Posted: Mar 3, 2013 7:10 PM
UK Hoops Postgame Notes
March 3, 2013
Final Score: No. 10/10 Kentucky 78 - No. 8/8 Tennessee 65
Team Records and Series Notes
Kentucky improves to 25-4, 13-3 SEC, while Tennessee falls to 23-6, 14-2 SEC.
UK is now 28-10 all-time in season finales, have won eight of the last nine and four straight.
With the win, UK earned the No. 2 seed in the SEC tournament and will face either No. 7 seed Vanderbilt or No. 10 seed Missouri on Friday, March 8 at 6 p.m. EST in the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga.
With the win, head coach Matthew Mitchell earned his 139th career victory, making him UK's all-time winningest coach in just six seasons (139-60). His winning percentage of.698 also is first.
Mitchell is now 61-31 in SEC games (regular season only).
Kentucky is in its 39th year of varsity play and owns an overall record of 681-475 (.589).
UK is 158-219 all-time in SEC play.
The Wildcats are now 372-141 (.725) in Memorial Coliseum, including 82-13 (.863) under Mitchell.
UK ended the regular season with a 16-1 home record.
The Cats are now 64-3 at home over the last four seasons.
UK is now 36-10 in SEC home games under Mitchell, including an impressive 29-3 mark in the last three seasons.
UK is now 61-198 all-time vs. ranked teams, including 5-3 this season.
UK is 3-1 this season vs. teams ranked in the top 10.
Mitchell is now 20-31 at UK vs. ranked teams.
Kentucky has won 25 games for a school-record fourth straight season.
Kentucky is now 9-49 all-time vs. Tennessee, including 7-21 in Lexington.
UK has won three out of the last four meetings against the Lady Vols, marking the first time the Wildcats have won two in a row in the series.
The Cats are now 8-43 all-time against the Lady Vols when they are ranked in the AP poll.
UK's starting lineup featured A'dia Mathies, Kastine Evans, Jennifer O'Neill, Samarie Walker and DeNesha Stallworth. This lineup is 5-1.
Kentucky forced 31 turnovers and has forced double-digit miscues in 146 consecutive games. The Cats are 110-36 during that span.
Kentucky won the turnover battle 31-12, including 19-6 in the first half.
The 31 turnovers were a season high for the Lady Vols.
UK opened the second half on a 21-6 run to extend the lead to 57-38 with 12:06 left in the game.
Kentucky is 64-6 since 1979-80 season when forcing 30 or more turnovers, including 25-1 under Mitchell.
UK is now 7-0 this season when forcing 30 or more turnovers.
The Cats connected on nine 3-pointers, totaling 199 on the year. That mark ranks second on UK's single season list.
· Kentucky had three blocks, totaling 146 on the season. That total is second on the single season blocks list.
The Wildcats are now 86-8 when scoring 70 or more points under Mitchell.
The Wildcats extended their streak of consecutive games with a triple to 321.
Senior guard A'dia Mathies recorded 16 points and equaled season highs with four steals and two blocks.
Has reached double-figures in 27-of-29 games, including 20 in a row.
With four steals, has now tallied 303 in her career, which ranks third all-time in school history.
Joins Stacey Reed and Victoria Dunlap as the only three players in UK Hoops history with 300 or more steals in her career.
Has played in 133 career games, tying her for first on UK's career list with Victoria Dunlap (2008-11).
Made three triples, tying her for seventh on UK's single season list.
Redshirt sophomore point guard Jennifer O'Neill scored 16 points and grabbed a season-high tying six rebounds.
Has reached double figures in 14 games this season, including 11-of-16 SEC games.
Junior center Denesha Stallworth posted 12 points, marking the 22nd time she has scored in double digits this season, including 11-of-15 SEC games.Junior forward Samarie Walker recorded her 14th double-figure scoring game this season with 10 points, while also tying a career high with five steals.
Sophomore guard Bria Goss tallied 12 points off the bench, marking the 16th time she has scored in double figures this season.