UK Hoops Postgame Notes
Jan. 17, 2013
Final Score: No. 5/5 Kentucky 100 – Mississippi State 47
Team Records and Series Notes
Kentucky improves to 17-1, 5-0 SEC, while Mississippi State falls to 8-10, 0-5 SEC.
UK begins conference play at 5-0 for the second straight season.
UK returns to action against Auburn on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. EST in Memorial Coliseum. The game will be televised on the SEC Network.
Kentucky is in its 39th year of varsity play and owns an overall record of 673-472 (.588).
UK is 150-216 all-time in SEC play.
Head coach Matthew Mitchell is in his sixth year and ranks third on the all-time wins list (131-57) and first in winning percentage (.697). He is only seven wins away from becoming the all-time winningest coach.
Mitchell is now 53-28 in SEC games (regular season only).
Kentucky has extended its school-record winning streak to 16 games. The streak is tied with Duke for the longest current winning streak in the country.
·UK increased its school-record for consecutive home wins at 32. The previous record was 30 set from Feb. 12, 1980 until Jan. 31, 82.
The Wildcats own a 368-140 (.724) mark in Memorial Coliseum, including a 78-12 (.867) mark under Mitchell.
The Cats are now 60-2 at home over the last three seasons.
UK is now 32-9 in SEC home games under Mitchell, including an impressive 25-2 mark in the last three seasons.
Kentucky has won a school-record 13 consecutive SEC home games.
Fourteen of UK’s 17 wins have been by 18 points or more.
Kentucky now leads the all-time series 22-17 vs. the Bulldogs.
UK is now 10-8 all-time vs. MSU in games played in Lexington.
Kentucky has won the last six meetings between the two schools.
UK’s starting lineup featured A’dia Mathies, Bria Goss, Jennifer O’Neill, Samarie Walker and DeNesha Stallworth for the 12th straight game. The Cats are now 14-0 with that lineup.
The Cats began the game on an 11-2 run.
With UK leading 22-17 at the 9:10 mark in the first half, the Cats finished the half on a 24-7 run.
The 46 points scored in the first half are an SEC-high.
Most points in first half since scoring 51 vs. DePaul (12/7/12).
The 22-point halftime lead is the largest in SEC play this season.
The 100 points scored tied the season high. UK also scored 100 points against USC Upstate (11/25).
Marks the first time UK has scored 100 or more points vs. a SEC opponent since defeating Vanderbilt 106-85 on Jan. 23, 1983.
UK improves to 38-0 all-time when scoring 100 points or more.
The 53-point margin of victory is the largest against an SEC opponent in school history.
UK forced an SEC-high 35 turnovers.
UK had an SEC-high 17 steals.
The Cats hit an SEC-high 50 percent from the floor (37-of-74) and are now 5-0 this season when doing so.
The Wildcats won the rebounding battle 46-20, the largest rebounding margin in league play this season.
UK had more offensive rebounds (26) than Mississippi State had total rebounds (20).
UK had two players record 20-plus points for the second time this season. Stallworth and O’Neill both had 20-plus points vs. Marist on Dec. 30, 2012.
Stallworth’s 18 first half points were the most by a Wildcat this season and the most since Amani Franklin scored 20 in the first half vs. UC-Santa Barbara on Dec. 12, 2008.
The Wildcats extended their streak of consecutive games with a triple to 310.
UK won the turnover battle 35-19 and is now 109-27 under Mitchell when committing fewer turnovers than its opponent.
Kentucky has forced double-digit miscues in 135 consecutive games and is 102-33 during that span.
Junior center DeNesha Stallworth recorded a UK career-high 25 points in just 24 minutes of action.
Netted a UK career-high nine field goals.
Has reached double figures in 16-of-18 games, including 15 in a row.
Has tallied two 20-point games this year.
Has made 30 of her last 33 free throws, including 14 in a row.
Scored the most points by a UK player since A’dia Mathies scored 26 vs. Alabama on Feb. 16, 2012.
Senior guard A’dia Mathies scored 21 points, marking the 16th time she has reached double figures this season, including nine in a row.
Has posted 22 career 20-point games, including three this season.
Played in her 122nd career game, tying her for seventh all-time in UK Hoops history with Tiffany Wait (1995-2000).
Made her 121st career start, tying her for No. 2 all-time with Samantha Mahoney (2005-08).
Redshirt sophomore point guard Jennifer O’Neill recorded seven assists, marking the fourth straight game with four or more assists.
Tied a career-high four steals. She also had four vs. Marist on Dec. 30, 2012.
Sophomore guard Bria Goss posted 13 points and reached double-figures for the 10th time this season.
Junior guard Kastine Evans came off the bench and tied a season-high with 12 points on a season-best five field goals.
Senior forward Brittany Henderson came off the bench and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds in just 12 minutes.