Kentucky-Wright State Postgame Notes
Kentucky 106, Wright State 60
March 22, 2014
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Team Records and Series Notes
UK improved to 25-8 overall this season, marking the Wildcats’ fifth consecutive 25-win season.
Kentucky is just one of 10 schools in the country to chart 25-plus wins in five straight seasons.
Kentucky’s all-time record is 711-485 (.594) in 40 seasons of varsity basketball.
The Wildcats are 385-144 in Memorial Coliseum all-time, including 95-16 in the
Matthew Mitchell era. UK is 13-4 this season at home (one game in Rupp Arena).
Kentucky improved to 77-7 at home over the last five seasons.
The Wildcats are 15-10 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.
The win advanced UK to the second round for a school-record fifth straight season.
Mitchell is in his seventh season as the head coach of the Wildcats and owns a record of 169-70 at UK. Overall, Mitchell is 199-99 in nine seasons.
He already ranks first on UK’s all-time wins list with 169 and winning percentage (.707).
Mitchell is now 11-4 in the NCAA Tournament.
This marked the first meeting between the two programs and UK is now 1-0.
Next up: The Wildcats will play the winner of No. 6 seed Syracuse and No. 11 seed Chattanooga on Monday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. ET in Memorial Coliseum.
NCAA Tournament Records/Notes
UK tied an NCAA record for most rebounds (67) in an NCAA Tournament game. Duke vs. Alabama (4 ot), East 2nd, 3-18-95 also had 67 rebounds.
UK’s 44 made field goals tied for the fourth-most in an NCAA Tournament game.
Kentucky set program records for most points (106), rebounds (67), field goals made (44), blocked shots (12) and largest margin of victory (+46) in an NCAA Tournament game.
Samarie Walker’s 14 rebounds mark a new school record for rebounds in an NCAA Tournament game.
DeNesha Stallworth’s five blocked shots were a school record for an NCAA Tournament game.
UK started with the lineup of
Janee Thompson, Kastine Evans, Bria Goss, DeNesha Stallworth and Samarie Walker.
Kentucky is 18-5 this season when using this starting lineup.
UK has hit a 3-pointer in 361 consecutive games.
The Wildcats have forced double-digit turnovers in 185 consecutive games.
Kentucky reached the century mark for the seventh time this season and improved to 45-0 all-time when scoring 100 or more points.
Under Mitchell, UK is 14-0 when reaching the 100-point mark.
UK led at the half, 51-25 and is 21-2 this season when leading at the half.
The 51 points are the most in a first half since UK scored 60 vs. Grambling State on Dec. 29, 2013.
UK has scored 50 or more points in the first half six times this season.
Kentucky recorded a season-high 12 blocked shots.
UK outrebounded the Raiders, 67-40, and have now outrebounded its opponent in 20 games, including 13 by double digits, this season.
The 67 rebounds are a new school record.
The plus-27 rebounding margin ties a season high.
The Wildcats are 19-1 when outrebounding the opponent.
For the game Kentucky shot 55.0 percent (44-of-80) from the field, marking the sixth time this season UK has shot 50 percent or better.
In the Mitchell era, UK is 26-0 when shooting 50 percent or better from the field.
The Wildcats shot a season-best 67.6 percent (23-of-34) from the field in the second half.
Kentucky held Wright State, who came into the game ranked fourth in the nation in points per game, to just 60 points, 24 below its season average.
Seven UK players finished in double-figures.
All 11 Wildcats that suited up scored in the game.
UK dominated Wright State in points in the paint (66-26), second chance points (25-11) and bench scoring (54-8).
Junior Jennifer O’Neill scored a game-high 21 points, marking her 23rd game of the season in double-figures and second straight.
Team-leading sixth game this season with 20 or more points.
UK is 19-4 this season when O’Neill scores 10 or more points.
Shot 8-of-11 from the field and a perfect 4-of-4 from 3-point range.
Samarie Walker recorded her ninth double-double of the season and 20th of her career with 12 points and 14 rebounds.
Moves her into a tie for fifth place (Kim Denkins) all-time in school history with 20 career double-doubles.
Her 14 rebounds tied a season high and were one shy of a career best.
Has scored 10-plus points in 17 games this season.
DeNesha Stallworth scored nine of her 11 points in the second half.
Has scored 10 or more points in 19 games this season, including 10 of her last 11 games.
Finished with a season-high five blocks.
Linnae Harper scored eight of her 12 points in the first half.
Marks her 13th game of the season in double-digits and third straight.
Pulled down a career-high tying seven rebounds.
Janee Thompson registered her 15th double-figure scoring game of the season, finishing with 14 points. Junior
Bria Goss finished with 11 points and six rebounds.
Marks her 17th game of the season in double-figures.
Moved her up to No. 27 on UK’s all-time scoring list with 1,029 career points.
Azia Bishop came off the bench to record 10 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots.
Fifth game of the season in double digits and first since Jan. 9, 2013 at South Carolina.
Jelleah Sidney provided a spark off the bench, finishing with six points, eight rebounds and a career-high tying three assists. Freshman
Makayla Epps recorded a career-best seven assists. Senior
Kastine Evans played in her 137th career game, moving her into sole possession of second place all-time in UK Hoops history for games played. She needs to play in three more games to tie A’dia Mathies for the most in school history.