Doron Lamb was the first sub off the bench for the second-straight game.
Kentucky extended its streak of games with a 3-pointer to 805 games, the third-longest streak in the country.
The Wildcats trailed at the half 34-28. It was the first time this season in league play Kentucky trailed at the half. It was also the largest halftime deficit UK has faced this season. UK is 3-1 when trailing at the half this season.
Kentucky was 0-2 from 3-point range in the first half, the fewest number of 3’s attempted in the first half this season.
UK trailed by eight in the second half; it was the team’s largest deficit in league play this season.
Trailing 47-39 at the 12:46 mark, UK went on a 15-5 run to take a 54-52 lead. Then with the game tied 54-54, Kentucky went on an 8-0 run and never looked back for the victory.
Down the stretch, Kentucky came up big at the free throw line. The Wildcats hit 5-of-7 “clutch free throws” (final three minutes of regulation and OT in a six-point game). Darius Miller was 2-2, while Doron Lamb was 2-3 and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 1-2.
After shooting 36 pct. from the field in the first half, Kentucky was 12-24 (50 pct.) in the second half.
Kentucky, the SEC’s top free throw shooting team, shot 72.4 pct. from the free throw line. It was the seventh time in the last eight games UK has shot 72 pct. or better from the charity stripe.
Kentucky attempted only five 3-pointers, the fewest attempts in the John Calipari era and the fewest since five attempts against West Virginia on Nov. 29, 2008 in the Las Vegas Invitational.