UK Hoops Postgame Notes
Jan. 13, 2013
Final Score: No. 6/6 Kentucky 69 – Missouri 43
Team Records and Series Notes
Kentucky improves to 16-1, 4-0 SEC, while Missouri falls to 12-6, 1-3 SEC.
UK begins conference play at 4-0 for the second straight season.
The win marks the third straight SEC road win for UK, dating back to last season.
UK returns to action against Mississippi State on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. ET in Memorial Coliseum.
Kentucky is in its 39th year of varsity play and owns an overall record of 672-472 (.587).
UK is 149-216 all-time in SEC play.
Head coach Matthew Mitchell is in his sixth year and ranks third on the all-time wins list (130-57) and first in winning percentage (.695).
Mitchell is now 52-28 in SEC games (regular season only).
· UK is 21-19 in SEC road games under Mitchell.
Kentucky has extended its school-record winning streak to 15 games. The streak is tied with Duke for the longest current winning streak in the country.
Kentucky now leads the all-time series 2-1 vs. Missouri.
UK’s starting lineup featured A’dia Mathies, Bria Goss, Jennifer O’Neill, Samarie Walker and DeNesha Stallworth for the 11th straight game. The Cats are now 13-0 with that lineup.
The 26-point win was UK’s largest margin of victory in SEC play this season and the largest since defeating Mississippi State by +36 on Feb. 26, 2012 (76-40).
UK has had at least three players reach double-figures in 14 of 17 games this season.
Kentucky shot a season-best 12-of-12 from the free throw line.
Missouri, which came into the game leading the nation with 9.9 triples per game, was limited to just two, a season low.
Missouri’s Morgan Eye came into the game leading the country with 4.1 treys per game and was held without a 3-pointer for the first time this season.
UK opened the game on a 23-4 run in the first 10 minutes.
The Wildcats extended their streak of consecutive games with a triple to 309.
UK won the turnover battle 15-11 and is 108-27 under Mitchell when committing fewer turnovers than its opponent.
Kentucky has forced double-digit miscues in 134 consecutive games.
The Cats are now 101-33 during that span.
SEC preseason Player of the Year and senior guard A’dia Mathies scored 14 points, marking the 15th time she has reached double figures this season, including eight in a row.
Mathies climbed to fifth on UK’s all-time field goals made list with 595, passing SeSe Helm (2000-04).
Today was Mathies’ 121st career game played, tying her for eighth all-time in UK Hoops history with Maria Donhoff (1977-81).
With seven 3-point attempts, Mathies passed Carly Morrow (2008-11) for fifth all-time in UK history with 399 career attemtps.
Junior center DeNesha Stallworth led UK in scoring with 17 points and had a career-high three steals.
Has reached double-figures in 15-of-17 games, including 14 in a row.
Redshirt sophomore point guard Jennifer O’Neill posted double-figures for the sixth straight game, scoring all 11 of her points in the second half.
Junior Samantha Drake scored a season-best nine points off the bench on 4-of-6 shooting in a season-high 13 minutes.