UK has started a freshman in 137-of-169 games in the Matthew Mitchell era, including 104 straight.
Kentucky’s first basket was a three-pointer by Bria Goss and the Wildcats held the lead the remainder of the first half.
Leading 24-21, UK went on an 11-2 run for a 35-23 lead.
UK scored the final five points of the half and led 43-28 at intermission.
UK hit eight 3-pointers in the first half, the most since netting nine vs. Mississippi State on Jan. 8.
UK is now 23-0 this season when leading at halftime.
Second Half Notes
UK increased its lead to 21 points at 58-37 when Gonzaga rallied.
The Bulldogs went on a 14-1 run, cutting the lead to 59-51, when Keyla Snowden hit a three with 6:47 remaining. Snowden and Samarie Walker combined to score UK’s next 17 points to restore UK’s lead to 76-59.
The Wildcats hit 12 three-pointers today, most ever for UK in an NCAA Tournament game
UK now has 205 on the season, extending the UK single-season record for threes.
UK extended its streak of consecutive games with a triple to 291.
UK dominated bench points 44-10 as all 10 Wildcats who played also scored.
UK won the rebounding, 44-34, UK is 21-0 this season when outrebounding the opponent.
UK won second-chance points, 17-15. UK is 23-1 this season when having more second-chance points by the opponent.
Kentucky forced 10 turnovers in the game, a season-low for a UK opponent.
UK has forced double-digit miscues in 116 consecutive games. The Cats are 85-31 during that span.
UK has forced at least 20 turnovers in 29 of 34 games this season.
Kentucky has forced an SEC-high 921 turnovers this season (27.1 per game), also a single-season school record for UK.
Kentucky has forced at least 10 turnovers in 54 of 68 halves this season.
A'dia Mathies scored 15 points and tied a career high with seven assists.
Has made 104 three-pointers as a Wildcat, moving into ninth place on the UK career list.