Kentucky-Ole Miss Postgame Notes
Kentucky 74, Ole Miss 68
Jan. 27, 2011
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Team Records and Series Notes
- Kentucky improves to 16-4, 5-2 SEC while Ole Miss falls to 9-10, 2-9 SEC.
- Ole Miss now holds a 20-12 lead in the all-time series, including 11-5 when the game is played in Oxford.
- Kentucky is now 619-460 in 37 years of varsity play and 126-210 all-time in SEC play.
- Coach Matthew Mitchell improves to 107-73 overall, 77-44 in SEC play, including a 3-1 record all-time against Ole Miss.
- Games between Ole Miss and Kentucky in Oxford have been barn burners the past few years. The last four games in Oxford have been decided by nine points or less, including one in overtime.
- The Cats are now 282-319 all-time on the road, including a 20-23 mark under Coach Matthew Mitchell, 11-14 on the road in conference play.
- Kentucky finishes out its road trip at Alabama, Sunday, Jan. 30 at 3 p.m. EST. The game will be broadcast live on the Big Blue Sports Radio Network with Neil Price.
Team Game Notes
- Kentucky started with the lineup of Victoria Dunlap, A'dia Mathies, Carly Morrow, Brittany Henderson and Kastine Evans for the fifth consecutive game. This lineup is 5-0.
- Marked the first time Kentucky has used the same lineup in five consecutive games.
- UK has used 10 different starting lineups this season.
- UK has started a freshman in 89 of 121 games during the Matthew Mitchell era, including 57 consecutive.
- Key run: After trailing 51-40 with 12:53 to play in the game, the Wildcats mounted a 27-9 run to take a 67-60 lead.
- The Wildcats were 8-of-23 (34.8 percent) from beyond the arc. UK has now hit a three-pointer in 243 consecutive games, dating back to the 2003-04 season.
- Kentucky won the rebounding battle 29-24 and has now won the battle of the boards in three of its last four games.
- Kentucky improves its record to 13-0 this season when scoring at least 70 points.
- The Cats are now 33-25 (.569) overall in the Coach Matthew Mitchell era in games decided by 10 points or less, including a 5-2 mark this season.
- Kentucky charted double-digit steals (12) for the 13th time this season.
- UK forced Ole Miss into 23 turnovers, including 18 in the second half. The Cats have now forced double-digit miscues in 68 consecutive games, dating back to the 2008-09 season.
- The Wildcats scored 25 points off of those miscues.
- Kentucky has forced 20 or more turnovers in 16-of-20 games this season and is 14-2 when doing so.
- With 35 bench points, Kentucky’s bench has contributed at least 20 points in 16-of-20 games this season. It marked the fourth consecutive game the bench has scored 30 or more points.
- Kentucky came back from its largest second-half deficit in an SEC game this season. The Cats trailed 11 points three different times in the second half, the last coming at the 12:23 mark.
Individual Game Notes
- Senior forward Victoria Dunlap recorded 18 points, five rebounds, three steals and two assists.
- With 18 points in the game and 1,614 in her career, she moved up two spots on the all-time scoring list, passing Pam Browning (1,598 points from 1974-78) and Sam Mahoney (1,601 points from 2005-08).
- Has scored in double figures 17 times this season and 85 times in her career.
- Eighth consecutive game with double-figure points.
- Freshman Jennifer O'Neill scored 10 points off the bench, marking the fourth consecutive game she has reached double figures. She scored six of her 10 points in the final six minutes.
- Sophomore guard A'dia Mathies swiped a team-high five steals and added nine points and six rebounds.
- Junior guard Keyla Snowden had eight points on 3-of-6 shooting and went 2-of-4 from behind the arc. She has made at least one 3-pointer in 25 of her last 26 games played.
- Freshman Kastine Evans added seven points, the most since scoring seven vs. Georgia in the SEC opener. She nailed a three-pointer with seven seconds remaining to seal the Cats’ victory.