Kentucky-Arkansas-Pine Bluff Postgame Notes

Dec. 11, 2011

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky improves to 10-0 overall, while Arkansas-Pine Bluff falls to 0-7.
    • This is Kentucky’s best start to a season since the 2009-10 season when UK started 11-0.
    • Kentucky’s current 10-game winning streak is tied for the third longest in school history.
    • Kentucky’s current nine-game home winning streak is the ninth-longest home winning streak in program history.
  • Kentucky is now 3-0 against Arkansas-Pine Bluff all-time.
  • Coach Matthew Mitchell is now 126-78 overall and 96-49 at UK.
  • UK has won 30 consecutive nonconference games at home dating back to the 2008-09 season.
    • UK is 39-2 in Lexington over the past three seasons.
    • UK is 348-140 (.713) at Memorial Coliseum, including a 58-12 (.829) record under Mitchell.
  • Kentucky is now 638-464 in 38 years of varsity play.
  • Kentucky plays again next Sunday, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. ET at No. 3/3 Notre Dame. The game will be televised by ESPNU.

First Half Notes

  • Kentucky used the starting lineup of Amber Smith, Bria Goss, Kastine Evans, Brittany Henderson and Samantha Drake for the first time this season.
    • UK has started a freshman in 113-of-144 games in the Matthew Mitchell era, including 80 straight.
  • Kentucky held the Golden Lions without a field goal for the opening 4:59 of the game, jumping out to an 11-1 lead prior to the UAPB layup.
  • The Wildcats held UAPB without a field goal for over four minutes on three separate occasions, and over five minutes once.
  • The Wildcats forced UAPB into 23 turnovers in the first half.
  • Kentucky’s defense held UAPB without a 3-point field goal attempt.
  • Kentucky’s four first-half turnovers tie a season low for turnovers committed in a half.
  • UK held UAPB to four first-half field goals, tying a season-best for field goals allowed in a half (Jacksonville State, second half, 11/15/11).
  • The Wildcats have held their opponent to less than 20 points in the first half in four games.
  • Kentucky led 42-15 heading into the locker room.

Second Half Notes

  • The Wildcats opened the second half on a 16-3 run to take a 58-18 lead.
  • Kentucky led by at least 40 points for the final 15:33.
  • UK led comfortably throughout the second half.

Team/Game Notes

  • Kentucky forced a program-record 49 turnovers, breaking the previous school record of 48 set earlier this season against Jacksonville State (11/15/11).
    • Kentucky committed only 10 turnovers against UAPB. The +39 turnover margin is the best for the Cats this season.
    • UK has forced double-digit miscues in 92 consecutive games. The Cats are 67-25 during that span.
    • Kentucky has forced 349 turnovers this season (34.9 per game).
    • Kentucky is 37-1 in the Matthew Mitchell era when forcing 25-plus turnovers.
    • Kentucky has forced at least 10 turnovers in 19 of 20 halves this season.
  • Kentucky’s 101 points are a new season high, and are the most points scored by a UK team since Dec. 21, 2010 when the Wildcats scored 107 against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
  • Kentucky is 32-1 under Matthew Mitchell when scoring 80 or more points.
  • Five or more players scored in double figures for the third time this season.
  • UK recorded 21 steals, the second most steals they’ve had this season.
  • Kentucky outscored UAPB 66-6 in points off turnovers.
    • Kentucky’s 66 points off turnovers is a season high.
  • UK outscored the Golden Lions 29-4 on second-chance opportunities.
  • Kentucky’s 32 free-throws made are just four shy of tying the program record.
  • With 11 made 3-pointers, UK extended its streak of consecutive games with a triple to 267.
    • Kentucky’s season-high 11 made 3-pointers are just two shy of tying the program record.

Individual Notes

  • Freshman guard Bria Goss scored a career-high tying 19 points for the second straight game, including a career-high three 3-pointers. Goss also had a career-high six steals and four rebounds.
    • Goss is averaging 19 points, 3.5 rebounds and four steals over the past two games.
  • Senior guard Keyla Snowden scored a team- and season-high tying 19 points, including three 3-pointers, and had a career-high tying three steals.
    • Snowden (138 career 3-pointers) needs 24 more 3-pointers to tie Jenny Pfeiffer at No. 3 on the career 3-pointers made list.
  • Sophomore center Samantha Drake scored 13 points on 3-5 shooting and 7-8 shooting from the foul line. It was her fourth double-figure scoring outing of the season.
  • Sophomore guard Bernisha Pinkett scored 11 points and dished out a career-high five assists while not committing a single turnover.
  • Freshman forward/center Azia Bishop had another strong second half, scoring 10 points, grabbing two rebounds and getting two steals all in the second stanza. Bishop had four rebounds total in the game.
  • Senior guard Crystal Riley played in her first game of the season after battling a nagging foot injury for the season’s first nine games.
    • Riley had three points, two rebounds, one assist and two steals in her return.