UK-South Florida Postgame Notes
Kentucky Men’s Basketball Postgame Notes
No. 1/1 Kentucky vs. South Florida – Miami Hoophall Invitational
American Airlines Arena – Miami
Nov. 27, 2015
Final Score: No. 1/1 Kentucky 84, USF 63
Team Records and Series Notes
• Kentucky moved to 6-0 on the season. USF dropped to 1-5.
• Kentucky now has a 1-0 lead in the all-time series.
• Kentucky will return to Rupp Arena Monday, Nov. 30, against Illinois State at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2.
• Kentucky started with the lineup of Skal Labissiere, Marcus Lee, Isaiah Briscoe, Jamal Murray and Tyler Ulis for the fourth game in a row. That starting lineup is 4-0 this season.
• After falling behind 2-0 and then 4-2, Kentucky did not trail the rest of the game.
• With Kentucky leading 27-21 with six minutes to play in the first, UK closed the first half on a 15-0 to take a 42-21 lead at the break.
• Kentucky led by as many as 31 at the 11:43 mark in the second half.
• The second-half score was 42-42.
• Kentucky finished the Hoophall Miami Invitational 4-0.
• UK has won 37 straight regular-season games. The Wildcats’ last regular-season loss was at Florida on March 8, 2014.
• With 2,184 all-time wins, Kentucky is the nation’s leader in that category.
• Coach John Calipari has a 641-178 (.783) all-time record, including a 19-38 (.838) mark at Kentucky.
• Kentucky is now 121-5 (.960) under Calipari when limiting the opponent to 63 or fewer points.
• Jamal Murray made a 3-pointer at the 11:46 mark of the opening half, extending UK’s streak of games with a made 3-pointer to 945, the second-longest streak in the nation.
• UK shot 50 percent from the field, the fourth game this season the Cats made at least half their shots.
• Kentucky’s 21-point margin of victory was the second best of the season (plus-30 vs. NJIT Nov. 14).
• For the third time in the last 50 seasons, UK has won each of its first six games of a season by at least 11 points (1982-1983, 2014-2015, 2015-2016).
• For the second time since 1982-1983 UK has won each of its first six games of a season while scoring at least 74 points (1987-1988, 2015-2016).
• Kentucky was ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press and USA Today Coaches’ polls released Monday.
• UK owns an all-time record of 217-28 (.886) as the nation’s top-ranked team.
• UK is 65-5 (.928) under Calipari when ranked No. 1 and the Wildcats have been in the No. 1 slot in five of the seven years of Calipari’s term in Lexington.
• Calipari is 106-10 (.914) all-time as the head coach of the AP’s No. 1 team.
• Freshman Jamal Murray notched a career-high 21 points to lead all scorers.
• He tied his career high with two made 3s, an output he has reached in four of six games this year.
• Murray has made at least one three in all six games this year.
• Freshman Skal Labissiere scored 17 points.
• He was 7 of 8 from the free-throw line, a new career high in made free throws.
• He blocked three shots.
• Freshman Charles Matthews scored a career-high 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting.
• He knocked down his first-career 3-pointer.
• He was 2 of 2 from the free-throw line after entering the game 2 of 6 from the line this season.
• Freshman Isaiah Briscoe had the game high in assists (seven) and tied Marcus Lee for the team high in rebounds (six).
• He chipped in six points, his season low, as he failed to score in double figures for the first time this year.
• Sophomore Tyler Ulis scored eight points and added two steals and two assists in 14 minutes, a season low.
• He left the game in the first half with a hyperextended elbow injury. He is day to day.
• He was 2 of 2 from behind the 3-point line, tying his season high in made 3s. His 3-point shooting percentage was a season high.
• Freshman guard Jonny David scored his first career points at the free-throw line in the final minute of the game.