#7 UK Hoops Upset By #13 Georgia

#7 UK Hoops Upset By #13 Georgia

Cats drop first game at home in 35 outings 75-71.

UK Hoops Postgame Notes
Memorial Coliseum

Lexington, Ky.

Feb. 3, 2013

Final Score: No. 13/14 Georgia 75 - No. 8/7 Kentucky 71

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Georgia improves to 18-4, 7-2 SEC while Kentucky drops to 19-3, 7-2 SEC.
  • UK returns to action on Thursday, Feb. 7 when it travels to Fayetteville, Ark. to face Arkansas at 8 p.m. EST.
  • Kentucky is in its 39th year of varsity play and owns an overall record of 675-474 (.587).
    • UK is 152-218 all-time in SEC play.
  • Head coach Matthew Mitchell is in his sixth year and ranks third on the all-time wins list (133-59) and first in winning percentage (.693). He is only five wins away from becoming the all-time winningest coach.
  • Mitchell is now 55-30 in SEC games (regular season only).
  • UK’s school-record and nation’s second-longest home winning streak ends at 34.
    • Marks UK’s first home loss since Feb. 7, 2011 vs. No. 4 Tennessee (73-67).
  • UK’s school-record winning streak vs. SEC opponents at home ends at 15.
  • The Wildcats are now 370-141 (.724) in Memorial Coliseum, including 80-13 (.860) under Mitchell.
    • The Cats are now 62-3 at home over the last four seasons.
    • UK is now 34-10 in SEC home games under Mitchell, including an impressive 27-3 mark in the last three seasons.
  • UK is now 59-198 all-time in ranked games.
    • Mitchell’s record against ranked foes is now 18-31, including 2-3 this season.
  • Kentucky is now 13-35 all-time vs. Georgia.
    • UK is 8-13 against the Lady Bulldogs in games played in Lexington, Ky.
    • Four of the last six meetings against UGA have been decided by five points or less.

Team/Game Notes

  • UK's starting lineup featured A'dia Mathies, Bria Goss, Jennifer O'Neill, Samarie Walker and DeNesha Stallworth for the 16th straight game. The Cats are now 16-2 with that lineup.
  • UK jumped out to a 21-8 advantage with 9:52 remaining in the first half. Georgia responded with a 15-6 run over the next 3:59 to cut UK’s lead to 27-23.
  • With Kentucky leading 45-32 at the 18:28 mark in the second half, Georgia went on a 17-2 run over a 4:20 stretch to gain their first lead of the game at 49-47.
  • After UK reclaimed the lead and stretched it to 67-59, the Lady Bulldogs went on a 10-0 run to grab a 69-67 advantage with 4:16 to play.
  • Today’s attendance of 7,016 was a season high in Memorial Coliseum.
  • The Cats are now 52-32 in games decided by 10 points or less, including 3-2 this season.
  • The Cats connected on seven 3-pointers which totals 153 on the year. That mark ranks 10th on UK’s single season list.
  • The Cats are now 80-7 when scoring 70 or more points under Mitchell.
  • Kentucky forced 26 turnovers and has forced double-digit miscues in 139 consecutive games. The Cats are 104-35 during that span.
  • The Wildcats extended their streak of consecutive games with a triple to 314.
  • The Cats had four players reach double figures for the 12th time this season.
    • UK has had at least three players reach double figures 19 times this season.

Individual Notes

  • Senior guard A'dia Mathies scored 18 points, marking the 20th time in 22 games she has reached double figures this season, including 13 in a row.
    • Recorded a season-high two blocks.
  • Redshirt sophomore point guard Jennifer O’Neill scored 18 points marking the 10th time she has reached double figures this season, including seven of nine SEC games.
  • Junior forward Samarie Walker posted her second consecutive, seventh season and 10th career double-double with 10 points and a game-high 11 boards.
  • Junior center DeNesha Stallworth had 10 points, her 19th game in double figures.
    • Hit a career-high two 3-pointers.
    • Charted a career-high five steals.
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