Kentucky Men’s Basketball Postgame Notes
Georgia at No. 22/21 Kentucky
Georgia at No. 22/21 Kentucky
Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky.
Feb. 9, 2016
Final Score: Kentucky 82, Georgia 48
Team Records and Series Notes
- Kentucky is now 18-6 on the season, 8-3 in Southeastern Conference action. Georgia is 13-9 overall, 6-5 in league play.
- Kentucky leads the all-time series 120-26 and has won five in a row.
- Next for the Wildcats: UK plays at South Carolina on Saturday at noon.
In the First Half
- Kentucky started with the lineup of Tyler Ulis, Isaiah Briscoe, Jamal Murray, Derek Willis and Marcus Lee for the second straight game.
- Willis broke a 4-4 tie with a 3-pointer, extending Kentucky’s streak of 963 consecutive games with at least one long ball, and giving the Wildcats a lead they never relinquished.
- UK scored on 10 of its first 13 possessions en route to a 24-13 lead in the first eight minutes.
- The Bulldogs moved within 24-18 as the Wildcats went cold, not scoring for more than six minutes until a Skal Labissiere follow dunk.
- Georgia went the last 13 ½ minutes of the half without a field goal, missing its last 17 shots of the opening period, but staying in the game with free throws.
- Ahead 28-22, UK closed the half on a 14-2 run for a 42-24 halftime lead.
- Kentucky is now 16-3 when owning a halftime advantage.
In the Second Half
- Kentucky scored the first 10 points of the second half, extending its run to 24-2.
- Georgia’s field goal drought continued until Charles Mann tallied a layup with 15:40 on the clock. Georgia went 17:57 between field goals, missing 22 shots in that span.
- UK limited Georgia to 48 points, the Wildcats’ best defensive performance of the season.
- UK is 129-5 (.963) under Calipari when holding the opponent to 63 or fewer points.
- UK is 62-0 under Coach Cal when limiting opponents to 55 or fewer.
- Georgia shot 22 percent from the field. The last time UK held an opponent under 30 percent was vs. West Virginia (24.1 percent) in the 2015 NCAA Tournament.
- Kentucky shot 51.8 percent from the field. It is the 13th time this season, and fifth time in the last six games, that the Wildcats have made at least 50 percent from the field.
- Kentucky had only seven turnovers, just one shy of its season low. UK won points off TOs 15-2.
- Calipari has a 653-184 (.780) all-time record, including a 208-44 (.825) mark at Kentucky.
- Calipari is 116-4 (.967) in Rupp Arena. Calipari has the two longest win streaks in Rupp Arena history – 54 and the current streak of 34.
- Freshman Jamal Murray had 24 points, including 6-of-10 on 3-point shots.
- It is his ninth game this season with at least 20 points.
- It is his 22nd consecutive double-figure scoring 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 24 collegiate games.
- His 24 consecutive games with a made 3-pointer are the most since Darius Miller made at least one from long range in 25 consecutive games during the 2010-11 season.
- Sophomore Tyler Ulis had 14 points and eight assists.
- He is the first Wildcat with at least four assists in 17 consecutive games since Roger Harden had 17 straight games in the 1985-86 season.
- Junior Derek Willis notched 11 points. It is his eighth double-figure scoring game of the season.
- Junior Marcus Lee had four points and two rebounds.
- Lee made both field goal attempts tonight and is 7-on-7 over the last four games.
- Freshman Skal Labissiere had six points and led the Wildcats with seven rebounds. It is the first time this season he has led the team in rebounding.