Kentucky-Ole Miss Postgame Notes

Feb. 28, 2013

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky improves to 24-4, 12-3 SEC, while Ole Miss falls to 9-19, 2-13 SEC.
  • UK returns to action on Sunday, March 3 vs. No. 8 Tennessee in Memorial Coliseum. The game is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. EST and will be televised on ESPNU. It will mark the final home game for seniors A'dia Mathies and Brittany Henderson.
  • Kentucky is in its 39th year of varsity play and owns an overall record of 680-475 (.589).
    • UK is 157-219 all-time in SEC play.
  • With the win, head coach Matthew Mitchell earned his 138th career victory and ties Terry Hall as the all-time winningest coach at UK (138-60). His winning percentage of.697 is first.
  • Mitchell is now 60-31 in SEC games (regular season only).
  • UK is 25-21 in SEC road games under Mitchell.
    • The Wildcats have won six SEC road games this season which ties the school record of six set in 2005-06.
  • Kentucky is now 14-20 all-time vs. Ole Miss, including 6-11 when playing in Oxford, Miss.
    • UK has won six out of the last seven, including four in a row.
    • The 25-point win is the largest margin of victory over Ole Miss in Oxford.

Team/Game Notes

  • UK's starting lineup featured A'dia Mathies, Kastine Evans, Jennifer O'Neill, Samarie Walker and Brittany Henderson for the first time this season.
    • Henderson earned her 38th career start and first since last season at Tennessee (2/13/12).
    • Junior DeNesha Stallworth did not travel and missed a game for the first this season with flu-like symptoms.
  • Kentucky outrebounded the Rebels 57-38, including 35-17 in the first half.
    • Most rebounds in SEC play this season.
    • Highest rebounding advantage since +26 vs. Mississippi State on Jan. 17.
  • UK held Ole Miss to just 18 first-half points, the lowest by an SEC opponent this year.
    • The 19-point halftime lead was the largest since a 30-point lead vs. Auburn on Jan. 20.
  • The Cats connected on six 3-pointers which totals 190 and moves them up to No. 2 on UK's single season 3-pointers made list.
  • Kentucky had two blocks which totals 143 and moves the Cats to No. 3 on UK's single season blocks list.
  • The Cats are now 20-0 when scoring 90 or more points under Mitchell.
  • Kentucky forced 21 turnovers and has forced double-digit miscues in 145 consecutive games. The Cats are 109-36 during that span.
  • The Wildcats extended their streak of consecutive games with a triple to 320.
  • Ten of the 11 available players for Kentucky scored at least four points, while all 11 players grabbed at least one rebound. All 11 players also played at least 12 minutes.
  • UK outscored Ole Miss 23-6 in points off turnovers and 21-9 in second-chance points.

Individual Notes

  • Senior guard A'dia Mathies scored 20 points for the second consecutive game, marking the seventh time she has scored 20 or more points on the season, all of which have come in SEC play.
    • Has reached double-figures in 26-of-28 games, including 19 in a row.
    • With eight made field goals in the game, Mathies moves up to No. 4 all-time on UK's career list with 664, passing Sarah Elliot (657, 2005-08).
    • Has played in 132 career games, tying her for third on UK's career list with Samantha Mahoney and Sarah Elliott (2005-08).
    • Charted two steals, giving her 299 and one steal shy of becoming just the third player in school history with 300 or more steals.
  • Junior forward Samarie Walker recorded her 11th double-figure rebounding game with a game-high 13 boards, while scoring nine points.
    • Recorded two blocks, giving her 46 this season which ties her for seventh on the single season list.
  • Freshman point guard Janee Thompson scored 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting and tied a season-high with three assists.
    • Has reached double figures three times this season, the first since scoring 13 at No. 7/6 Louisville (12/2/12).
  • Sophomore guard Bria Goss tallied 10 points off the bench, marking the 15th time she has reached double figures this year.
  • Junior Kastine Evans equaled season highs with five rebounds and two assists.