Kentucky-Louisville Postgame Notes

Dec. 1, 2013

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • UK improved to 8-0 on the season, giving the Wildcats their first 8-0 start since 2011-12 and third in the Matthew Mitchell era.
  • Kentucky’s all-time record is 694-477 (.593) in 40 seasons of varsity basketball.
  • The win makes UK 377-141 all-time in Memorial Coliseum, including an 87-13 mark under Mitchell.
  • The Cats are 69-3 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 152-62 at UK. Overall, Mitchell is 182-91 in nine seasons.
    • He already ranks first on UK’s all-time wins list with 152 and winning percentage (.710).
  • UK leads the all-time series 32-18 vs. Louisville and has won three straight in the series.
  • Kentucky has won 16 consecutive games vs. Louisville in Memorial Coliseum.
  • The Wildcats extended their home court winning streak to seven games.
  • Kentucky has now won 43 straight regular season games vs. non-conference opponents at home.
  • The Wildcats have now won 18 straight regular season non-conference games.
  • The victory is the first regular season win over a top-five team since UK beat No.1 Tennessee in 2006 and the first at Memorial Coliseum since 2000 vs. No. 5 Auburn.
  • In close games (games decided by 10 points or less), UK is 57-34 (.626 percent) under Coach Mitchell.
  • Today’s attendance was 7,963, the seventh-highest in Memorial Coliseum history.
  • Next up: UK heads to Arlington, Texas, to face No.9 Baylor at AT&T Stadium on Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. ET. UK Hoops and the Baylor women are the first game of a doubleheader that also features the UK and Baylor men’s teams.

First Half Notes

  • UK started with the lineup of Janee Thompson, Bria Goss, Kastine Evans, DeNesha Stallworth and Samarie Walker.
    • The Wildcats are 7-0 this season when using this starting lineup.
  • Janee Thompson scored the first points of the game for UK on a breakaway layup.
  • Jennifer O’Neill was the first UK player off the bench at the 17:15 mark in the first half.
  • The 27 first half points for Kentucky were a season low, while also trailing for the first time at the half (27-36).
  • The Wildcats trailed by as many as 14 points in the opening half.
  • UK was just 9-for-29 (31 percent) from the field, while Louisville shot 50 percent (12-of-24).
  • Kentucky was 5-of-10 (50 percent) from beyond the arc, while UofL was just 2-of-6 (33.3 percent).
  • The Wildcats forced 14 Louisville turnovers with seven of them steals.
  • Janee Thompson tied a game high in points with 10 and assists with three at the halfway point.

Second Half Notes

  • UK began the second half with the same starting five who started the game.
  • The Wildcats led by as many as seven points in the second half.
  • Kentucky’s defense forced Louisville to miss its first nine shots of the second half.
  • Kentucky used an 11-0 run midway through the half to take a 51-45 lead.
  • DeNesha Stallworth scored 15 of her 16 points and grabbed six of her eight rebounds in the second half.
  • UK’s bench outscored the Cardinals’ 22-0 in the second half.

Team/Game Notes

  • The Wildcats shot a season-low 36.1 percent (22-of-61) from the field, while holding the Cardinals to 36.7 percent (22-of-60).
  • UK converted on a season-best 47.1 percent (8-of-17) from beyond the arc, while holding UofL to 35.3 percent (6-of-17) from 3-point range.
  • Kentucky trailed by as many as 14 points in the game, tying the 10th largest comeback in school history.
  • All 11 Wildcats in uniform saw action in the game.
  • Three Wildcats finished in double figures.
  • Kentucky forced 24 Louisville turnovers, marking the seventh consecutive game the Wildcats have forced 20 or more.
  • Of the 24 turnovers, 11 of them were steals.
  • The Wildcats were outrebounded by Louisville, 44-39. It is the first time this season UK has not won the rebounding battle.
  • Three Wildcats grabbed seven or more rebounds.
  • UK outscored Louisville 28-11 in bench scoring.

Individual Notes

  • Senior forward DeNesha Stallworth registered a team-high 16 points and tied for a team-high eight boards.
    • Stallworth has reached double-figures in six of the eight games this season.
    • She scored 15 of her 16 points and grabbed six of her eight rebounds in the second half.
  • Junior point guard Jennifer O’Neill finished with 12 points.
    • O’Neill has registered 10-plus points in seven of the eight games off the bench this season.
    • O’Neill finished 5-of-8 from the free throw line, which were both season highs.
  • Sophomore point guard Janee Thompson picked up her fifth double-digit game of the season with 13 points, 10 in the first half.
  • Junior guard Bria Goss tied her season high in steals with four and took a team-high two critical charges in the second half.
  • Senior forward Samarie Walker extended her streak of consecutive games with at least one steal to 27 after recording one on the day.