Jan. 31, 2012
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Tennessee at Kentucky
Men's Basketball Post-Game Notes
Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky., Jan. 31, 2012
FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 69, Tennessee 44
Team Records and Series Notes
Kentucky is 22-1 overall, 8-0 in the Southeastern Conference
o The Wildcats have won 14 in a row.
o UK is off to its best start in SEC play since the 2005 team won its first 10 league games.
Tennessee is 10-12 overall, 2-5 in league play.
Kentucky leads the series 148-66 and has won five in a row against the Volunteers.
Kentucky goes on the road Saturday at South Carolina. Game time is 6 p.m. and the game will be televised on the SEC Network.
Kentucky started with the lineup of Marquis Teague, Doron Lamb, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Terrence Jones and Anthony Davis for the fourth-straight game. UK is 13-1 when starting this lineup.
Kentucky scored on its first three possessions and led 6-0 before Tennessee got on the board at the 17:09 mark.
Kentucky entered the bonus (Tennessee seventh foul) at 13:21 on the clock.
Kentucky made its first eight field goals and first four foul shots in building a 20-5 lead before Teague's missed free throw at 12:58.
Kentucky extended its field goal streak to 11 in a row and did not miss a field goal attempt until 8:53 remained.
Kentucky went into halftime with a 38-25 lead.
Kentucky scored the first five points of the second half and led by at least 15 points the rest of the way.
UK has held the last three opponents to 50 or fewer points (Georgia 44, LSU 50, Tennessee 44), the first time that has happened in three-consecutive games since the 1950-51 season.
UK limited Tennessee to 28.1 percent from the field (16 of 57), Tennessee's lowest percentage of the season.
o Third time this season UK has held an opponent under 30 percent.
UK limited Tennessee to 44 points, the Volunteers' fewest of the season.
UK is 67-1 under Coach John Calipari when holding the opponent to 67 points or fewer.
UK is 20-0 under Calipari when holding the opponent to 55 points or fewer.
UK has an all-time record of 159-25 while being ranked No. 1 (AP) in the country, including 5-1 this season.
o UK is 65-2 at home while being ranked No. 1.
o John Calipari is 47-7 while coaching the top-ranked team in the country, including 5-2 at Kentucky.
The Wildcats extended their home winning streak to 48 games, the longest active streak in the nation. The run includes the 2009 NIT game at Memorial Coliseum and the last 47 games at Rupp Arena.
UK is a perfect 47-0 under Calipari at Rupp Arena, the longest win streak in venue history.
UK owns a 473-60 all-time record in Rupp Arena.
Since the 2000 season, Calipari-coached teams have posted a 202-19 record at home.
In its 109th season of basketball, Kentucky is the NCAA's all-time wins leader with 2,074 wins.
Anthony Davis led all players with 18 points, eight rebounds and seven blocked shots
o Davis has blocked at least two shots in every game this season. He entered the game leading the nation with 4.6 blocks per game.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist tallied 16 points and tied Davis for rebounding honors with eight.