Kentucky-West Virginia Postgame Notes
West Virginia 73, Kentucky 66
March 27, 2010
Kentucky finishes 35-3 on the season while West Virginia is now 31-6.
UK is 13-5 all-time against the Mountaineers and 0-1 against West Virginia
in the NCAA Tournament.
The Wildcats are 101-45 all-time in the NCAA Tournament. UK is 1-2 in NCAA
Tournament games played in Syracuse. UK also is 13-18 in NCAA Regional Semifinal
games and 32-9 while playing as a No. 1 seed.
Kentucky is 4-2 against No. 2 seeds.
This is the most wins for Kentucky since the 1998 team went 35-4.
NCAA Tournament team notes
Team game notes
The Wildcats used the starting combination of
Eric Bledsoe, DeMarcus Cousins,
Darius Miller, Patrick Patterson and John Wall for the 29 th time this season.
Kentucky is 26-3 with that starting five.
DeAndre Liggins was the first sub off the bench for Kentucky. It was Liggins'
12 th time as the first Wildcat off the bench. UK extended its streak of games with a three-pointer to 749 games, the
third longest streak in the country.
Trailing 6-2, the Wildcats went on an 11-0 run to take a 13-6 lead.
The Wildcats trailed 28-26 at the half, only the eighth time UK has trailed
at the half. UK is 6-2 when trailing at the half.
Kentucky's 26-first half points was the second fewest for UK since tallying
only 23 against UConn in the DirecTV SEC/Big East Challenge.
Through the first half, the Wildcats held West Virginia without a two-point
The last time UK had three players foul out of a game was against Florida
on Jan. 19, 2008.
Individual game notes
Made seventh straight start.
Snapped a streak of 13 straight free-throws made.
Has hit a three-pointer in eight of his last nine games.
Averaging 7.8 assists in the NCAA Tournament.
Averaging 7.7 assists in postseason play.
Averaging 7.4 assists over last 10 games.
Extended his UK freshman season scoring record to 616 points.
Extended his UK freshman season assists record to 241 assists.
Extended his UK freshman season free throw record with 175 made.
Fouled out for the first time in his career.
Extended his UK freshman season rebounding record to 364 boards.
Hit his first three-pointer since burying one against South Carolina (2/25).
Moved to within 11 points of 12 th on UK's all-time scoring list with 1,564
Recorded his 11 th double-figure rebounding game.
Finished with 13 rebounds, most since pulling down 13 against Vanderbilt
Averaged 12.5 rebounds over the last two games.