Posted: Jan 27, 2013 6:54 PM
UK Hoops Postgame Notes
Jan. 27, 2013
Final Score: No. 5/4 Kentucky 73 - LSU 60
Team Records and Series Notes
Kentucky improves to 19-2, 7-1 SEC, while LSU falls to 13-7, 3-4 SEC.
UK returns to action vs. No. 14 Georgia on Sunday, Feb. 3, 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 675-473 (.588).
UK is 152-217 all-time in SEC play.
Head coach Matthew Mitchell is in his sixth year and ranks third on the all-time wins list (133-58) and first in winning percentage (.696). He is only five wins away from becoming the all-time winningest coach.
Mitchell is now 55-29 in SEC games (regular season only).
UK increased its school record for consecutive home wins to 34. The previous record was 30 set from Feb. 12, 1980 until Jan. 31, 82.
The Wildcats own a 370-140 (.725) mark in Memorial Coliseum, including an 80-12 (.870) record under Mitchell.
The Cats are now 62-2 at home over the last three seasons.
UK is now 34-9 in SEC home games under Mitchell, including an impressive 27-2 mark in the last three seasons.
Kentucky has won a school-record 15 consecutive SEC home games.
Kentucky is now 11-30 all-time vs. LSU.
UK is 5-10 against the Lady Tigers in games played in Lexington, Ky.
The Cats are now 4-7 vs. LSU under Mitchell.
UK's starting lineup featured A'dia Mathies, Bria Goss, Jennifer O'Neill, Samarie Walker and DeNesha Stallworth for the 15th straight game. The Cats are now 16-1 with that lineup.
With UK trailing 23-30 at the 4:18 mark, the Cats went on an 11-3 run to conclude the first half with a 31-26 advantage.
The five-point halftime lead was UK's largest in the first half.
The first half featured five ties and seven lead changes.
UK's bench outscored LSU's 27-6.
The Cats are now 80-6 when scoring 70 or more points under Mitchell.
Kentucky has forced double-digit miscues in 138 consecutive games and is 104-34 during that span.
The Wildcats extended their streak of consecutive games with a triple to 313.
UK has had at least three players reach double figures 18 times this season.
Sophomore reserve center Azia Bishop scored a career-high 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field in just 20 minutes of play.
Junior forward Samarie Walker recorded her ninth career double-double and her sixth this season with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Grabbed a career-best 11 defensive boards.
Tied her career high with three assists.
Bishop's 17 points off the bench are the most by a Wildcat since Bernisha Pinkett scored 21 against Miami (Ohio) (11/28/12).
Senior guard A'dia Mathies posted 15 points, marking the 19th time in 21 games she has reached double figures this season, including 12 in a row.
With five free throws made, she moves to fourth all-time on the career list with 369, passing Samantha Mahoney (268, 2005-08).
Freshman point guard Janee Thompson came off the bench to record eight points and tie a personal best with three assists.
Marks the most points scored this season since tallying eight vs. Middle Tennessee State (12/9).