Kentucky-Jacksonville State Postgame Notes
Nov. 15, 2011
Team Records and Series Notes
- Kentucky improves to 2-0 overall, while Jacksonville State falls to 0-2.
- This was the first-ever matchup between Kentucky and Jacksonville State.
- Coach Matthew Mitchell is now 118-78 overall and 88-49 at UK, including a 4-1 record in home openers while the head coach at Kentucky.
- Mitchell is three wins shy of moving into a tie for third all-time at UK.
- Kentucky is 34-4 all-time in home openers.
- Kentucky is now 630-464 in its 38th year of varsity play.
- Kentucky plays again Thursday at 7 p.m. ET against Northeastern.
First Half Notes
- Kentucky used the starting lineup of Amber Smith, A’dia Mathies, Bria Goss, Kastine Evans and Brittany Henderson.
- After giving up the game’s opening two points, UK went on a 22-0 run, holding Jacksonville St. without a field goal for 7:17.
- The Wildcats forced 27 turnovers in the first half, and outscored the Gamecocks 31-1 in points off turnovers.
- Kentucky led 49-13 heading into the locker room.
- UK’s 36-point halftime lead ties a program record.
Second Half Notes
- Kentucky held Jacksonville State to just one two-point field goal the entire second half.
- The Kentucky defense allowed just four field goals in the second half.
- Kentucky forced 21 turnovers in the second half.
- The 25 points allowed ties a program record for fewest points allowed in a game. UK also allowed just 25 points vs. the Lexington Merchants on Dec. 3, 1974, the Cats’ first season of varsity women’s basketball.
- Kentucky’s 75-point margin of victory is the second largest in program history.
- UK has started a freshman in 105-of-137 games in the Matthew Mitchell era, including 72 straight.
- Kentucky is 27-1 under Mitchell when scoring 80 or more points.
- UK outscored Jacksonville State 50-1 in points off turnovers.
- Kentucky forced Jacksonville State into 48 turnovers and has forced double-digit miscues in 84 consecutive games. The Cats are 59-25 during that span.
- The 48 turnovers Kentucky forced Jacksonville State into is a new program record.
- Kentucky, as a team, had 25 steals, falling three shy of tying the program record.
- Kentucky held Jacksonville State without a field goal for five-plus minutes three different times.
- Kentucky had four separate runs of 10-0 or better.
- With four made 3-pointers, UK extended its streak of consecutive games with a triple to 259.
- UK outscored Jacksonville St. 68-12 in the paint, and the UK bench outscored JSU’s bench 53-10.
- Kentucky’s 100 points scored are the most since Dec. 21, 2010, when the Wildcats scored 107 vs. Arkansas Pine-Bluff.
- The 196 points scored by Kentucky in its first two games is the most since the 1990-91 season when UK scored 215.
- UK had five players reach double figures scoring for the first time since Feb. 20, 2011 (Vanderbilt).
- UK won the battle of the boards for the second straight game. The Cats outrebounded the Gamecocks, 54-33.
- The +21-rebounding margin was the largest since outrebounding Middle Tennessee by +24 on March 21, 2008.
- Attendance for today’s home opener was 6,842.
- Sophomore guard Bernisha Pinkett scored a career-high tying 18 points on 7-11 shooting, and recorded a career-high tying four steals.
- Junior guard A’dia Mathies recorded her third career double-double with 18 points to go along with a career-high tying 10 rebounds.
- Mathies is now 40 points away from becoming Kentucky’s 28th member of the 1,000-point club.
- Senior guard Keyla Snowden scored five points, including one 3-pointer.
- Snowden’s five points move her to 988 points for her career.
- Snowden attempted six 3-point field goals, moving her to a tie for eighth on UK’s career list for 3-point field goals attempted (315).
- Sophomore guard Maegan Conwright dished out a career-high seven assists.
- Senior guard Amber Smith had four assists, moving her up to eighth in career assists at UK (341).
- Sophomore guard Kastine Evans scored nine points while dishing out a career-high four assists and recording a career-high tying five steals.
- Freshman forward/center Azia Bishop scored 11 points to go along with three boards and five steals.
- Freshman guard Bria Goss scored all 10 points in the second half on 4-8 shooting.