Dec. 27, 2014
Team Records, Notes
- Kentucky improves to 13-0 overall to start the season, while Louisville falls to 11-1.
- UK now leads the series 33-15
- Kentucky improved to 7-1 against Louisville under head coach John Calipari.
- Kentucky is 191-27 all-time when ranked No. 1 and has won 31 of the last 33 games as the Associated Press top-ranked team.
- Calipari has led three teams to a No. 1 ranking (Massachusetts, Memphis, Kentucky) and has a 74-9 record as the top-ranked coach, including 33-4 at UK.
- UK is 3-0 away from Rupp Arena this season.
- Saturday was UK’s first true road game of the year, making the Wildcats 1-0 this season as the away team.
- By beating Louisville by eight points, the Wildcats’ school-record run of consecutive double-digit wins to begin a season ended at 12.
- With 13 consecutive victories to begin the season, UK is off to the seventh-best start in program history.
- Kentucky will not play again until the new year. The Wildcats begin Southeastern Conference play against Ole Miss on Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. ET at Rupp Arena on the SEC Network.
- Four freshmen, Tyler Ulis, Karl-Anthony Towns, Devin Booker and Trey Lyles, combined for 39 of Kentucky’s 58 points.
- Kentucky’s starting lineup consisted of Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, Trey Lyles, Willie Cauley-Stein and Karl-Anthony for the third straight game.
- Tyler Ulis, Devin Booker, Marcus Lee and Dakari Johnson entered the game for Aaron Harrison, Andrew Harrison, Towns and Cauley-Stein with 16:26 to go in the first half, marking the first UK subs of the game.
- Aaron Harrison hit a 3-pointer with 5:23 to go in the first half, extending UK’s streak of consecutive games with at least one made 3 to 913. Kentucky entered the game with the second-longest streak in the country, behind only UNLV.
- UK held Louisville to 25.9-percent shooting, marking the eighth opponent this season the Cats have limited to less than 30 percent from the floor.
- UK has played five ranked opponents this season, and four of the five have been held to 30 percent or lower from the field.
- The Cats have held 11 of their 13 opponents to 55 points or fewer and 10 of 13 to their lowest point total of the season.
- Louisville’s 50 points was the Cardinals’ second-fewest total points in a game this year (45 vs. Cleveland State)
- With 11 opponents held to 55 or fewer this season, UK has matched a program record for opponents held to 55 or fewer in an entire season through just 13 games. It matches the record set by the 2011-12, 2004-05 and 1996-97 teams.
- With UK holding Louisville to just one assist, it marked the fewest-ever assists by a UK opponent, with immediate records available dating back to 1999-2000.
- UK blocked just three shots.
- The Wildcats have blocked 10 or more shots seven times in 13 games.
- The three blocked shots are the fewest in a game this season, and the fewest since having one block against Wisconsin on April 5, 2014 in the NCAA Tournament.
- Louisville was limited to just 18 points in the opening half. It marks the 10th time in 26 halves this season in which an opponent scored 20 or fewer points.
- Kentucky’s 22 first-half points were a season low.
- Louisville forced UK into a season-high-tying 10 first-half turnovers.
- Kentucky out-rebounded Louisville 22-18 in the first half.
- Kentucky led for the first 13:03 of the game, but never by more than four at any time.
- Four was the margin by which UK led at half.
- Louisville took its first lead of the game, 13-12, at the 6:57 mark in the first half.
- It was the only lead they would have in the entire contest, as UK retook the lead with 5:23 to go in the first half on a 3 by Aaron Harrison, and the Wildcats did not trail the remainder of the period.
- Twelve of Tyler Ulis’ UK-high 14 points came in the second half.
- Willie Cauley-Stein picked up his fourth foul with 10:13 remaining in the second half. He went to the bench after that foul and did not return until 6:05 was remaining.
- Louisville made a field goal at the 10:13 mark in the second half, and then scored its next nine points off of free throws.
- U of L went through a span of more than seven minutes between made field goals between the Montrez Harrell field goal at the 10:13 mark and a made 3-pointer by Chris Jones with 2:16 to go.
Tyler Ulis led UK with a career-high 14 points, with 12 of them coming in the second half.
- Ulis did not have any turnovers.
- Karl-Anthony Towns was UK’s second-leading scorer with 10 points, for his fifth double-figure game of the year.
- Dakari Johnson tied Towns with nine rebounds, seven of them having come on the defensive end.
- Marcus Lee blocked three shots. He was the only Wildcat to block any shots.