Men’s Basketball Postgame Notes
Georgia at Kentucky, Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky.
January 31, 2017
Final Score: #8/6 Kentucky 90, Georgia 81 F/OT
Team Records and Series Notes
• Kentucky is 18-4 overall while Georgia dropped to 13-9.
o Kentucky is now 8-1 in the Southeastern Conference, and remains tied in first place with South Carolina.
o Georgia dropped to 4-5 in the SEC.
• Kentucky now leads the series 123-26, including 60-5 in Lexington.
o The Wildcats have won seven in a row against the Bulldogs.
• Next for Kentucky: the Wildcats will play at No. 24/23 Florida on Saturday night at 9 p.m. ET in the ESPN Primetime Game of the Week. College GameDay will also be in Gainesville at 11 a.m. ET on ESPN marking the second week in a row UK has played at the GameDay site.
In the First Half
• Kentucky started the lineup of Isaiah Briscoe, Derek Willis, Malik Monk, Isaac Humphries and Bam Adebayo for the first time this season. UK is 11-4 with this lineup.
o De’Aaron Fox missed his first game of the season due to illness.
o Isaac Humpries’ made his first start of the season.
o Three players missed the game with an illness, Fox, Sacha Killyea-Jones and Mychal Mulder.
• Georgia scored the first 12 points of the game in just 3:11 to take the early lead.
• Wenyen Gabriel scored UK’s first basket with 16:31 remaining in the first half.
o It was Gabriel’s fifth time this season scoring UK’s first basket of the game.
• Kentucky tied the game at 29-29 with 48.3 seconds left to go in the first half at that scoreline.
o The 29 points were the lowest offensive output by Kentucky this season in any half.
o UK’s previous low was 30 at Louisville on Dec. 21, 2016.
o Kentucky finished the half on a 13-3 run over the final 5:25 of the half.
• UK had a 13-0 edge in second-chance points stemming from a 22-15 edge on the glass, including 11-3 in offensive rebounds.
• Briscoe and Gabriel led Kentucky in scoring with seven points each.
• Georgia’s largest lead of the half was 14 points, when it led 19-5 with 14:07 to go in the period.
In the Second Half
• UK took its first lead of the game at 33-31 on an Isaiah Briscoe lay-up in transition with 18:16 to go.
• Kentucky made five out of six field-goal attempts, including four Monk 3s, forcing UGA into its first timeout of the half with UK leading 50-44.
• Monk and Briscoe scored 35 of UK’s first 39 points in the second half.
• Georgia came back to tie the game at 70-70 with 3:47 to go in the game after being down as much as eight, and force UK into a timeout.
• After a missed free throw by UGA, Malik Monk scored the game-tying jump shot from the left wing with eight seconds to go in the game and send it into overtime.
• UK scored the first five points of the period, including Malik Monk’s sixth 3-pointer of the game.
• After four-straight UGA points to make it 82-81, the Wildcats went on a 5-0 run thanks to a Malik Monk 3 and Adebayo’s alley-oop dunk to force UGA into a timeout leading 87-81 with 1:42 remaining.
• Kentucky held UGA scoreless for the final 3:10 of the overtime session – an 8-0 run to finish.
• UK outscored UGA 14-5 in the period.
• Kentucky snapped a two-game losing streak.
o UK has never lost three games in a row under John Calipari.
• Calipari has a 680-191 (.781) on-court record, including a 235-51 (.822) mark at UK.
• Kentucky has an all-time mark of 557-66 (.894) in Rupp Arena.
o UK is 130-6 (.956) at Rupp Arena under John Calipari.
• The last time UK trailed by at least 14 and came back and won was when it beat Miami (Ohio) 72-70 on Nov. 16, 2009. Kentucky trailed by 18 in the first half of that game.
o That was the second game of the Calipari era.
• This was UK’s first overtime game since the 2016 SEC Tournament Championship vs. Texas A&M in Nashville.
o This was Kentucky’s first SEC regular-season game go overtime since Feb. 20, 2016 – a 79-77 loss at Texas A&M.
• This was the first time a UK SEC regular-season game in Rupp Arena reached overtime since Jan. 6, 2015 – an 89-86 win over Ole Miss.
• Freshman Malik Monk scored 37 points, continuing his streak of double-figure scoring in every game (22) this season.
• He notched his fifth game with at least five made 3-pointers this season.
• His 37 points are the second-most ever by a freshman.
• His 47-point game vs. North Carolina in December was the only better output.
• He scored 20 or more points for the 13th time this season.
• He has scored 25 or more points in seven games this year – a single-season record in the Calipari era.
• He tallied his third game with 30 or more points this season, tying Jamal Murray for the most by a freshman in school history.
• He scored eight of Kentucky’s 14 points in the overtime session, including two 3s.
• He made 10 of his 12 free throws, career highs for most makes and attempts from the line.
• Sophomore Isaiah Briscoe had 23 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, coming up just two assists shy of his second triple-double of the season.
• He recorded his third double-double of the season, and fifth of his career.
• He notched a double-double in two of the last three games overall, and two-straight in SEC play.
• He made 11 of 15 free throws, setting his career high for made free throws.
• His previous high was seven made free throws vs. Arkansas in January.
• He played a career-high 45 minutes.
• Briscoe has grabbed 33 rebounds over the last three games.
• Freshman Bam Adebayo scored 12 points, as the third-leading scorer for UK in the game.
• He played the last 17:33 minutes of the game with four fouls to his name.
• He grabbed five rebounds.
• Sophomore Isaac Humphries scored four points in his first start of the 2016-17 season.
• He grabbed seven rebounds, two off his season high of nine.
• Tuesday marked ESPN play-by-play announcer Brent Musburger’s final game working for the network.
o He was honored on the court with a framed jersey. The jersey had No. 50 denoting the number of years Musburger has worked in broadcasting.
o Musburger served as the “Y” in the Kentucky spell-out as well.