Kentucky-Duke Postgame Notes

Dec. 22, 2013

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • UK fell to 11-1 on the season, while Duke improved to 12-1.
  • The Wildcats saw their 11-game winning streak come to an end. The 11-game winning streak tied for the second-longest winning streak in school history and in the Matthew Mitchell era.
  • Kentucky saw its 21-game winning streak vs. nonconference opponents and 44-game winning streak vs. nonconference opponents at home come to an end.
  • UK is now 22-13 all-time in Rupp Arena, including a 3-5 mark under Mitchell.
  • UK is now 2-1 this season vs. teams ranked in the top 10.
  • The Cats are 70-4 at home over the last five seasons (including three games at Rupp Arena).
  • Kentucky’s all-time record is 697-478 (.593) in 40 seasons of varsity basketball.
  • Mitchell is in his seventh season as the head coach of the Wildcats and owns a record of 155-63 at UK. Overall, Mitchell is 185-92 in nine seasons.
    • He already ranks first on UK’s all-time wins list with 155 and winning percentage (.711).
  • UK is 1-4 all-time vs. Duke.
  • Today’s attendance was a school-record 23,706, besting the previous high of 18,422 set vs. DePaul on Dec. 7, 2012 in Rupp Arena.
    • The attendance breaks the record for largest crowd ever to see a college women's hoops game in the Commonwealth -- the previous mark was 22,152 for the first Kentucky-Louisville game played in the KFC Yum Center Dec. 5, 2010.
    • It marked the first sellout in Rupp Arena for a women’s basketball and UK’s second sellout of the season. UK’s game vs. Louisville on Dec. 1 in Memorial Coliseum also was sold out.
  • Next up: UK wraps up the nonconference slate on Sunday, Dec. 29 at 2 p.m. ET vs. Grambling State in Memorial Coliseum.

First Half Notes

  • UK started with the lineup of Janee Thompson, Bria Goss, Kastine Evans, Makayla Epps and Samarie Walker.
    • The Wildcats are 0-1 this season when using this starting lineup.
    • Epps made her first career start.
  • Bria Goss scored the first point of the game for UK by knocking down 1-of-2 free throws.
  • Azia Bishop, Linnae Harper, Jennifer O’Neill, Bernisha Pinkett and Jelleah Sidney were the first UK players off the bench at the 15:40 mark in the first half.
  • The 24 first half points were a season low for Kentucky.
  • UK shot a season-low 28.6 percent (10-for-35) from the field, while Duke shot 48.3 percent (14-of-29).
  • Kentucky was only 1-of-7 (14.3 percent) from beyond the arc, while Duke was 1-of-4 (25 percent).
  • The Wildcats trailed by 12 points at the half, which was their biggest halftime deficit of the season.
  • UK outscored Duke in bench scoring, 16-2.

Second Half Notes

Team/Game Notes

  • UK has hit a 3-pointer in 340 consecutive games.
  • The Wildcats shot a season-low 33.3 percent (25-of-75) from the field, while Duke shot 44.1 percent (26-of-59).
  • The Wildcats shot a season-low 42.1 (8-of-19) from the free-throw line.
  • UK hit just 3-of-15 from beyond the arc for a season-low 20 percent.
  • Kentucky held Duke to just 18.2 percent (2-of-11) from 3-point range.
  • The Wildcats were outrebounded by Duke, 46-42. The Wildcats have outrebounded all but three opponents this season.
  • The Wildcats outscored the Blue Devils in bench scoring, 27-2.

Individual Notes

  • Senior Samarie Walker pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds.
    • She has recorded 10-plus rebounds in six games this season.
  • Sophomore Janee Thompson recorded her eighth double-digit scoring output of the season with 12 points.
  • Junior Azia Bishop grabbed 10 rebounds, marking her second double-digit rebounding game of the season and fifth of her career.