Kentucky-Jacksonville State Postgame Notes

Nov. 15, 2011

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Memorial Coliseum

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.

Team/Game Notes

  • 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.

Individual Notes

  • 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.