UK has started a freshman in 107-of-139 games in the Matthew Mitchell era, including 74 straight.
Brittany Henderson won the opening tip for UK. She is 2-0 this season on the opening tip-off.
Kentucky raced out to a 12-0 lead to open the game, allowing Southern Miss just one field goal attempt during the run.
UK’s defense held Southern Miss without a made field goal for the game’s opening 3:14.
The Wildcats closed the half on an 11-2 run, including an 8-0 run in the final 2:35.
Kentucky led 37-33 heading into the locker room. The Cats are 3-0 when leading at the half.
Second Half Notes
Key run: Leading by seven with 12:18 on the clock, Kentucky went on a 9-0 run over the next 1:41 to take a 67-51 lead.
A’dia Mathies reached 1,000 points in her collegiate career on a layup off a fast break. Mathies’ bucket put Kentucky up 80-67 with 2:55 remaining.
Kentucky is 29-1 under Mitchell when scoring 80 or more points.
Kentucky won the turnover margin by +20 (31-11).
UK won the rebounding battle, 50-44. UK has outrebounded its opponent in all four games this season.
UK outscored Southern Miss 36-6 in points off turnovers.
Kentucky forced Southern Miss into 31 turnovers and has forced double-digit miscues in 86 consecutive games. The Cats are 61-25 during that span.
Kentucky is 28-1 when forcing 25-plus miscues.
Kentucky has forced 146 turnovers in the first three games of the season (36.5 per game).
With nine made 3-pointers, UK extended its streak of consecutive games with a triple to 261.
UK had four players reach double figures scoring for the second straight game.
Every Wildcat scored who was available to play.
Every Wildcat available recorded at least 17 minutes of action.
Attendance was 4,266.
Junior guard A'dia Mathies scored the 1,000th point of her career on a layup with 2:55 on the clock to give Kentucky an 80-67 lead.
Mathies is the fourth fastest player in UK history to reach 1,000 career points (74 games).
Mathies finished with a season-high tying 20 points to go along with five rebounds and a season-high six steals.
Mathies now has 10, 20-point games in her career, including two in a row.
Senior guard Amber Smith scored a season-high 17 points, while pulling down a season-high six rebounds. Smith hit her first 3-pointer of the season and tied her season highs of three steals and has dished out four assists in all four games.
Smith is 18 assists shy of Tracye Davis (1987-1991) at No. 7 on the all-time assists list.
Freshman guard Bria Goss had another career-night, notching career highs in points (12) and rebounds (eight), while tying her career high with four assists.
Sophomore guard Kastine Evans scored 13 points and grabbed a season-high seven rebounds, including a career-high six offensive boards.