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Kentucky-Kansas Postgame Notes




April 3, 2012

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  • Kentucky move 38-2, while Kansas drops to 32-7.
  • The Wildcats are 21-6 all-time against Kansas and 2-1 against the Jayhawks in the NCAA Tournament.
  • UK is now 111-46 in NCAA Tournament games.
  • Kentucky’s 111 tournament wins is the most in the country.
  • The Wildcats are 19-7 in Final Four games and 8-3 in national championship games.
  • Kentucky is 37-13 all-time in New Orleans and 7-2 in NCAA Tournament games played in New Orleans.
  • Head coach John Calipari is 38-13 in the NCAA Tournament.
  • Kentucky joins the Kentucky '96 and Indiana ’76 team as the only teams to go unbeaten in conference and win the National Championship.
  • Kentucky was the selection committee’s top overall seed, marking only the third time since 2004 — when the committee began ranking the four No. 1 seeds — that the top overall seed reached the title game. In 2005, Illinois lost in the final and the 2007 Florida Gators won the national championship.

Team game notes

  • The Wildcats used the starting combination of Terrence Jones, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Doron Lamb, Anthony Davis and Marquis Teague for the 29th time this season. UK is 27-1 with that starting five.
  • Darius Miller was the first sub off the bench for UK. It was his 27th time as the Wildcat sixth man.
  • Kentucky extended its streak of games with a 3-pointer to 827 games, the third-longest streak in the country.
  • With 11 blocked shots, the Wildcats pushed their NCAA record number of blocks to 344.
  • Kentucky led at the half 41-27. The Wildcats are 32-0 when leading at halftime.
  • UK is 5-0 when leading at the half of a national championship game.
  • Kentucky blocked an NCAA Championship game record 11 shots, breaking the record previously set by UConn in ’11 and Florida in ’06.
  • Anthony Davis and Marquis Teague tied UK’s single-season record for games started with 40.
  • Darius Miller broke the school record for career games played with 152, breaking Wayne Turner’s record of 151.
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was named the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player, while he, Anthony Davis and Doron Lamb were all named to the Final Four All-Tournament team.

Individual game notes

#1 Darius Miller

  • Finished with five points ending his career with 1,248 points, placing him 34th on the UK all-time scoring list.
  • Ranks 10th on UK’s all-time 3-point field goals list with 175.
  • Averaged 11.7 points in NCAA Tournament.
  • Broke the school record for career games played with 152, breaking Wayne Turner’s record of 151.

#3 Terrence Jones

  • With nine points, Jones moved in to a tie at 51st on UK’s all-time scoring list with 1,064 career points.
  • Averaged 11.5 points and 8.2 rebounds in NCAA Tournament.

#14 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

  • Averaged 10.6 points and 6.5 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament.
  • Named to the Final Four All-Tournament Team

#20 Doron Lamb

  • With 22 points, became the 60th member of the 1,000-point club and the third one this season. Ranks 55th with 1,018 points.
  • Averaged 16.5 points and shot .556 percent (10-18) from 3-point range in NCAA Tournament.
  •   Named to the Final Four All-Tournament Team

#23 Anthony Davis

  • With six blocks, moved to first on the NCAA all-time freshman block list with 186. Previous freshman record 182 (Hassan Whiteside, Marshall; 2010).
  • Tied NCAA Championship game record for blocks with six, tying Joakim Noah’s six in 2006 championship.
  • Named Final Four Most Outstanding Player.
  • Averaged 13.7 points, 12.3 rebounds and 4.8 blocks in NCAA Tournament
  • Tied UK’s single-season record for games started with 40.

#25 Marquis Teague

  • Finished with three assists to two turnovers. In final 22 games of the season, had 115 assists to 53 turnovers, a 2.2 assist-to-turnover ratio.
  • Averaged 13.3 points and 4.8 assists in NCAA Tournament.
  • Tied UK’s single-season record for games started with 40.

 

 

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