Kentucky-Miami Postgame Notes

Nov. 28, 2012

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky improves to 5-1, while Miami University falls to 3-3.
  • A season-high 6,476 fans were in attendance for UK's "Class of 2019 Day."
  • UK returns to action Sunday at No. 7/6 Louisville with tipoff scheduled for 6:00 p.m. ET on ESPNU.
  • Kentucky is in its 39th year of varsity play and owns an overall record of 661-472 (.583).
    • UK is 99-37 (.728) all-time in the month of November
  • Head coach Matthew Mitchell is in his sixth year and ranks third on the all-time wins list (119-57) and his winning percentage is second (.676).
    • UK is now 55-19 (.743) in regular season, nonconference games under head coach Matthew Mitchell.
  • The Wildcats own a 362-140 (72.1) mark in Memorial Coliseum, including a 72-12 (85.7) mark under Mitchell.
    • The Cats are 53-2 at home over the last three seasons.
    • UK has now won 25 straight home contests – tied for the second-longest home winning streak in program history.
  • Kentucky has won 35 straight nonconference home games, dating back to Dec. 19, 2008.
  • UK is now 16-2 all-time against Miami (Ohio).
    • The Wildcats are 9-0 against the RedHawks in Lexington.
    • UK is now 30-4 all-time against opponents from the Mid-American Conference.

Team/Game Notes

  • UK has won all five home games by an average margin of +43.0 points.
    • With Miami leading 13-12, UK went on a 24-7 spurt to gain a 36-20 edge with 1:43 remaining in the first half. UK would never trail again.
  • Kentucky is now 15-0 when netting 90 or more points in the Mitchell era.
  • UK's starting lineup featured A'dia Mathies, Bria Goss, Maegan Conwright, Samarie Walker and DeNesha Stallworth. The Cats are now 3-1 with that lineup.
    • Stallworth recorded the first basket of the game at the 19:15 mark.
  • UK won the turnover battle 22-7 and is 98-27 under Mitchell when committing fewer turnovers than its opponent.
    • The last time UK committed under 10 turnovers was March 21, 2011.
    • It's the lowest turnover mark since also committing seven miscues vs. Furman on Dec. 6, 2008.
  • Kentucky has forced double-digit miscues in 123 consecutive games.
    • The Cats are 90-33 during that span.
    • UK has forced 20-plus turnovers in 35 of its last 41 games, dating back to the start of last season.
  • UK hit 11 3-pointers marking the second straight game with 10 or more triples.
    • The Wildcats extended their streak of consecutive games with a triple to 298.
  • UK hit 50 percent from the field and is now 18-0 when shooting 50 percent or better under Mitchell.
    • It marks the third time this season UK has hit 50 percent from the field, including the second game in a row.
  • The Cats had 16 steals and have had 10-plus steals in all six games this year.
  • UK had five players reach double-figures for the first time since they did it vs. Samford on Dec. 21, 2011.
    • UK had at least four players reach double-figures for the fourth consecutive contest.

Individual Notes

  • Redshirt-sophomore Bernisha Pinkett came off the bench to record her first career double-double and set personal-bests with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while equaling her career-high with five assists. She also had three steals in the game.
  • Senior guard A'dia Mathies has posted double-figures in every game this season, charting 14 points and three steals.
    • She now has 1,522 career points and needs 41 more points to tie Sara Potts (2001-05) at No. 6 on the all-time scoring list.
    • With three steals, she has 267 in her career and now ties Rita Adams (1999-2003) at No. 5 on the career charts.
    • Mathies has started in 109 games tying her for seventh all-time with Patty Jo Hedges (1979-83) and Amber Smith (2008-12).
  • Sophomore Bria Goss reached double-figures for the fourth time this season with 12 points.
    • She has now hit 13 consecutive free throws after going 6-of-6 from the charity stripe.
  • Freshman Janee Thompson made a personal-best five field goals and three triples, setting a new career-high with 14 points.
  • Junior DeNesha Stallworth reached double-figures for the fourth time this season, with a UK career-best 12 points.
    • She's now just 27 points shy of reaching 1,000 points in her career.