Friday, December 4, 2015

Here Are Some Depressing Notes From Last Nights UCLA Game

Final Score: UCLA 87, Kentucky 77
Team Records and Series Notes
  • Kentucky is 7-1 on the season. UCLA is 5-3.
  • Kentucky returns to Rupp Arena on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The game will be telecast on ESPN2.

Game Notes
  • Kentucky started with the lineup of Tyler Ulis, Isaiah Briscoe, Jamal Murray, Marcus Lee and Skal Labissiere.
  • Isiah Briscoe opened the scoring 28 seconds into the game with a made jumper, but UCLA scored the next nine points.
  • Kentucky closed the deficit to 22-21 at the 7:59 mark in the first half.
  • UCLA led by as many as 11 in the first half and was up by eight at halftime.
  • UCLA never trailed in the second half and opened up its largest lead (15) at the 13:08 mark in the second half.
  • UCLA led for 38:10 of game time. Kentucky entered the game having trailed a total of 17:50 in seven games.

Team Notes
  • Kentucky lost a regular-season game for the first time since March 8, 2014, ending a streak of 38 consecutive regular-season wins.
  • Calipari has a 642-179 (.782) all-time record, including a 197-39 (.835) mark at Kentucky.  
  • Jamal Murray made a 3-pointer at the 16:46 mark of the opening half, extending UK’s streak of games with a made 3-pointer to 947, the second-longest streak in the nation. 
  • Kentucky made eight 3-pointers, a season high.
    • UK’s 25 3-point attempts was also a season high.
  • Kentucky committed 27 fouls, a season high.
  • UCLA’s 87 points were the most Kentucky has allowed this year. 
    • The pervious opponent’s high was 65 vs. Albany in the opener.
  • UCLA shot 53 percent from the field (28 of 53), marking the first time this season a UK opponent shot better than 50 percent.
    • UCLA’s 45-percent shooting performance from 3-point range was also a season best by a UK opponent.
  • UCLA 34 free-throw attempts were the most by a UK opponent this year.

Notes on the No. 1 Ranking
  • UK owns an all-time record of 218-28 (.886) as the nation’s top-ranked team.
  • UK is 66-6 (.916) under Calipari when ranked No. 1 and the Wildcats have been in the No. 1 slot in five of the seven years of Calipari’s term in Lexington.
  • Calipari is 107-11 (.906) all-time as the head coach of the AP’s No. 1 team.

Player Notes

  • Freshman Isaiah Briscoe had a career-high 20 points – the second game in a row in which he scored a career high.
    • His 20 points was a team high.
  • Sophomore Tyler Ulis, who missed the last game with an elbow injury, dished a career-high nine assists.
    • He added nine points in 38 minutes of action.
  • Freshman Jamal Murray notched 17 points, his sixth consecutive double-figure game.
    • He grabbed five rebounds, one off his career high.
  • Junior Derek Willis scored 11 points in 14 minutes.
    • The point total was three off his career high, set against Albany.
    • He grabbed a career-high six rebounds, tying freshman Isaac Humphries for the team high.
  • Junior Marcus Lee left the game at the 15:39 mark with a head injury and did not return.

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