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Kentucky-Alabama Postgame Notes




Jan. 23, 2014

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • UK fell to 15-4 overall this season and 3-3 in the SEC.
  • Kentucky’s all-time record is 701-481 (.593) in 40 seasons of varsity basketball.
  • The Wildcats are 380-143 in Memorial Coliseum, including 90-15 in the Matthew Mitchell era.
  • Kentucky is now 72-6 at home over the last five seasons.
  • Mitchell is in his seventh season as the head coach of the Wildcats and owns a record of 159-66 at UK. Overall, Mitchell is 189-95 in nine seasons.
    • He already ranks first on UK’s all-time wins list with 159 and winning percentage (.707).
    • Mitchell is now 64-34 in SEC play, and 37-12 at home.
  • UK is 24-17 all-time vs. Alabama, including a 12-6 record in games played in Lexington.
  • Snapped a six-game winning streak over the Tide in Lexington.
  • Kentucky dropped to 59-38 in close games under Coach Mitchell.
  • Tonight’s attendance was 4,722.
  • Next up: The Wildcats finish their two-game homestand with a visit from the Arkansas Razorbacks on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. ET. The game will be televised on Fox Sports South.

First Half Notes

Second Half Notes

  • UK began the second half with the same starting five that started the game.
  • Samarie Walker scored the first 10 points of the half for UK. She fouled out with 1:46 to go in the game.

Team/Game Notes

  • UK has hit a 3-pointer in 347 consecutive games.
  • UK forced 21 Crimson Tide turnovers and is now 11-1 this season when forcing 20-plus turnovers.
  • The Wildcats have forced double-digit turnovers in 171 consecutive games.
  • Kentucky was just 2-of-15 (13.3 percent) from 3-point range, which marks the second-lowest output of the season in 3-pointers made and percentage.
  • The Wildcats shot 37.9 percent (22-of-58) from the field. The 22 made field goals tied a season low and the 58 attempts were a season low.

Individual Notes

  • Senior Samarie Walker scored a team-high 18 points.
    • It marked her team-high 14th double-figure scoring game of the season and seventh straight.
    • Finished 8-of-9 from the field and the eight made field goals tied a career high.
  • Junior Bria Goss recorded her eighth double-figure game of the season with 14 points.
    • Tied a career high with five defensive rebounds.
  • Junior Jelleah Sidney pulled down a career-best five offensive rebounds.
  • Junior Jennifer O’Neill was held to a season-low four points.

 

 

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