Posted: Feb 24, 2013 5:55 PM
UK Hoops Postgame Notes
Pete Maravich Assembly Center
Baton Rouge, La.
Feb. 24, 2013
Final Score: LSU 77 - No. 8/7 Kentucky 72
Team Records and Series Notes
LSU improves to 17-10, 8-6 SEC, while Kentucky drops to 23-3, 11-3 SEC.
UK returns to action on Thursday, Feb. 28 at Ole Miss in Oxford, Miss., at 8 p.m. EST.
Kentucky is in its 39th year of varsity play and owns an overall record of 679-475 (.588).
UK is 156-219 all-time in SEC play.
Head coach Matthew Mitchell is in his sixth year and is second on UK's all-time wins list (137-60). His winning percentage of.695 is first. He is one win away from tying Terry Hall as UK's all-time winningest coach.
Mitchell is now 59-31 in SEC games (regular season only).
· UK is 24-21 in SEC road games under Mitchell.
Kentucky is now 11-31 all-time vs. LSU, including 3-13 when playing in Baton Rouge.
Seven of last nine meetings against LSU have been decided by 10 points or less. UK went 3-4 in those games.
UK won the earlier meeting in Lexington on Jan. 27, 73-60.
UK's starting lineup featured A'dia Mathies, Kastine Evans, Jennifer O'Neill, Samarie Walker and DeNesha Stallworth for the fifth consecutive game. This lineup is now 4-1.
The Cats connected on six 3-pointers which totals 184 on the year. That mark ranks third on UK's single season list and the Cats need just three more to move into a tie for second.
· Kentucky had seven blocks for 141 on the season. That total is tied for third on the single season blocks list.
The Cats are now 84-8 when scoring 70 or more points under Mitchell, including 17-2 this season, 8-2 in SEC play.
Kentucky forced 18 turnovers and has now forced double-digit miscues in 144 consecutive games. The Cats are 108-36 during that span.
UK is now 55-33 in games decided by 10 points or less under Mitchell, including 6-3 this season.
The Wildcats extended their streak of consecutive games with a triple to 319.
LSU shot 51.9 percent from the floor. UK is now 1-2 this season, 1-1 in SEC play when the opposing team hits over 50 percent from the field.
UK hit 8-of-10 from the free throw line, while LSU netted 16-of-22.
Senior guard A'dia Mathies scored 20 points and moves up to No. 2 on UK's all-time scoring list with 1,863 career points passing Victoria Dunlap (1,846, 2008-11).
Has scored 20 or more points in six games this season, all SEC games.
Scored 17 of her 20 points in the second half.
Has reached double-figures in 25-of-27 games, including 18 in a row.
Played in her 131st career game which is the fourth-most in UK history.
Made three 3-pointers, moving her into a tie for ninth on the UK single season list with 55.
Redshirt sophomore point guard Jennifer O'Neill tallied 15 points in the game, marking the 13th time she has scored in double figures this year.
· Junior forward Samarie Walker scored 10 points, marking the 13th time she has reached double figures this season.
Recorded two blocks, giving her 44 this season which ties for eighth on the single season list.
Junior center DeNesha Stallworth had three blocks in the game, moving her into a tie for eighth on the single season list with 44.
Junior Kastine Evans recorded a season-high six steals and tied a season-best two assists.