UK improved to 3-0 on the season, giving the Wildcats their first 3-0 start since 2011-12 and fourth time in the Matthew Mitchell era.
Kentucky’s all-time record is 689-477 (.591) in 40 seasons of varsity basketball.
The win improves UK’s record in Memorial Coliseum to 373-141, including an 83-13 mark under Mitchell.
Mitchell is in his seventh season as the head coach of the Wildcats and owns a record of 147-62 at UK. Overall, Mitchell is 177-91 in nine seasons.
He already ranks first on UK’s all-time wins list with 147 and winning percentage (.703).
UK leads the all-time series 1-0 vs. Georgia Southern and 12-0 against opponents from the Southern Conference.
With the win, UK improved to 37-4 in home openers and has won six consecutive.
The Wildcats have now won 13 straight regular season non-conference games.
Kentucky has now won 39 straight regular season games vs. non-conference opponents at home.
Today’s attendance for Class of 2020 Day was 6,287.
Next up: UK continues its three-game homestand at Memorial Coliseum vs. first-time foe Central Michigan Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. ET. The game will be carried live on the UK IMG Sports Network (radio and TV) and Fox Sports South.
The Wildcats outrebounded Georgia Southern 49-35, while outscoring the Eagles in the paint (54-18), fast break points (22-4) and bench scoring (58-22).
The 49 rebounds, 54 points in the paint and 58 points from the bench are all season highs.
Senior Bernisha Pinkett came off the bench and scored a game- and season-high 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field. She finished two points shy of her career high which she set on Nov. 28, 2012 vs. Miami (Ohio).
It marks the ninth time she has reached the double-figure mark and seventh time she has led the Wildcats in scoring.
Pinkett swiped a game-high tying four steals, her season high.
She went 3-of-4 from beyond the 3-point arc, tying her career high in 3-point field goals made.