Kentucky-Lipscomb Postgame Notes

Nov. 21, 2013

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • UK improved to 5-0 on the season, while Lipscomb fell to 0-4.
  • It marks the Wildcats’ first 5-0 start since 2011-12 and fourth in the Matthew Mitchell era.
  • Kentucky’s all-time record is 691-477 (.592) in 40 seasons of varsity basketball.
  • The win makes UK 375-141 all-time in Memorial Coliseum, including an 85-13 mark under Mitchell.
  • The Cats are 67-3 at home over the last five seasons (including two games at Rupp Arena).
  • Mitchell is in his seventh season as the head coach of the Wildcats and owns a record of 149-62 at UK. Overall, Mitchell is 179-91 in nine seasons.
    • He already ranks first on UK’s all-time wins list with 149 and winning percentage (.706).
  • UK leads the all-time series 2-0 vs. Lipscomb and 18-5 vs. opponents from the Atlantic Sun Conference.
  • Kentucky has won 41 straight regular season games versus non-conference opponents at home.
  • The Wildcats have now won 15 straight regular season non-conference games.
  • Today’s attendance was 5,031.
  • Next up: UK travels to Murfreesboro, Tenn., Sunday, Nov. 24, to face Middle Tennessee at 5 p.m. ET. The game will be televised on MyTV 30 in Nashville and the CW in Lexington. It also will be broadcast live on the UK IMG Sports Radio Network with Neil Price.

First Half Notes

  • UK started with the lineup of Janee Thompson, Bria Goss, Kastine Evans, DeNesha Stallworth and Samarie Walker.
    • The Wildcats are 5-0 this season when using this starting lineup.
  • DeNesha Stallworth scored the first points of the game for UK with a left-handed layup.
  • Azia Bishop, Linnae Harper, Jennifer O’Neill and Bernisha Pinkett were the first UK players off the bench at the 16:17 mark in the first half.
  • Kentucky scored a season-high 57 points in the first half. The 57 first half points are the most since UK scored 57 vs. Miami (Ohio) on Dec. 1, 2009 (57-21).
  • UK was 22-for-47 (46.8%) from the floor led by Stallworth who led all Wildcats with 12 points.
  • Lipscomb was held to 30.8 percent (8-of-26) shooting from the field.
  • The Wildcats forced 16 Lipscomb turnovers with nine of them steals.
  • Kentucky outrebounded Lipscomb 32-15 in the first half.
  • UK outscored Lipscomb in the paint (34-8), off turnovers (19-4), second chance points (15-2) and in bench scoring (22-2).

Second Half Notes

  • UK began the second half with the same starting five who started the game.
  • The Wildcats led by as many as 69 points in the second half.
  • UK scored a season-best 59 second half points and the most since the Wildcats scored 65 vs. Morehead State on Nov. 11, 2011.
  • Kentucky went on a 15-0 run midway through the second half. The 15 consecutive points tied a season high.
  • Bria Goss scored 14 of her game-high 18 points in the second half.

Team/Game Notes

  • Kentucky improved to 41-0 when scoring 100 or more points and 9-0 in the Mitchell era. It marks the second time this season UK has eclipsed the century mark.
  • The 116 points were the most in the Mitchell era and second-most in school history.
  • The 67-point margin of victory is a season high and ties for the fifth-largest in school history. It is the second time this season UK has defeated an opponent by 65 or more points.
  • UK has scored 90+ points in four straight games for the first time since the 1990-91 season.
  • The Wildcats shot a season-best 45-of-86 (52.3%) from the field.
  • UK converted on 7-of-15 (46.7%) from beyond the arc, while holding the Lady Bisons to just 21.4 percent (6-of-28) from 3-point range. UK has hit at least seven threes in four straight games.
  • All 11 Wildcats in uniform saw action and scored at least two points.
  • Eight UK players scored in double figures, marking a season best and the first time in school history.
  • All five starters reached double figures for the first time since Jan. 13, 2013 vs. Auburn.
  • Kentucky forced 32 turnovers, marking the second time this season UK has forced 30-plus turnovers.
  • Of the 32 turnovers, 18 of them were steals which ranks as the second-most this season.
  • Kentucky dished out 22 assists, marking the fourth straight game UK has finished with 20 or more assists.
    • It marks the first time since the 1982-83 season that UK has handed out 20-plus assists in four straight games when the Wildcats did it vs. Memphis State (23), Middle Tennessee (21), Tennessee Tech (25) and South Florida (25).
  • The Wildcats outrebounded Lipscomb 57-30. The 57 rebounds are a season high, while the +27 rebounding margin is also a season best.
    • The 57 rebounds are the most since pulling down 63 last season vs. Morehead.
  • UK has outrebounded all five opponents this season by 12 or more rebounds.
  • Kentucky outscored Lipscomb in the paint (66-14), off turnovers (40-7), second chance (22-4), fast break (18-0) and in bench scoring (46-11).
  • The 66 points in the paint are a season high.

Individual Notes

  • Junior Bria Goss scored a game and season-high 18 points on an efficient 5-of-8 shooting from the field.
    • It is the third time this season she has scored 10-plus points.
    • Goss was 3-of-4 from behind the arc. The three 3-pointers tied her career high.
  • Senior DeNesha Stallworth scored 14 points, marking her 31st double-figure scoring game in a Wildcat uniform.
    • Stallworth has recorded double-digit scoring in four consecutive games.
  • Sophomore Janee Thompson registered her second straight double-digit scoring game with 16 points and a career-high seven rebounds.
    • Thompson converted a career-high tying six field goals on a career-high 13 attempts.
  • Senior Samarie Walker notched her second double-double of the season, with both coming in the last two games, and 13th of her career with 10 points and 14 rebounds.
    • Walker is the first UK player to record back-to-back double-doubles since she did it last season vs. LSU (10 pts/13 reb.) and Georgia (12 pts/11 reb.).
    • Walker tied a season best in steals with three and tied a career high with three assists.
    • Walker extended her streak of consecutive games with at least one steal to 24 after recording three on the night.
  • Junior Jennifer O’Neill scored 11 points on just 4-of-6 shooting from the field.
    • O’Neill has scored exactly 11 points in four of five games played this season.
  • Senior Kastine Evans finished with 12 points and a season-high four steals.
    • Evans has reached double figures in four of the five games this season and 20 times in her career.
  • Senior Bernisha Pinkett registered her second double-figure scoring effort of the season with 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting.
  • Freshman Linnae Harper finished with 12 points and a career-best seven rebounds, while tying her career best with two steals.
  • Junior Jelleah Sidney tied her career high in steals with four.