Kentucky-Baylor Postgame Notes
Kentucky 133, Baylor 130 (4OT)
Dec. 7, 2013
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Team Records and Series Notes
- UK improved to 9-0 on the season, giving the Wildcats their first 9-0 start since 2009-10 and second time in the Matthew Mitchell era.
- The Wildcats’ extended their winning streak to nine games, tying the seventh-longest in school history.
- UK is 24-23 all-time in overtime games and 5-2 in the Mitchell era. It marked the first OT game of the season.
- The four overtime game was the first in school history.
- Kentucky’s all-time record is 695-477 (.593) in 40 seasons of varsity basketball.
- Mitchell is in his seventh season as the head coach of the Wildcats and owns a record of 153-62 at UK. Overall, Mitchell is 183-91 in nine seasons.
- He already ranks first on UK’s all-time wins list with 153 and winning percentage (.712).
- UK and Baylor are tied in the all-time series 1-1 and 5-7 all-time vs. opponents from the Big 12.
- The Wildcats have won seven consecutive vs. non-conference opponents on the road.
- The Wildcats have now won 19 straight regular season non-conference games.
- In close games (games decided by 10 points or less), UK is 58-34 (.630 percent) under Coach Mitchell, including 2-0 this season.
- The win marks the second straight over a top 10 opponent on the season and the first time in school history UK has defeated top 10 opponents in back-to-back games.
- The win marks UK’s first over a ninth-ranked opponent.
- Next up: UK heads to the Windy City to face DePaul on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. ET, with the game being broadcast on Fox Sports 1.
- UK scored 100-plus points for the fourth time this season and improved to 43-0 all time and 11-0 under Coach Mitchell when scoring 100 or more points.
- The 133 points marked a school record for points scored in a game.
- The 263 combined points set a new NCAA record.
- The Wildcats shot 41.9 percent (39-of-93) from the field, while holding the Lady Bears to 42.9 percent (45-of-105).
- Kentucky was 49-of-66 (.742 percent) from the free-throw line, which were both school records.
- UK converted on 31.6 percent (6-of-19) from beyond the arc, while holding BU to 33.3 percent (7-of-21) from 3-point range.
- All 11 Wildcats in uniform saw action in the game.
- Five Wildcats finished in double figures.
- Kentucky forced 28 Baylor turnovers, marking the eighth consecutive game the Wildcats have forced 20-plus turnovers.
- Of the 28 turnovers, nine of them were steals.
- The Wildcats were outrebounded by Baylor, 68-56.
- Junior Jennifer O’Neill set a school record with a career-high 43 points. She broke Valerie Still’s record of 42 vs. Charleston on Dec. 19, 1982.
- O’Neill has registered 10-plus points in eight of the nine games this season, all off the bench.
- O’Neill finished 14-of-31 from the field and 13-of-19 from the free throw line, which were all career highs.
- Her 31 field goal attempts were a school record.
- The 13 free throws made tie for fourth all time, while the 19 attempts are a school record.
- Tied a season high with six assists.
- Sophomore Janee Thompson scored a career-high 20 points.
- Thompson was 7-of-16 from the field, which were both career highs.
- Thompson was a career-high tying 6-of-7 from the free throw line
- She picked up her sixth double-digit game of the season.
- Senior DeNesha Stallworth registered 16 points on 4-of-10 shooting from the field and 8-10 from the free throw line, while also grabbing nine boards.
- Stallworth’s 10 free throw attempts tied a career high.
- Her four steals were a team high, while also tying a season high.
- Senior Kastine Evans recorded her seventh double-digit scoring effort of the season with 14 points.
- Was a season-best 6-of-7 at the charity stripe.
- Junior Bria Goss scored 13 points with 11 of them coming from the free-throw line (11-of-12).
- Set new career highs in free throws made and attempted.
- Grabbed a season-best six rebounds.
- Freshman Makayla Epps tied a career-best with nine points, while pulling down a career-high four rebounds.
- Junior Azia Bishop dished out a career-high three assists.
- Senior Samarie Walker saw her streak of consecutive games with at least one steal come to an end at 27 games.
- Walker claimed a team-high 10 rebounds, marking her fifth double-digit rebounding game of the season.