Kentucky-Furman Postgame Notes

Dec. 6, 2008

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • UK improves to 5-3 while Furman falls to 3-4.
  • This was the first meeting against Furman. UK is now 11-0 against teams from Furman's Southern Conference.
  • After a six-day break from action for final exams, the Wildcats return to Memorial Coliseum Friday, Dec. 12 to face East Tennessee State at 7 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast live on the Big Blue Sports Network (radio and TV) and FSN South.

Team Game Notes

  • The starting lineup of Carly Morrow, Eleia Roddy, Amber Smith, Amani Franklin and Victoria Dunlap is 1-0 this season. This was the first game with this lineup.
  • Key run: Kentucky mounted a 20-2 run in the first half to take a 20-point advantage. The Cats never trailed in the game and led by as many as 44 points in the second half (74-30).
  • Kentucky is 3-0 when four Wildcats score in double figures (Roddy (12), Morrow (11), Franklin (15) and Dunlap (14).
  • UK's 39-point win marked the largest margin of victory in the Matthew Mitchell era at Kentucky.
  • The Wildcats held Furman to only 35 points. The last time UK held a team below 40 points was against Mississippi Valley State. The Cats held them to 37 points on Dec. 19, 2006.
  • Kentucky held Furman to 18 points in the first half. The last time the Cats held a team to less than 20 points in a half was against Georgia. UK held the Lady Bulldogs to 17 first-half points on Jan. 31, 2008.
  • The Cats also held the Paladins to 23.9 percent shooting. This was the second time this season UK has held an opponent to under 30 percent shooting. UK also held George Washington to 28.6 percent earlier this year.
  • UK hit a season-high seven three-pointers in the game and has now hit at least one trey in 161 straight games.
  • UK set a season-high with 10 blocks and charted a season-low seven turnovers. The last time UK had less than 10 turnovers was against Cincinnati on Nov. 17, 2008.
  • UK won the rebounding battle 46-34. UK has either tied for won the battle of the boards in seven of eight games this season.
  • Kentucky shot 37.3 percent from the field, including 36.8 percent from beyond the arc (7-of-19). It was the Cats' highest shooting percentage since netting a season-high 55.6 vs. Yale on Nov. 28.
  • The Cats were perfect at the free-throw line, hitting 11-of-11.
  • Eight of the nine Wildcats that saw action scored at least four points.

Individual Game Notes

  • Senior point guard Carly Ormerod did not see action due to soreness in her left foot. Ormerod, who missed 16 games last season with the same injury, has sesamoiditis and turf toe in her left foot. She also did not play against WKU.
  • Junior Lydia Watkins also sat out during Kentucky's game against Furman to rest a stress reaction in her leg.
  • Junior Amani Franklin led UK in scoring for the third-straight game. She scored a game-high 15 points.
    • Tied her career-high in three-pointers made (3) and steals (3)
    • Pulled down a season- and game-high eight rebounds
  • Sophomore Victoria Dunlap scored 14 points and grabbed a game high-tying eight rebounds. It was her fourth game this season in double-digits but the first since scoring 13 vs. George Washington.
  • Senior center Eleia Roddy added 12 points, her second straight game in double-digits.
  • Junior Brittany Edelen played a career-high 22 minutes while notching a season high-tying six points. She also tied her career high in assists and blocks with one each.
  • Sophomore Carly Morrow earned first career start while charting a career-high 11 points. She tied her career-high for three-pointers made with three. She also pulled down a season-high four rebounds.
  • Sophomore point guard Amber Smith scored eight points and tied her season-high with five assists. She also dished out five vs. Yale on Nov. 28.s
  • Senior Jenn'e Jackson tallied a season-high four points and three rebounds while registering a career-high five blocks.
  • Junior transfer Jackie Sanders had a career-high four rebounds.
  • Sophomore Catina Bett added four points and five rebounds in the game.