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Kentucky-LSU Postgame Notes




Feb. 2, 2014

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • UK improved to 17-5 overall this season and 5-4 in the SEC.
  • Kentucky’s all-time record is 703-482 (.593) in 40 seasons of varsity basketball.
  • The Wildcats are 382-143 in Memorial Coliseum, including 92-15 in the Matthew Mitchell era.
  • Kentucky improved to 74-6 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 161-67 at UK. Overall, Mitchell is 191-96 in nine seasons.
    • He already ranks first on UK’s all-time wins list with 161 and winning percentage (.706).
    • Mitchell is now 66-35 in SEC play, and 39-12 at home.
  • UK is now 12-31 all-time vs. LSU, including 7-11 in games played in Lexington. For the first time in the history of the series, UK has won three straight over LSU at home.
  • Kentucky is now 3-2 vs. ranked opponents this season.
  • Today’s attendance was 6,333, the fourth-highest home attendance this season.
  • Next up: The Wildcats have a bye week before traveling south to Gainesville, Fla., to take on the Florida Gators on Sunday, Feb. 9 at Noon ET. The game will be televised on CSS.

First Half Notes

  • UK started with the lineup of Janee Thompson, Kastine Evans, Bria Goss, DeNesha Stallworth and Samarie Walker.
    • The Wildcats are 11-2 when using this starting lineup on the season.
  • Janee Thompson scored the first points of the game for UK with a pair of free throws.
  • Jennifer O’Neill and Linnae Harper were the first UK players off the bench at the 13:38 mark in the first half.
  • After falling behind 6-0 to start the game, the Wildcats went on a 13-0 run over the next 7:43 and would never trail again.
  • Kentucky held the Lady Tigers to just 23.1 percent shooting from the field, which marks a season low for an SEC opponent in a first half this season.
  • UK hit six 3-pointers in the first half, just one shy of the season high.

Team/Game Notes

  • UK has hit a 3-pointer in 350 consecutive games.
  • The Wildcats have forced double-digit turnovers in 174 consecutive games.
  • UK hit six 3-pointers in the first half, just one shy of the season high.
  • Kentucky improved to 5-5 this season and 61-39 in the Mitchell era in close games (decided by 10 points or less).
  • UK held LSU to 56 points, a season low in SEC play this season.
  • The Lady Tigers finished just 32.3 percent (20-of-62) from the field, which marked a season low by an SEC foe this season.
  • LSU shot just 1-of-11 (9.1 percent) from beyond the arc for the game. The one made 3-pointer tied a season low for a UK opponent and the 9.1 percent was a season low.
  • UK scored 25 points off 15 forced turnovers.

Individual Notes

  • Junior guard Bria Goss led the Wildcats with 11 points on the day.
    • Marks her 10th game of 10 or more points this season.
    • Has now made 23 consecutive free throws which ties for fourth all-time in UK history for consecutive free-throws made.
  • Junior point guard Jennifer O’Neill notched her 15th double-figure game of the season with 10 points off the bench.
  • Senior forward Samarie Walker tied a season high with two blocked shots.
  • Senior forward DeNesha Stallworth grabbed a team-high eight rebounds.

 

 

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