UK Hoops Beats Bradley 117-77

UK Hoops Beats Bradley 117-77

Cats score second-most points in program history.

UK Hoops Postgame Notes
Memorial Coliseum

Lexington, Ky.

Nov. 27, 2013

Final Score: No. 7/7 Kentucky – 117, Bradley - 77

Team Records and Series Notes

  • UK improved to 7-0 on the season, giving the Wildcats their first 7-0 start since 2011-12 and third time in the Matthew Mitchell era.
  • Kentucky’s all-time record is 693-477 (.592) in 40 seasons of varsity basketball.
  • The win makes UK 376-141 all-time in Memorial Coliseum, including an 86-13 mark under Mitchell.
  • The Cats are 68-3 at home over the last five seasons (including two games at Rupp Arena).
  • Mitchell is in his seventh season as the head coach of the Wildcats and owns a record of 151-62 at UK. Overall, Mitchell is 181-91 in nine seasons.
    • He already ranks first on UK’s all-time wins list with 151 and winning percentage (.709).
  • UK leads the all-time series 3-0 vs. Bradley and 13-4 vs. opponents from the Missouri Valley Conference.
  • Kentucky has now won 42 straight regular season games vs. non-conference opponents at home.
  • The Wildcats have now won 17 straight regular season non-conference games.
  • Today’s attendance was 4,829.
  • Next up: UK hosts in-state rival Louisville on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. ET in Memorial Coliseum. The game will be televised on the UK IMG Sports Network and Fox Sports South and broadcast live on the UK IMG Sports Radio Network with Neil Price.

First Half Notes

  • UK started with the lineup of Janee Thompson, Bria Goss, Kastine Evans, DeNesha Stallworth and Samarie Walker.
    • The Wildcats are 7-0 this season when using this starting lineup.
  • Samarie Walker scored the first points of the game for UK with a floater in the lane.
  • Azia Bishop, Linnae Harper, Jennifer O’Neill, Bernisha Pinkett and Jelleah Sidney were the first UK players off the bench at the 14:57 mark in the first half.
  • Kentucky used a 25-0 run midway through the first half to take a 51-21 lead.
  • The 25 straight points for UK were a season-long run.
  • The Wildcats scored a season-high 59 points in the first half. The 59 points are the most since UK scored 65 vs. Morehead State on Nov. 11, 2011.
  • It marks the third time this season UK has scored 50-plus points in the opening half.
  • Walker recorded her third double-double of the season in the first half with a game-high 14 points and 10 rebounds.
  • The seven made 3-point field goals in the first half tied a season-best.
  • The Wildcats forced 12 Bradley turnovers with eight of them steals.
  • All 11 Wildcats that were available scored at least two points in the half.
  • UK outscored the Braves off turnovers (23-6) and in bench scoring (28-3).

Second Half Notes

  • UK began the second half with the same starting five who started the game.
  • The Wildcats led by as many as 42 points in the second half.
  • UK scored 58 points in the half. It is the fourth time this season the Wildcats have produced 50 or more second half points.
  • Kentucky used an 11-0 run late through the half to take a 107-71 lead.
  • Linnae Harper scored eight of her 10 points in the second half.
  • DeNesha Stallworth scored 11 of her 13 points and grabbed six of her 10 rebounds in the second half.

Team/Game Notes

  • Kentucky improved to 42-0 when scoring 100 or more points and 10-0 in the Mitchell era. It marks the third time this season UK has eclipsed the century mark.
  • The 117 points were the most in the Mitchell era and second-most in school history.
  • Stallworth and Walker recorded double-doubles on the afternoon, marking the first time two players have notched double-doubles in the same game since Jan. 6, 2013 vs. Alabama when Stallworth and Walker both did it.
  • Kentucky dished out 22 assists, marking the fifth time this season the Wildcats have handed out 20-plus helpers.
  • The Wildcats shot 45-of-89 (50.6 percent) from the field. The 89 field goal attempts were a season high.
  • UK converted on a season-high 10 3-pointers.
  • All 11 Wildcats in uniform played at least 11 minutes and scored at least five points.
  • Six Wildcats finished in double figures.
  • Kentucky forced 22 Bradley turnovers, marking the sixth consecutive game the Wildcats have forced 20-plus turnovers.
  • Of the 22 turnovers, 15 of them were steals.
  • UK finished with a season-low 10 turnovers on the day. It is the first time since Feb. 14, 2013 (nine vs. South Carolina) that UK has turned the ball over 10 times or fewer.
  • The Wildcats outrebounded Bradley 50-42. It is the third time this season UK has grabbed 50 or more boards.
  • UK has now outrebounded all seven opponents this season.
  • Kentucky has now outscored all seven opponents by 12 or more points and three opponents by 40 or more points.

Individual Notes

  • Senior Samarie Walker notched her third double-double in her last four games and 14th of her career with a career-best 22 points and 14 rebounds.
    • Walker is the first player to have 20-plus points and 10-plus rebounds since she did it vs. Alcorn State on Dec. 28, 2012.
    • Her eight made field goals tie a career high, while her 13 attempts were a season best.
    • Walker extended her streak of consecutive games with at least one steal to 26 after recording two on the day.
  • Senior DeNesha Stallworth registered her second double-double of the season and 23rd of her career with 13 points and 10 rebounds on 5-of-8 shooting from the field.
    • Stallworth recorded a season-high three blocks.
  • Senior Kastine Evans finished with 13 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the field.
    • Evans has reached double figures in six of seven games this season and 22nd times in her career.
    • Her six field goals made and 12 field goals attempted were both season highs. She also dished a career-high tying five assists.
  • Junior Jennifer O’Neill tied her season high with 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting to go with four boards and four assists.
    • O’Neill has registered 10-plus points in six of seven games this season.
    • Her four rebounds were a season high.
  • Junior Jelleah Sidney scored a career-high nine points on a perfect 4-of-4 shooting, including her first made 3-pointer of the season.
  • Freshman Linnae Harper finished with 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting.
    • Harper has scored 10-plus points three times this season.
  • Sophomore Janee Thompson picked up her fourth double-digit game of the season with 10 points.
  • Freshman Makayla Epps tied her career highs in points (9), assists (6), 3-point field goals made (1), 3-point field goals attempted (3), while setting a career high in steals with three.
  • Junior Bria Goss tied her season high in rebounds with five.
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