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Hoops Powers Through Alabama

  • Written by UK Athletics

Kentucky-Alabama Postgame Notes. Kentucky 87, Alabama 70.

 

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky improves to 14-1, 2-0 SEC, while Alabama falls to 10-5, 0-2 SEC.
  • UK begins conference play at 2-0 for the second straight season.
  • UK returns to action on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. EST vs. No. 24/22 Texas A&M in Memorial Coliseum. The game will be televised on the UK IMG Sports Network and FSN South.
  • Kentucky is in its 39th year of varsity play and owns an overall record of 670-472 (.587).
  • UK is 147-216 all-time in SEC play.
  • Head coach Matthew Mitchell is in his sixth year and ranks third on the all-time wins list (128-57) and first in winning percentage (.692).
  • Mitchell is now 50-28 in SEC games (regular season only).
  • UK is now 20-19 in SEC road games under Mitchell.
  • Kentucky has extended its school-record winning streak to 13 games. Duke is the only other team in the country on a 13-game win streak.
  • UK is now 23-16 all-time against Alabama.
  • UK is now 8-10 all-time when playing in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
  • Mitchell is 6-1 all-time vs. the Crimson Tide.


Team/Game Notes

  • UK's starting lineup featured A'dia Mathies, Bria Goss, Jennifer O'Neill, Samarie Walker and DeNesha Stallworth for the ninth straight game. The Cats are now 11-0 with that lineup.
  • Kentucky is now 291-20 overall and 45-2 in the Matthew Mitchell era when scoring 80 or more points.
  • UK had five players score in double figures for the third time this season.
  • The Cats had two players record double-doubles in the same game for the fourth time this season.
  • Three Wildcats recorded double-digit rebounds in the same game for the second time this season (Morehead State 11/23/12).
  • With UK leading 63-54 at the 6:39 mark, the Cats went on a 20-9 run over the next four-plus minutes to extend their advantage to 83-63.
  • Kentucky outrebounded Alabama 54-30 in the game, tying its second-largest rebounding margin of the year.
  • The Wildcats extended their streak of consecutive games with a triple to 307.
  • Kentucky forced 16 turnovers and has forced double-digit miscues in 132 consecutive games.
  • The Cats are now 99-33 during that span.


Individual Notes

  • Senior guard A'dia Mathies scored 17 points and tied a career high with five 3-pointers. She previously hit five against Arkansas on Jan. 5, 2012.
  • Scored all 17 of her points in the second half after going scoreless and playing just seven minutes in the first half due to foul trouble.
  • The preseason SEC Player of the Year has reached double figures in 13 of 15 games this season, including six in a row.
  • Became the first Wildcat to hit the 200-point mark this season.
  • First Wildcat to hit five 3-pointers in a game since Keyla Snowden hit five vs. Gonzaga in the NCAA last season on March 25, 2012.
  • Junior center DeNesha Stallworth recorded her 17 overall career and fifth double-double at UK with a team-high 19 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Tallied 15 of her 19 points in the second half.
  • Hit 8-of-8 from the charity stripe.
  • Has reached double figures in 13 of 15 games, including 12 in a row.
  • Junior forward Samarie Walker posted her eighth career and fifth double-double of the season with 15 points and 13 rebounds on 6-of-8 shooting from the floor.
  • Redshirt sophomore point guard Jennifer O'Neill posted double figures for the fifth time this season, including fourth straight with 11 points.
  • Scored seven in the decisive second half.
  • Dished out a career-high tying five assists.
  • Hit 4-of-4 from the charity stripe.
  • Sophomore guard Bria Goss charted double figures for the ninth time this year, including second straight with 12 points.
  • Equaled a career-high four assists.
  • Hit 5-of-5 from the free-throw line.
  • Senior forward Brittany Henderson came off the bench to play a season-high 23 minutes, while grabbing a season-best 11 rebounds.

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