Kentucky improves to 13-4, 2-2 SEC while Mississippi State falls to 8-8, 0-4 SEC.
Kentucky is now 616-459 (57.3) in 37 years of varsity play and 123-210 (36.9) all-time in SEC play.
The Cats move its all-time record against Mississippi State to 19-17 and even the series at 8-8 in Lexington.
Coach Matthew Mitchell improves to 104-73 (58.7) overall, 74-44 (62.7) in SEC play, including a 4-2 record all-time against the Bulldogs.
The Cats are now 336-140 (70.6) all-time in Memorial Coliseum, 46-11 (80.7) under Coach Matthew Mitchell.
Kentucky travels to Gainesville, Fla. to take on the Gators in search of their first SEC road victory, Thursday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. EST. The game will be broadcast live on the Big Blue Sports Radio Network with Neil Price.
UK has used 10 different starting lineups in 17 games.
Kentucky has started a freshman in 86 of 118 games during the Matthew Mitchell era, including 54 consecutive.
Key Run: After Mississippi State went on an 8-0 run and took an 8-7 lead early in the game, Kentucky responded with a 22-0 run to pull ahead 29-10. UK’s 22 consecutive points is the second-longest run of the season. The Cats scored 26 in a row vs. Arkansas Pine-Bluff Dec. 21, 2010.
UK’s 42 first-half points were the most in SEC play this season and the most since scoring 52 in the opening frame against Arkansas Bine-Bluff on Dec. 21.
UK improves to 12-0 when leading at the half this season and 64-8 during the Matthew Mitchell era.
UK forced Mississippi State into 22 turnovers and has now forced double-digit miscues in 65 consecutive games, dating back to the 2008-09 season. The Wildcats scored 26 points off of those miscues.
Kentucky has forced 20 or more turnovers in 13-of-27 games this season and is 11-2 when doing so.
The Wildcats dished out 18 assists in the game led by Mathies’ career-high tying seven. It is the second-highest assist total in a game for Kentucky this season with the previous high (22) coming against Arkansas Pine-Bluff.
UK improves to 8-0 when four or more players score in double figures.
Kentucky won the rebounding battle 35-26 and improves to 9-3 when outrebounding the opponent.
UK has hit a three-pointer in 240 consecutive games, dating back to the 2003-04 season. The Wildcats were 6-of-21 (28.6 percent) from beyond the arc.
Individual Game Notes
Senior forward Victoria Dunlap recorded her 26th career and fourth double-double of the season with 22 points and 10 rebounds. She also added a game-high five steals and three assists.
With 1,567 career points, moved into fifth-place on UK’s all-time scoring list passing Sara Potts who had 1,563 points from 2001-05.
With 26 double-doubles, moved into sole possession of third place on UK’s all-time double-doubles list passing Josh Mills who recorded 25 from 1990-93.
Has scored in double figures 14 times this season and 82 times in her career.
Has scored 20 or more points 27 times during her career, including six games this season.
Fifth consecutive game with double-figure points.
Sophomore guard A'dia Mathies scored 16 points and added five rebounds and a career-high tying seven assists. She also had seven assists vs. Miami (Ohio) on Dec. 1, 2009.
Mathies has scored in double-figures 41 times in 53 career games.
Fourth consecutive game with double figures.
Red-shirt freshman Bernisha Pinkett reached double-figure points for the second consecutive game and the sixth time this season with 13 points. She also added four rebounds and three assists.
Freshman Jennifer O'Neill scored a career-high 11 points on 3-of-7 shooting, all coming in the first half. Her previous season high in points was eight against Arkansas Bine-Bluff.
Freshman guard Kastine Evans pulled down seven rebounds, just one shy of her career high.
Junior guard Keyla Snowden did not dress for the second consecutive game due to a right foot injury.