Kentucky, UT-Martin postgame notes and numbers

Bam Adebayo. (Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics)

Bam Adebayo. (Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics)

Men’s Basketball Postgame Notes

UT Martin at Kentucky, Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky.

November 25, 2016
23,324 (season high)

Final Score: No. 1/1 Kentucky 111, UT Martin 76

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 6-0. UT Martin is 5-2.
  • Kentucky leads the series 2-0.
  • Kentucky sweeps the Bluegrass Showcase with a 4-0 record.
  • Kentucky travels to the Bahamas for a Monday matchup against Arizona State. The game will be televised by ESPN2 at 7 p.m. ET.

In the First Half

  • Kentucky started the lineup of Dominique Hawkins, De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk, Wenyen Gabriel and Bam Adebayo for the first time this season.
  • Monk made a 3-pointer at the 17:11 mark, extending Kentucky’s streak of 981 games with at least one 3-pointer, the longest streak in the nation.
  • Trailing 16-15, Kentucky got hot and scored on five straight possessions for a 26-18 lead.
  • The Wildcats stretched the lead to 18 points at 47-29 and settled for a 53-38 score at halftime.
  • This is the third straight game that UK scored at least 50 points in the first half. The Wildcats did a good job drawing fouls, making their first 13 free throws until missing in the final minute.

In the Second Half

  • Ahead 57-42, Kentucky put the game away with a 21-2 run. Malik Monk had a spectacular stretch during the run with back-to-back breakaway dunks, followed by a layup-and-one.
  • Kentucky built its largest lead at 48 points, 99-51.
  • Kentucky eclipsed the century mark with a layup by Sacha Killeya-Jones with 8:16 remaining, making it 101-54.

Team Notes

  • This is the fifth time in eight seasons under Coach John Calipari that the Wildcats have opened with six straight wins.
  • Kentucky has won all six games this season by at least 21 points, the first time that has happened since the 1947-48 Wildcats initiated the campaign with six wins of at least 24-point margin.
  • Six Wildcats scored in double figures, the first time this season that has been accomplished.
  • Kentucky’s 111 points is the most in the Calipari era and the most for the Wildcats since Dec. 30, 2002, when UK defeated Tennessee State 115-87.
  • Kentucky scored 100 points in back-to-back games for the first time since March 25 and 27, 1993.
  • UK shot a season-high 55.4 percent from the field today, the fourth time this season the Wildcats have made at least half their shots.
  • At one point in the second half, UK was averaging 1.55 points per possession for the game. UK finished with 1.35 points per possession.
  • Kentucky dominated the rebounding 48-26, its largest board margin of the season.
  • Kentucky had 24 assists tonight, giving the Wildcats a total of 49 in back-to-back games.
  • Kentucky is 68-6 under Calipari as The Associated Press No. 1 team. Calipari is 109-11 all-time when his team has been ranked in the top spot.
  • Kentucky has a 38-game win streak at home against teams that are not ranked in The Associated Press poll.
  • Coach John Calipari has a 668-187 (.781) on-court record, including a 223-47 (.826) mark at UK.
  • Kentucky has an all-time mark of 551-64 (.896) in Rupp Arena.
    • UK is 124-4 (.969) at Rupp Arena under Calipari.
    • The current 42-game win streak is the second-longest in arena annals.

Player Notes

  • Freshman Malik Monk had a career-high 26 points and has reached double figures in all six games this season. He also had a career-best seven assists.
  • Freshman De’Aaron Fox had another solid game with 16 points, six rebounds and five assists. He has scored in double figures all six games this season.
  • Freshman Bam Adebayo had his second double-double of the season with 15 points and 12 rebounds, career highs in both categories.
  • Freshman Wenyen Gabriel amassed a career-high 15 points, adding six rebounds.
  • Freshman Sacha Killeya-Jones had his best game as a Wildcat with 12 points and four rebounds, career highs in both categories.
  • Senior Mychal Mulder tallied 12 points, coming on 4 of 5 on 3-point shots. It is the third game in a row he has made at least three triples.
  • Senior Dominique Hawkins drew his second straight start and distributed a career-high nine assists. He also scored six points and tied a career best with four rebounds.

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