Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Some Notes From Kentucky's Disappointing Loss To Louisville

Men’s Basketball Postgame Notes
Kentucky at Louisville, KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky.
Dec. 21, 2016

Final Score: No. 10/11 Louisville 73, No. 6/5 Kentucky 70
Team Records and Series Notes
  • Kentucky is 10-2. Louisville is 11-1
    • This was the 50th meeting between the schools
    • Kentucky leads the all-time series 34-16
    • Kentucky is 12-9 at Louisville
    • Louisville snapped Kentucky’s four-game winning streak in the series
    • UK fell to 8-2 vs. Louisville in the John Calipari era
      • Both losses came at Louisville
  • This was Kentucky’s first true road game of the year. The Wildcats are 4-1 away from Rupp Arena
  • Kentucky will begin the Southeastern Conference portion of the schedule on Dec. 29 at Ole Miss. Tipoff is slated for 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2

In the First Half
  • Kentucky started the lineup of Isaiah Briscoe, De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk, Wenyen Gabriel and Bam Adebayo for the sixth time this season. That lineup dropped to 4-2
  • Kentucky won the tip and but both neither team scored on their first two possessions
  • Fox made a 3-pointer at the 14:52 mark, extending Kentucky’s streak of 3-pointers to 987 consecutive games, the longest streak in the nation
  • U of L went on a 10-0 run to take a 24-20 lead. Derek Willis made a baseline jumper at the 8:32 mark to end the run and bring UK within two
  • Louisville extended the lead to 15-2 to take a 29-22 lead at the 6:39 mark
  • From there Kentucky went on a 9-0 run over the next 1:55 to take a two-point lead
  • Kentucky led 40-39 at halftime
  • Kentucky’s largest first-half lead was by six at the 13:06 mark. Louisville’s largest lead was by seven at the 6:39 mark
  • The score was tied five times and the lead changed four times

In the Second Half
  • Louisville started the second half on an 8-3 run over the first 4:24
  • With Kentucky ahead 57-53, Louisville went on an 8-0 run to take a 61-57 lead and force Calipari to take timeout at the 5:33 mark
  • Kentucky cut the deficit to one, 71-70 on a Malik Monk 3-pointer at the 00:12 mark, but got no closer
Team Notes
  • Calipari has a 672-189 (.780) on-court record, including a 227-49 (.822) mark at UK
  • The lead changed hands nine times and there were 10 ties. The nine lead changes were the most in a game this season for UK
  • Kentucky’s 70 points were one more than the Wildcats’ season low of 69 against Michigan State on Nov. 15. Kentucky scored 80 or more in every other game this year
  • Kentucky tied their season-low 23 field goals made – also against Michigan State
  • Kentucky attempted a season-low 58 field goals
  • Kentucky’s 10 assists tied its season low
Player Notes  
  • Freshman De’Aaron Fox scored a team-high 21 points
    • He scored more than 20 points for the fourth time this season
    • He tied Isaiah Briscoe for the team-high with three assists and has led the team in assists in 10 of 12 outings
  • Freshman Bam Adebayo scored 11 points and added a game-high nine rebounds
    • He has scored in double figures in nine consecutive games and 10 of his last 11
    • He’s led the team in rebounding in a team-high seven games
  • Freshman Malik Monk scored 16 points
    • He has reached double figures in all 12 games this season
    • He’s the first player to score 10 or more in 12 consecutive games since Jamal Murray scored 10 or more in 34 consecutive games.
    • Knocked down a 3-pointer late and has made at least one 3-pointer in every game this season
      1. His one made 3 tied his season low
  • Sophomore Isaiah Briscoe logged eight points and added five rebounds and three assists
    1. He failed to reach double-digits scoring for the first time this year
  • Freshman Wenyen Gabriel grabbed seven rebounds
    1. He’s snatched at least four rebounds in 10 straight

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