Kentucky-Louisville Postgame Notes

Dec. 7, 2014

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky improves to 8-1, while Louisville falls to 8-1.
  • Kentucky improves to 720-487 (61.2) all-time in 41 seasons of varsity women's basketball and 187-89 (73.9) in the month of December.
  • Matthew Mitchell is in his eighth season as the head coach of the Wildcats. He already ranks first on UK's all-time wins list with 178 and winning percentage of .716.
  • This was the 51st meeting between the programs since UK became a varsity sport in 1974-75.
    • Kentucky now leads the all-time series 33-18 but trails 13-11 in games played in Louisville.
    • UK has won the last four meetings, including two straight in Louisville.
  • UK is now 17-18 all-time against teams in the current alignment of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
  • UK snapped Louisville's 19-game winning streak vs. non-conference teams at home.
  • Today's attendance was 14,862.
  • Next up: UK will face Middle Tennessee State at Memorial Coliseum on Friday night at 9 p.m. ET. The game will be shown on the SEC Network+.

First Half Notes

  • UK started with the lineup of Jennifer O'Neill, Janee Thompson, Kyvin Goodin-Rogers, Bria Goss and Azia Bishop.
    • Kentucky is 8-1 with this lineup.
  • Louisville led by as many 16 points in the first half (32-16) and 13 points at the half, 42-29.
  • Jen O'Neill led Kentucky with nine points.
  • Kyvin Goodin-Rogers led UK with four rebounds.
  • After UK pulled to within five, Louisville went on an 11-0 run, its largest of the half to make it 32-16, the Cards' largest lead of the game.
  • UK is now 4-1 when trailing at the half.

Second Half Notes

  • UK began the second half with Makayla Epps replacing Kyvin Goodin-Rogers from the original starting five.  
  • Kentucky went on a 12-0 run to pull to within one point at 53-52 with 9:40 remaining in the game.
  • Louisville responded with a 5-0 run out of the timeout to push the lead back to six.
  • Kentucky took its first lead of the game with 6:16 remaining on a Janee Thompson free throw.
  • UK outscored UL 48-26 in the final 20 minutes.

Team/Game Notes

  • Kentucky trailed by as many as 16 points in the first half. The comeback ties for the largest in the Matthew Mitchell era (vs. South Carolina, 2/14/13).
    • It ties for the seventh-largest comeback win in program history.
  • UK has now defeated two ranked opponents this season.
    • UK also beat No. 8/9 Baylor on Nov. 17 in Rupp Arena, 74-64.
    • UK is now 32-37 in the Mitchell era vs. ranked opponents, 14-21 vs. the top 10.
    • Marked UK's first win against a ranked opponent on the road since Feb. 23, 2014 vs. No. 16 Texas A&M.
    • Marked UK's first win over top 10 team on the road since upsetting No. 8 Tennessee (75-71) on Feb. 16, 2014.
    • Kentucky is now 4-1 against Louisville when the Cards are ranked in the AP poll.
  • Kentucky forced 28 turnovers and has now forced 20 or more in eight of nine games this season.
    • Outscored UL 27-13 in points off turnovers.
  • Kentucky is now 74-41 (.630) all-time in games decided by 10 points or less under Matthew Mitchell, including 4-1 this season.
  • UK grabbed double-digit steals (12) for the second straight game and sixth time this season.
  • UK shot 55.6 percent from the floor in the second half, including 2-of-3 from 3-point land.
  • Kentucky had five players score in double figures.
    • The last time that happened was Feb. 9, 2014 against Florida.

Individual Notes

  • Junior Janee Thompson scored a season-high 19 points, leading all scorers.
    • Scored 16 of her 19 points in the second half.
    • Went 8-of-10 from the free throw line.
    • Marked her fifth double-figure scoring game of the season.
  • Senior Jennifer O'Neill had 17 points and five rebounds in the game.
    • Also had an assist, a block and a steal.
    • Now has 1,115 career points and needs 31 more to tie her teammate Bria Goss for No. 22 all-time.
    • Has scored in double figures in eight of nine games this season.
  • Sophomore Linne Harper came off the bench for 12 points, 10 coming in the second half.
    • Has scored double-figures points in 11 of her last 14 games dating back to last year.
    • Had a season-high eight rebounds, all defensive.
  • Senior Bria Goss scored 11 points, seven in the first half.
    • Has now scored in double figures in three-straight games.
    • Went 5-of-6 from the floor, including knocking down UK's first 3-pt FG of the game.
    • Played a season-high 35 minutes.
  • Sophomore Makayla Epps came off the bench for 10 points and four rebounds.
    • Has now scored in double figures in eight of the nine games, including six straight.