Men's Basketball

Men’s Basketball Postgame Notes
Kentucky at Alabama, Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Feb. 11, 2017
Attendance: 15,383

Final Score: #15/12 Kentucky 67, Alabama 58


Team Records and Series Notes

• Kentucky is 20-5 overall, 10-2 in the Southeastern Conference. Alabama is 14-10, 7-5 in the league
o Kentucky has won at least 20 games for nine-straight seasons, eight of which came under John Calipari’s direction
        o Calipari secured a 23rd consecutive on-court 20-win season – more than any other current active coach
• Kentucky leads the series 109-37, 31-23 in Tuscaloosa
o Kentucky has won seven in a row in the series
• Kentucky has won two in a row for the first time since winning seven straight to begin the SEC slate
• Next for Kentucky: the Wildcats have their first rematch of the season Tuesday against Tennessee in Rupp Arena. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on ESPN

In the First Half

• Kentucky started the lineup of Isaiah Briscoe, De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk, Wenyen Gabriel and Bam Adebayo for the 17th time this season. UK is 13-4 with this lineup
• Monk scored eight of Kentucky’s first 12 points
• Trailing 7-4, Kentucky scored 10 straight to open up a 14-7 lead at the 12:49 mark
• Monk’s 3-pointer from the right wing at the 15:26 mark, extended UK’s streak of consecutive games with a triple to 1,000
o Kentucky is the first school to make a 3 in 1,000 straight games
o The streak began Nov. 28, 1988, in a 89-71 win vs. California
o Kentucky currently has a 771-229 record during its streak of consecutive games with a made 3-pointer
• Kentucky closed the first half on a 7-1 run over the last 2:35
• UK held Bama without a field goal over the last 4:10 of the first half
• UK held Alabama to 20 points in the first half, the fewest in the first half by a UK opponent this year. The previous low was 23 by Duquesne
o Bama’s 20 first-half points were the fewest in any half by a UK opponent this year. Michigan State scored 22 in the second half – the previous low

In the Second Half

• UK led by 18 at the 15:18 mark
• Alabama cut UK’s lead to 50-43 with 4:42 to play
• Alabama trimmed the UK lead to six at 55-49 with 2:39 to play, and again at 57-51 with 1:42 to play, but got no closer with a Briscoe layup at the 2:08 mark and a Derek Willis 3-pointer with 1:18 remaining as key moments in stemming the bleeding

Team Notes

• UK is now 206-4 (.981) under Calipari in games leading by at least 10 points
• The Wildcats are 140-5 when limiting the opponent to 63 points or less under Coach Cal
• After losing the rebounding battle at Florida, the Wildcats have bounced back by winning the rebounding margin in each of the last two, +3 at 41-38 tonight, after a +14 Tuesday vs. LSU
• Calipari has a 682-192 (.780) on-court record, including a 237-52 (.820) mark at UK
• Kentucky’s 67 points were its second fewest of the season (66 at Florida)
• UK made three of 15 3-point attempts, a 20 percent output that was its second worst of the season (1 of 9 – 11 percent at Vanderbilt)
• UK made 10 of 18 free throws – both season lows
• Kentucky held Alabama to 58 points, tying Texas A&M for second fewest by a UK opponent this season
o Michigan State scored 48
• Alabama’s three made 3-pointers were the fewest by a UK opponent this season
• Alabama’s four assists were the fewest by a UK opponent this season
o The last time UK limited an opponent to four assists was against Bama on March 11, 2016 in the SEC Tournament
• Alabama is the only UK opponent not to block a shot this year
• Kentucky committed 27 fouls tying the season high (vs. Hofstra)

Player Notes  

• Freshman Malik Monk tallied 17 points, continuing his streak of double-figure scoring in every game this season
• Sophomore Isaiah Briscoe produced his fourth double-double of the season, and the sixth of his career
• He scored 11 and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds
• Tied De’Aaron Fox for the team lead with four double-doubles this season
• Freshman Bam Adebayo had 14 points and seven rebounds in 28 minutes
• He fouled out at the 6:02 mark
• He fouled out for the second time this season
• Freshman Wenyen Gabriel tied his career-high with three rejections
• He blocked three shots for the third time this season
• Gabriel added six rebounds
• Sophomore Isaac Humphries had four points
• UK is 19-0 this season when Humphries scores
• Senior Dominique Hawkins finished with five points on 2 of 3 shooting
• He had three assists, no turnovers and added two steals, tying Fox and Monk for the team high
• His two steals tied his season high, having done that three times now

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