UK Hoops Postgame Notes
Pete Maravich Assembly Center
Baton Rouge, La.
Feb. 5, 2012
Final Score: No. 6/5 Kentucky – 51, LSU – 61
Team Records and Series Notes
- Kentucky falls to 21-3, 10-1 SEC, while LSU improves to 15-8, 5-5 SEC.
· Kentucky’s 21-3 start ties its best start in program history. Kentucky also started 21-3 in 1982-83.
· The Kentucky loss snaps:
· A school-record 13-game SEC winning streak dating back to last season.
· A school-record six-game SEC road winning streak dating back to last season.
· Its 10-game winning streak.
· A three-game winning streak over LSU.
- Kentucky is 10-29 against LSU all-time, and 3-12 when the game is played in Baton Rouge.
- UK head coach Matthew Mitchell is 3-6 against the Lady Tigers.
- Coach Matthew Mitchell is 137-81 overall and 107-52 at UK.
- Kentucky is 649-467 in 38 years of varsity play.
- The Wildcats are 142-214 all-time in SEC play, and 45-26 under the direction of Mitchell.
- UK is 4-1 in SEC road games this season.
- Kentucky has a week off before playing again Monday, Feb. 13 at Tennessee at 7 p.m. ET in Knoxville, Tenn. The game will be televised by ESPN2 3D.
First Half Notes
- Kentucky used the starting lineup of Amber Smith, A’dia Mathies, Bria Goss, Kastine Evans and Brittany Henderson for the ninth straight game. UK is 11-1 with this lineup.
- UK has started a freshman in 127-of-159 games in the Matthew Mitchell era, including 94 straight.
- LSU scored the first six points of the game and led 10-2 before UK pulled to within one point to make it 11-12 with 5:52 left on the clock.
- Kentucky held LSU without a field goal from the 12:24 mark to the 4:07 mark, a period spanning 8:17 where UK went on a 7-1 run.
- Kentucky forced LSU into 14 turnovers.
- Kentucky has forced each of its past five opponents into 14 or more turnovers in the first half.
- Kentucky trailed LSU 18-20 heading into the locker room.
- The Wildcats are 4-3 this season when trailing at the half, 2-1 in SEC play.
- UK’s 18 points was its lowest first half scoring output this season.
- It was Kentucky’s lowest scoring output in the first half since scoring 16 points vs. Wisconsin in the WNIT on March 22, 2009.
Second Half Notes
- After trading baskets throughout the second half and leading by just three points, LSU went on an 8-0 run to take at 56-45 lead with 1:59 remaining in the game.
- Kentucky’s 11-point deficit in the second half was its largest against an SEC opponent this season.
- UK is 44-29 (.603) in games decided by 10 points or less under Mitchell. The Wildcats are 6-2 in such games this season.
- UK’s 51 points were a season low.
- Kentucky forced 26 turnovers in the game.
- UK has forced double-digit miscues in 106 consecutive games. The Cats are 78-28 during that span.
- Kentucky has forced an SEC-high 700 turnovers this season (29.17 per game).
- Kentucky has forced at least 10 turnovers in 41 of 48 halves this season.
- Kentucky won the turnover battle (16-26).
- UK has forced at least 20 turnovers in 22 of 24 games this season.
- Kentucky outscored LSU 19-11 in points off turnovers.
- UK’s bench, outscored LSU’s bench 28-18.
- The Wildcats are 19-2 when its bench outscores the opponent’s bench.
· With four made 3-pointers, UK extended its streak of consecutive games with a triple to 281.
- Attendance was 5,114.
- Junior guard A’dia Mathies scored a team-high 12 points all in the second half, passed out a team-high five assists and grabbed three boards.
- Mathies’ 12 points give her 1,273 points in her career. She is 15th on the all-time scoring list and is 64 points shy of tying Belitta Croley at No. 14 all-time.
- Mathies did not record a steal for the first time since March 19, 2011 against Hampton, a 23-game streak.
- Has scored 10 or more points in 18 of the 23 games she’s played this season.
- Sophomore forward Samarie Walker scored eight points and grabbed a team-high tying six rebounds.
- Walker has six or more rebounds in 11 of her 14 games played this season.
- Senior guard Keyla Snowden scored 11 points, including knocking down three 3-pointers.
- Sophomore guard Kastine Evans hit a 3-pointer for the seventh straight game.