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Kentucky-Indiana postgame notes and numbers

  • Kentucky Men’s Basketball Postgame Notes
    Indiana vs. Kentucky, NCAA Tournament Second Round – East Region
    Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa
    March 19, 2016
Attendance: 16,824

    Final Score: #5 Indiana 73, #4 Kentucky 67

    Team Records and Series Notes
    • Kentucky ended the season 27-9. Indiana improved to 27-7.
    • Kentucky leads the all-time series 32-25.
    • Kentucky leads the series 3-2 in NCAA Tournament games.
    • Kentucky is ranked No. 10/13 in the Associated Press and USAToday Coaches polls. Indiana is ranked No. 14/12.

    NCAA Tournament Notes
    • Kentucky made its national-record 55th NCAA Tournament.
    • UK owns a 121-49 record all-time in NCAA action.
    • This was Kentucky’s fourth time as a No. 4-seed. Kentucky is 7-3 in the NCAA Tournament as a No. 4 seed.
    • The Wildcats are 1-1 in No. 4 vs. No. 5 games.
    • Kentucky is 23-5 in NCAA Tournament games under the direction of John Calipari.
    • This was the first time in Calipari’s six NCAA Tournament appearances with Kentucky that the Wildcats didn’t advance to at least the Elite Eight.
    • Calipari’s teams had made at least the Sweet 16 in nine-straight NCAA Tournament appearances

    In the First Half
    • Kentucky started with the lineup of Tyler Ulis, Jamal Murray, Isaiah Briscoe, Alex Poythress and Skal Labissiere for the 10th time this year and seventh game in a row. UK finished 8-2 with that lineup.
    • Kentucky began the game on a 9-2 run over the opening 3:25.
    • Indiana went on a run from there, taking a 10-9 lead at the 14:07 mark.
    • Kentucky nursed a narrow advantage for much of the half, but Indiana tied the game at 30-30 with 1:29 to play. Indiana took the lead, 32-30, with 0:40 to play.
    • Indiana took a 33-32 lead into halftime.
    • Kentucky trailed at halftime for the sixth time this season.

    In the Second Half
    • Indiana scored the first five points of the second half to open up a 38-32 lead and force a UK timeout with 18:32 to play.
    • Kentucky then hit back-to-back 3s and added a Poythress layup to take a 40-38 lead.
    • Indiana scored eight unanswered points after the under-eight media timeout.
    • IU opened up a 10-point lead, 62-52, with 4:10 to play.
    • UK got as close as a 67-69 deficit with 0:11 to play, but Indiana made free throws to close out the game.
    Team Notes
    • Kentucky’s 67 points was tied for the second fewest UK has scored in a game this year. UK lost all five of the games in which it scored 70 or fewer.
    • Kentucky finished with a season-low tying eight assists.
    • Coach John Calipari has a 662-187 (.780) all-time record, including a 217-47 (.822) mark at Kentucky.

    Player Notes
    • Sophomore Tyler Ulis scored 27, had three assists and two steals.
    • He now has 246 assists this season which is the UK single-season record.
    • His school-record streak of 29 consecutive games with at least four assists came to a close.
    • Ulis’ 27 points were three shy of his career high. His four best single-game point totals this season came vs. ranked opponents.
    • In seven games vs. ranked opponents this season, Ulis averaged 24.4 points on 54.2 percent shooting, 7.6 assists with a 3.8 assist-to-turnover ratio. He also averaged 2.0 steals in those games. He shot 43.9 percent from 3-point range in those games.
    • Freshman Jamal Murray had 16 points, adding seven rebounds and four assists.
    • He concluded his freshman season with the UK freshman scoring record, now standing at 720 points.
    • It was his 33rd consecutive double-figure scoring game.
    • He scored at least eight points in all 36 games this season, extending his school-record for most consecutive games with eight or more points at the start of a career.
    • His 36-straight games with a made 3 is the school record (regardless of if the streak spanned more than one season).
    • He made at least one 3-point shot in every game this season, the first player in Kentucky history to make a triple in each of his first 36 collegiate games.
    • It’s also a school record for most consecutive games with a 3 to begin a season, regardless of year in school.
    • He finished with 113 3-pointers this season, most ever by a Southeastern Conference freshman.
    • His 113 3-pointers are the second-most by a freshman in NCAA history. The national freshman record is 122 by Stephen Curry of Davidson in 2006-07.
    • With just one made 3-pointer, he ended a streak of making at least two in 17 straight games.
    • He averaged 20.0 points per game this season, the most any player has averaged at UK in the Calipari era.
    • Overshadowed by his prolific scoring, the 6-4 Murray became an aggressive rebounder. He had seven rebounds today and 52 rebounds over the last eight games, averaging 6.5 boards per game during that span.
    • Freshman Isaiah Briscoe scored seven points.
    • He went 3 of 3 from the free-throw line, and shot 100 percent (6 of 6) from the line in two NCAA Tournament games.

     

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