Sunday, January 31, 2016

Some Notes From Last Nights Loss At Kansas

Kentucky Men’s Basketball Postgame Notes
No. 20/19 Kentucky at No. 4/3 Kansas
Allen Fieldhouse – Lawrence, Kan.
Jan. 30, 2016
Attendance: 16,300

Final Score: Kansas 90, Kentucky 84
Team Records and Series Notes
  • Kentucky is now 16-5 on the season. Kansas is 17-4. 
    • Kentucky is 0-1 in overtime games.
  • Kentucky leads the all-time series 22-6
    • Kansas has a four-game winning streak in Lawrence. UK last won in Lawrence on Dec. 31, 1984.
    • Kansas snapped UK’s three-game winning streak in the series.
  • Kansas has won 35 games in a row inside Allen Fieldhouse.
  • Next for the Wildcats: UK travels to Tennessee on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET and it will air on ESPN.

In the First Half
  • Kentucky started with the lineup of Tyler Ulis, Isaiah Briscoe, Jamal Murray, Derek Willis and Alex Poythress for the fourth game in a row.
  • Kentucky led by six at halftime as they closed the half on an 8-2 run over the final 2:16.
  • Kentucky is now 14-2 when owning a halftime advantage. 

In the Second Half
  • Kentucky scored the first basket of the second half and took its largest lead of the game at 48-40 at the 19:39 mark.

In overtime
  • Kansas started overtime on an 8-2 run.
  • Kansas opened up a nine-point lead, 88-79, with 25 seconds remaining. It was the largest lead of the game for either team.

Team Notes
  • Kentucky’s 88 points tied the season high set on Dec. 9 vs. Eastern Kentucky.
  • Kansas scored 90 points, the most by a UK opponent this year. UK is 0-3 this year when allowing 80-plus points. UK has allowed 74-plus points in all five losses.
  • Kentucky scored 84 points, its fourth most in a game this year and most in a loss.
  • Kentucky committed a season-high 33 fouls.
  • Kansas made 30 free throws on 47 attempts, both were the most by UK opponent this year.
  • Kentucky had four players foul out for the first time since Dec. 4, 2010 at North Carolina.
  • Kentucky shot 53.2 percent from the field, UK has shot over 50 percent in three straight. UK is 10-1 this season when shooting at least 50 percent.
  • Kansas won the rebounding 42-31. UK is 1-4 this year when finishing the game at a rebounding deficit.
    • Kentucky grabbed 31 rebounds, the second fewest in a game this year (29 vs. Louisville).
  • Kansas shot .417 (8-17) from 3-point range. That’s the second most by a UK opponent this year (Ohio State .500, 9-18).
  • Kentucky extended its streak to 960 consecutive games with at least one 3-point basket.
  • Calipari has a 651-183 (.781) all-time record, including a 206-42 (.824) mark at Kentucky.

Player Notes  
  • Sophomore Tyler Ulis led UK with a career-high 26 points. He added eight assists.
    • It was Ulis’ ninth 20-point, five-assist game this season, the most at UK since at least 1972-73.
    • He is the first Wildcat with at least four assists in 14 consecutive games since Sean Woods in the 1990-91 season.
    • Ulis has nine games with at least 20 points and five assists this season, most by a Wildcat in any season with assist statistics available since 1972-73.  Kyle Macy had seven 20/5 games in 1979-80 and Jamal Mashburn had seven 20/5 games in 1992-93.
    • He made a career-high 11 field goals, on a career-high 19 attempts.
    • He played a career-high 45 minutes.
  • Senior Alex Poythress scored 13 points, grabbed eight rebounds. He added two steals, one block and an assist.
    • He tied his career-high with two steals.
    • He played a season-high 37 minutes. 
  • Freshman Isaiah Briscoe notched 12 points, four rebounds and five assists. He has reached double-figure scoring 12 times.
    • He made a career-high six free throws, on a career-high 12 attempts.
    • He played a career-high 38 minutes.
  • Freshman Jamal Murray had 15 points, his 19th consecutive double-figure game.
    • He has made at least one 3-point shot in every game this season, the first player in program history to make a triple in each of his first 21 collegiate games.
    • He tied his career-high playing 39 minutes.
  • Junior Derek Willis had six points and grabbed five rebounds.
    • He had a game-high three steals, a new career high.
    • Willis was 1 of 2 from the free-throw line. He missed free throw for the first time this year and is now 17 of 18 at the foul line this season.

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