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UK Hoops Tops LSU 73-60

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Updated: 1/27/2013 9:10 pm

UK Hoops Postgame Notes
Memorial Coliseum

Lexington, Ky.

Jan. 27, 2013

Final Score: No. 5/4 Kentucky 73 – LSU 60

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky improves to 19-2, 7-1 SEC, while LSU falls to 13-7, 3-4 SEC.
  • UK returns to action vs. No. 14 Georgia on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m. EST in Memorial Coliseum. The game will be televised on the SEC Network.
  • Kentucky is in its 39th year of varsity play and owns an overall record of 675-473 (.588).
    • UK is 152-217 all-time in SEC play.
  • Head coach Matthew Mitchell is in his sixth year and ranks third on the all-time wins list (133-58) and first in winning percentage (.696). He is only five wins away from becoming the all-time winningest coach.
  • Mitchell is now 55-29 in SEC games (regular season only).
  • UK increased its school record for consecutive home wins to 34. The previous record was 30 set from Feb. 12, 1980 until Jan. 31, 82.
  • The Wildcats own a 370-140 (.725) mark in Memorial Coliseum, including an 80-12 (.870) record under Mitchell.
    • The Cats are now 62-2 at home over the last three seasons.
    • UK is now 34-9 in SEC home games under Mitchell, including an impressive 27-2 mark in the last three seasons.
    • Kentucky has won a school-record 15 consecutive SEC home games.
  • Kentucky is now 11-30 all-time vs. LSU.
    • UK is 5-10 against the Lady Tigers in games played in Lexington, Ky.
    • The Cats are now 4-7 vs. LSU under Mitchell.

Team/Game Notes

  • UK's starting lineup featured A'dia Mathies, Bria Goss, Jennifer O'Neill, Samarie Walker and DeNesha Stallworth for the 15th straight game. The Cats are now 16-1 with that lineup.
  • With UK trailing 23-30 at the 4:18 mark, the Cats went on an 11-3 run to conclude the first half with a 31-26 advantage.
    • The five-point halftime lead was UK’s largest in the first half.
    • The first half featured five ties and seven lead changes.
  • UK’s bench outscored LSU’s 27-6.
  • The Cats are now 80-6 when scoring 70 or more points under Mitchell.
  • Kentucky has forced double-digit miscues in 138 consecutive games and is 104-34 during that span.
  • The Wildcats extended their streak of consecutive games with a triple to 313.
  • UK has had at least three players reach double figures 18 times this season.

Individual Notes

  • Sophomore reserve center Azia Bishop scored a career-high 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field in just 20 minutes of play.
  • Junior forward Samarie Walker recorded her ninth career double-double and her sixth this season with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
    • Grabbed a career-best 11 defensive boards.
    • Tied her career high with three assists.
    • Bishop’s 17 points off the bench are the most by a Wildcat since Bernisha Pinkett scored 21 against Miami (Ohio) (11/28/12).
  • Senior guard A'dia Mathies posted 15 points, marking the 19th time in 21 games she has reached double figures this season, including 12 in a row.
    • With five free throws made, she moves to fourth all-time on the career list with 369, passing Samantha Mahoney (268, 2005-08).
  • Freshman point guard Janee Thompson came off the bench to record eight points and tie a personal best with three assists.
    • Marks the most points scored this season since tallying eight vs. Middle Tennessee State (12/9).
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