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Kentucky-Texas A&M Men's Basketball Postgame Notes

Kentucky-Texas A&M Men's Basketball Postgame Notes

JAN. 13, 2024


Final Score: Texas A&M 97, No. 6 Kentucky 92 (OT)


Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 12-3 on the season, ending a six-game winning streak. UK is 2-1 in the Southeastern Conference.
  • Texas A&M is 10-6 overall, 1-2 in league play.
  • UK leads the series 13-5, ending four straight wins by UK over TAMU.
    • UK leads 5-3 in games played in Bryan-College Station.
  • Next for Kentucky: UK begins a two-game homestand Wednesday as the Wildcats play host to Mississippi State. Game time is 7 p.m. and it will be televised on ESPN2.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky is 1-1 in overtime games this season, also has a win over St. Joseph’s.
  • UK scored 92 points today. The Wildcats entered the game third in the nation at 90.7 per game.
    • UK has scored at least 80 points in all but one game this season.
  • Kentucky made 15 of 39 on 3-pointers. 15 threes are the second-most of the season and 39 attempts are a season high.
  • UK had 22 assists with only 11 turnovers, a +2.0 ratio. UK entered the game third in the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio at +1.87.
  • UK won fastbreak points, 11-8. UK entered the game seventh in the nation in fastbreak points.
  • With 15 points from Dillingham and 13 from Sheppard, UK won bench points 36-26.
  • Kentucky blocked nine shots, tying the season high.

Player Notes

  • Antonio Reeves had 22 points, his seventh 20-point game of the season.
  • D.J. Wagner had 18 points, his ninth double-figure scoring game of the season and fourth in a row. He also had four assists.
  • Rob Dillingham had 15 points, including a trio of 3-pointers late in regulation that helped send the game to overtime. He also had four assists.
  • Reed Sheppard had 13 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals.
  • Playing a career-high 44 minutes, Tre Mitchell notched eight points, 13 rebounds and six assists.
    • It is his fifth straight game with double-digit rebounds and he has had at least four boards in every game this season.
  • Player a career-best 31 minutes, Ugonna Onyenso had a season-high seven points, tied his career high for rebounds with 10 and set a career best with five blocked shots.


Coach John Calipari

  • Calipari has an 844-256 (76.7%) all-time on-court record, including 399-116 (77.5%) at Kentucky.
  • Calipari is 328-66 (83.2%) at UK against unranked competition.
  • Calipari is 12-4 vs. Texas A&M.
  • Calipari is now 395-127 (75.7%) all-time in conference games, including 187-61 (75.4%) in the SEC.


In the First Half

  • Kentucky started D.J. Wagner, Antonio Reeves, Justin Edwards, Tre Mitchell and Aaron Bradshaw for the sixth game in a row. UK is 5-1 in this lineup.
  • With Bradshaw picking up two early fouls, Ugonna Onyenso was UK’s first substitution with 17:22 remaining.
  • Texas A&M led by as many as 11 points in the first half, 38-27.
  • UK rallied to take a brief lead before two foul shots gave the Aggies a 46-45 lead at half.
  • UK is now 1-2 this season when trailing at halftime.


In the Second Half

  • Kentucky began the second half with the starting lineup.
  • UK had its largest lead at 65-58 at the 12:14 mark but the game tightened quickly.
  • Tied at 76 with four minutes left, TAMU’s Wade Taylor and UK’s Dillingham each hit three 3-pointers to leave the score tied at 87 with a minute to go.
  • TAMU was called for offensive goaltending with 28 seconds remaining.
  • After a UK turnover, TAMU’s Tyrece Radford made two foul shots with 7.8 seconds left.
  • Dillingham missed a 3-pointer but Sheppard was fouled on the rebound with 0.6 seconds left. Sheppard made both shots to send it to overtime.


In the Overtime

  • TAMU scored the first five points of overtime and never trailed in the extra period.
  • UK missed all eight of its field goal attempts in overtime and didn’t score until 39 seconds left, when Sheppard was fouled on a 3-pointer and made two of three free throws.


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