual Notes

  • Senior DeNesha Stallworth recorded her 22nd career double-double and 10th at Kentucky with a game-high 18 points and 13 rebounds.
    • Her 18 points mark the 28th time she has reached double digits in a Kentucky uniform and 10th time she has led the Wildcats in scoring.
    • Stallworth also registered two steals for the second straight game.
  • Junior Bria Goss notched her second straight double-digit scoring effort with 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field.
    • Goss has reached double-figure points 40 times in her career.
  • Junior Jennifer O’Neill has scored 11 points in both games to start the season. She also registered five assists.
    • O’Neill has scored in double-digits in 21 games.
  • Freshman Linnae Harper scored a career-high six points and pulled down a career-best four rebounds.
  • Sophomore Janee Thompson led the team with a career-high seven assists, while tying her career-high in steals with three.
  • Junior Jelleah Sidney tied her career highs in points (6) and rebounds (7). Her five defensive rebounds were a career-best.
  • Senior Samarie Walker extended her streak of games with at least one steal to 21 games.
  • Freshman Makayla Epps saw her first action in Kentucky uniform as she played two minutes and recorded two points and a steal.