Kentucky-Missouri Postgame Notes

Jan. 13, 2013

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky improves to 16-1, 4-0 SEC, while Missouri falls to 12-6, 1-3 SEC.
  • UK begins conference play at 4-0 for the second straight season.
    • The win marks the third straight SEC road win for UK, dating back to last season.
  • UK returns to action against Mississippi State on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. ET in Memorial Coliseum.
  • Kentucky is in its 39th year of varsity play and owns an overall record of 672-472 (.587).
    • UK is 149-216 all-time in SEC play.
  • Head coach Matthew Mitchell is in his sixth year and ranks third on the all-time wins list (130-57) and first in winning percentage (.695).
    • Mitchell is now 52-28 in SEC games (regular season only).
  • UK is 21-19 in SEC road games under Mitchell.
  • Kentucky has extended its school-record winning streak to 15 games. The streak is tied with Duke for the longest current winning streak in the country.
  • Kentucky now leads the all-time series 2-1 vs. Missouri.

Team/Game Notes

  • UK's starting lineup featured A'dia Mathies, Bria Goss, Jennifer O'Neill, Samarie Walker and DeNesha Stallworth for the 11th straight game. The Cats are now 13-0 with that lineup.
  • The 26-point win was UK's largest margin of victory in SEC play this season and the largest since defeating Mississippi State by +36 on Feb. 26, 2012 (76-40).
  • UK has had at least three players reach double-figures in 14 of 17 games this season.
  • Kentucky shot a season-best 12-of-12 from the free throw line.
  • Missouri, which came into the game leading the nation with 9.9 triples per game, was limited to just two, a season low.
    • Missouri's Morgan Eye came into the game leading the country with 4.1 treys per game and was held without a 3-pointer for the first time this season.
  • UK opened the game on a 23-4 run in the first 10 minutes.
  • The Wildcats extended their streak of consecutive games with a triple to 309.
  • UK won the turnover battle 15-11 and is 108-27 under Mitchell when committing fewer turnovers than its opponent.
  • Kentucky has forced double-digit miscues in 134 consecutive games.
    • The Cats are now 101-33 during that span.

Individual Notes

  • SEC preseason Player of the Year and senior guard A'dia Mathies scored 14 points, marking the 15th time she has reached double figures this season, including eight in a row.
    •  Mathies climbed to fifth on UK's all-time field goals made list with 595, passing SeSe Helm (2000-04).
    • Today was Mathies' 121st career game played, tying her for eighth all-time in UK Hoops history with Maria Donhoff (1977-81).
    • With seven 3-point attempts, Mathies passed Carly Morrow (2008-11) for fifth all-time in UK history with 399 career attemtps.
  • Junior center DeNesha Stallworth led UK in scoring with 17 points and had a career-high three steals.
    • Has reached double-figures in 15-of-17 games, including 14 in a row.
  • Redshirt sophomore point guard Jennifer O'Neill posted double-figures for the sixth straight game, scoring all 11 of her points in the second half.
  • Junior Samantha Drake scored a season-best nine points off the bench on 4-of-6 shooting in a season-high 13 minutes.