Kentucky falls to 11-4, 0-2 SEC while Georgia improves to 12-3, 2-0 SEC.
UGA now leads the all-time series with UK 33-12, including an 11-9 advantage in Lexington.
With the loss, UK snapped its 25-game home winning streak, including an eight-game streak against conference opponents. The home winning streak ranks as the school’s second-longest and the nation’s seventh-longest.
The last home loss was Feb. 26, 2009 to Georgia (61-57).
The Cats are now 333-140 (70.6) all-time in Memorial Coliseum, including 43-11 (81.1) under Coach Matthew Mitchell.
Kentucky now holds a 121-210 record all-time in SEC play.
UK falls to 614-459 all-time in its 37-year history.
Kentucky remains at home for its next game vs. South Carolina on Thursday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast live on the Big Blue Sports Radio Network with Neil Price.
UK has used nine different starting lineups in 15 games.
It was the first time Kentucky has used the same lineup in three straight games.
Kentucky has started a freshman in 84 of 116 games during the Matthew Mitchell era, including 52 consecutive.
Georgia shot 50.0 percent (29-of-57) from the field, marking the second consecutive game UK has allowed an opponent to shoot 50 percent or higher. Arkansas shot 50.9 percent (29-of-57) in UK’s conference opener, Jan. 6, 2011.
Kentucky has trailed at halftime in three consecutive games. UK is now 0-4 when trailing at the half this season.
UK won the battle of the boards (40-30) for the second-straight game. UK is now 8-3 this season when outrebounding its opponent.
For the game UK shot 29.5 percent (18-of-61), its third-lowest performance this season. The lowest was 28.2 percent in the Louisville loss.
UK forced Georgia into 28 turnovers and has forced double-digit miscues in 63 consecutive games, dating back to the 2008-09 season. The Wildcats scored 21 points off of those miscues.
The Wildcats committed a season-high 24 turnovers. Their previous high was 23 at No. Duke, Jan. 4, 2011.
UK has hit a three-pointer in 238 consecutive games, dating back to the 2003-04 season. The Wildcats were 4-of-13 (30.8 percent) from beyond the arc in the game.
The Cats have lost three straight games for the first time since the 2008-09 squad dropped four in a row.
The Cats are now 30-25 in close games (10 points or less) in the Matthew Mitchell era, including a 2-2 mark this season.
Individual Game Notes
Senior forward Victoria Dunlap charted a team-high 17 points and nine rebounds.
Scored 15 points in the second half.
Hit 8-of-10 from the free-throw line and now has 376 career free throws, moving her into third place on UK’s all-time free-throws made list. She passed Sam Mahoney (365 from 2005-08).
Has scored in double figures 12 times this season and 80 times in her career.
Swatted two blocks and needs just one more to move up to No. 2 on UK’s all-time list.
Sophomore guard A'dia Mathies recorded 14 points and nine rebounds.
Mathies has scored in double-figures 39 times in 51 career games and 13 times this season.
Freshman Kastine Evans came off the bench for seven points, going 2-for-4 from the field, including 1-for-1 from behind the arch.
Scored for the first time in five games and just the second time in her last nine. Her two field goals came in the first half.
Junior guard Keyla Snowden struggled from the field for the second consecutive game (1-of-6 FG, 1-of-2 3FG) but did extend her school record of 25 consecutive games with a three-pointer.