Posted: Jan 24, 2013 9:42 PM
UK Hoops Postgame Notes
Colonial Life Arena
Jan. 24, 2013
Final Score: No. 18/14 South Carolina 55 - No. 5/4 Kentucky 50
Team Records and Series Notes
South Carolina improves to 16-3, 5-2 SEC, while Kentucky falls to 18-2, 6-1 SEC.
UK returns to action vs. LSU on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 3 p.m. EST in Memorial Coliseum. The game will be televised on SportsSouth, FS Southwest, Sun Sports.
Kentucky is in its 39th year of varsity play and owns an overall record of 674-473 (.588).
UK is 151-217 all-time in SEC play.
Head coach Matthew Mitchell is in his sixth year and ranks third on the all-time wins list (132-58) and first in winning percentage (.695). He is only six wins away from becoming the all-time winningest coach.
Mitchell is now 54-29 in SEC games (regular season only).
UK is 21-20 in SEC road games under Mitchell.
UK is now 59-197 all-time in ranked games.
Mitchell's record against ranked foes is now 18-30, including 2-2 this season.
Kentucky is now 30-19 vs. South Carolina all-time.
South Carolina leads the series 14-9 in games played in Columbia, S.C.
Five of the last seven meetings have been decided by eight points or less, including the last four in a row. The series is tied at 2-2 in those games.
Mitchell is now 7-4 all-time vs. the Gamecocks, including 3-3 in Columbia.
UK's starting lineup featured A'dia Mathies, Bria Goss, Jennifer O'Neill, Samarie Walker and DeNesha Stallworth for the 14th straight game. The Cats are now 15-1 with that lineup.
The scored was knotted at 19 at halftime, marking just the fourth time this season UK has been tied or trailing at halftime. UK is now 2-2 when tied for trailing at the half.
After a Stallworth basket at the 12:24 mark of the first half and UK leading 12-6, the Wildcats went on a scoring drought of over eight minutes before a Mathies' field goal at the 3:50 mark.
UK's 50 points are a season low. The previous low was 51 vs. No. 1 Baylor on Nov. 13.
Cats are now 52-31 in games decided by 10 points or less under Coach Mitchell, including 3-1 this season.
UK hit 7-of-11 free throws in the game, while South Carolina was 13-of-27.
Kentucky has forced double-digit miscues in 137 consecutive games and is 103-34 during that span.
The Wildcats extended their streak of consecutive games with a triple to 312.
UK has had at least three players reach double figures 17 times this season.
Redshirt sophomore point guard Jennifer O'Neill scored 17 points and made four triples tallying her ninth double digit scoring output of the year, including her sixth in SEC play. She recorded 11 of her 17 points in the first half.
Senior guard A'dia Mathies posted 12 points, marking the 18th time in 20 games she has reached double figures this season, including 11 in a row.
Junior center DeNesha Stallworth recorded her 19th career double-double and her seventh this season, posting 12 points and 10 rebounds on 6-of-11 shooting. Has reached double figures in 18-of-20 games, including 17 in a row. Tallied her second straight double-double.