Kentucky-South Carolina Postgame Notes

Jan. 24, 2013

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • South Carolina improves to 16-3, 5-2 SEC, while Kentucky falls to 18-2, 6-1 SEC.
  • UK returns to action vs. LSU on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 3 p.m. EST in Memorial Coliseum. The game will be televised on SportsSouth, FS Southwest, Sun Sports.
  • Kentucky is in its 39th year of varsity play and owns an overall record of 674-473 (.588).
    • UK is 151-217 all-time in SEC play.
  • Head coach Matthew Mitchell is in his sixth year and ranks third on the all-time wins list (132-58) and first in winning percentage (.695). He is only six wins away from becoming the all-time winningest coach.
  • Mitchell is now 54-29 in SEC games (regular season only).
  • UK is 21-20 in SEC road games under Mitchell.
  • UK is now 59-197 all-time in ranked games.
    • Mitchell's record against ranked foes is now 18-30, including 2-2 this season.
  • Kentucky is now 30-19 vs. South Carolina all-time.
    • South Carolina leads the series 14-9 in games played in Columbia, S.C.
    • Five of the last seven meetings have been decided by eight points or less, including the last four in a row. The series is tied at 2-2 in those games.
    • Mitchell is now 7-4 all-time vs. the Gamecocks, including 3-3 in Columbia.

Team/Game Notes

  • UK's starting lineup featured A'dia Mathies, Bria Goss, Jennifer O'Neill, Samarie Walker and DeNesha Stallworth for the 14th straight game. The Cats are now 15-1 with that lineup.
  • The scored was knotted at 19 at halftime, marking just the fourth time this season UK has been tied or trailing at halftime. UK is now 2-2 when tied for trailing at the half.
  • After a Stallworth basket at the 12:24 mark of the first half and UK leading 12-6, the Wildcats went on a scoring drought of over eight minutes before a Mathies' field goal at the 3:50 mark.
  • UK's 50 points are a season low. The previous low was 51 vs. No. 1 Baylor on Nov. 13.
  • Cats are now 52-31 in games decided by 10 points or less under Coach Mitchell, including 3-1 this season.
  • UK hit 7-of-11 free throws in the game, while South Carolina was 13-of-27.
  • Kentucky has forced double-digit miscues in 137 consecutive games and is 103-34 during that span.
  • The Wildcats extended their streak of consecutive games with a triple to 312.
  • UK has had at least three players reach double figures 17 times this season.

Individual Notes

  • Redshirt sophomore point guard Jennifer O'Neill scored 17 points and made four triples tallying her ninth double digit scoring output of the year, including her sixth in SEC play.
    • She recorded 11 of her 17 points in the first half.
  • Senior guard A'dia Mathies posted 12 points, marking the 18th time in 20 games she has reached double figures this season, including 11 in a row.
  • Junior center DeNesha Stallworth recorded her 19th career double-double and her seventh this season, posting 12 points and 10 rebounds on 6-of-11 shooting.
    • Has reached double figures in 18-of-20 games, including 17 in a row.
    • Tallied her second straight double-double.