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Kentucky Improves To 7-1 Beating DePaul 96-64

Posted: Dec 7, 2012 10:39 PM
Updated: Dec 7, 2012 11:03 PM

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No. 7/6 Kentucky 96 - DePaul 64

Team Records and Series Notes

Kentucky improves to 7-1, while DePaul falls to 6-3.
UK returns to action Sunday, Dec. 9 against Middle Tennessee at 1 p.m. ET in Memorial Coliseum. The game will be televised live on the UK IMG Sports Network and FSN South.
UK set new single-game attendance record of 18,488. The previous record was 14,508 on Dec. 8, 2011 vs. Duke in Rupp Arena.
Kentucky is in its 39th year of varsity play and owns an overall record of 663-472 (.584).
Head coach Matthew Mitchell is in his sixth year and ranks third on the all-time wins list (121-57) and first in winning percentage (.680)
UK is now 57-19 (.750) in regular season, nonconference games under head coach Matthew Mitchell.
The Wildcats are now 22-12 in Rupp Arena.
The Cats are 54-2 at home over the last three seasons.
UK has now won 26 straight home contests - the second-longest winning streak in program history.
Kentucky has won 36 straight nonconference home games, dating back to Dec. 19, 2008.
UK is now 3-0 all-time against DePaul.
UK is now 71-33 all-time against opponents from the Big East Conference.

Team/Game Notes

UK's starting lineup featured A'dia Mathies, Bria Goss, Jennifer O'Neill, Samarie Walker and DeNesha Stallworth. The Cats are now 4-0 with this lineup.
O'Neill scored the first basket of the game at the 19:54 mark.
Junior guard Maegan Conwright was the first sub of the game for UK.
Kentucky tied three Rupp Arena records:
79 field goal attempts
Nine 3-pointers
22 3-pointers attempted
UK is now 16-0 when scoring 90 or more points under Matthew Mitchell.
With the game tied two apiece, the Wildcats went on a 23-0 over the next 6:18 to take a 25-2 lead with 13:16 left in the first half.
Kentucky scored 51 points in the first half. UK has scored 50-plus points in the opening half twice this season. The Cats had 52 against USC Upstate (11/25).
UK won the turnover battle 21-14 and is 100-27 in the Matthew Mitchell era when committing fewer turnovers than its opponent.
UK outrebounded DePaul 48-33, marking the largest rebounding deficit for the Blue Demons this season.

· The Wildcats extended their streak of consecutive games with a triple to 300.

· UK had at least four players reach double figures for the fifth time this season.

Kentucky forced 21 turnovers and has now forced double-digit miscues in 125 consecutive games.
The Cats are 92-33 during that span.
UK has forced 20-plus turnovers in all seven games this season and in 37 of their last 43 games dating back to the start of last season.

Individual Notes

Junior Samarie Walker posted her fifth career and second double-double of the season with a game-high 18 points and 10 boards.
Junior DeNesha Stallworth recorded her 14th career double-double, including second at UK with career highs of 17 points, 13 rebounds and four assists.
Has reached double-figure points in five straight games.
Scored her 1,000th-career point with a field goal at the 16:25 mark in the first half. She now has 1,014 career points.

· Stallworth and Walker recorded double-doubles in the same game for the second time this year (Morehead State, 11/23).

· Senior guard A'dia Mathies tied a season-high with 17 points and grabbed a season-best nine rebounds.

· Redshirt sophomore Jennifer O'Neill netted double figures for the first time this year with a season-high 13 points. She also tied a her career high with three triples.