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UK-North Carolina postgame notes, numbers

Men’s Basketball Postgame Notes

Kentucky vs. North Carolina, T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas

Dec. 17, 2016
Attendance:
19,298

Final Score: No. 6/7 Kentucky 103, No. 7/6 North Carolina 100                                                      

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 10-1. North Carolina is 10-2
  • UNC leads the all-time series 23-15
  • UK has won four of the last five in the series
  • Kentucky is 4-0 in neutral-site games this season. All of UK’s games away from Rupp Arena have been at neutral sites thus far
  • Kentucky will play the third of a four-game stretch away from home at Louisville on Wednesday. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. on ESPN

 

In the First Half

  • Kentucky started the lineup of Isaiah Briscoe, De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk, Wenyen Gabriel and Bam Adebayo for the fifth time this season. That lineup improved to 4-1
  • Kentucky won the tip and opened the scoring on a Monk jumper 11 seconds in
  • Monk made a 3-pointer at the 18:18 mark, extending Kentucky’s streak of 3-pointers to 986 consecutive games, the longest streak in the nation
  • North Carolina’s largest lead was three points, 8-5, at the 17:12 mark
  • Monk scored 27 first-half points
  • He scored more than any Wildcat has scored in a half this season
  • His 27 points tied Jamal Murray for the most by a Wildcat in the Calipari era in any half
  • It was the most in the first half by a Wildcat in the Calipari era
  • Murray scored 27 in the second half against Ohio State last season – also in the CBS Sports Classic
  • Kentucky scored more than 50 points in the first half for the fifth time in 11 games
  • Kentucky led by as many as 12 at the 7:39 mark of the first half

 

In the Second Half

  • North Carolina tied the game for the first time in the second half at 95-95
  • The Tar Heels took their first lead of the second half at 98-95
  • Kentucky answered with a 3-pointer by Monk with 1:21 remaining
  • UNC went ahead by two with 47 seconds remaining before Monk’s eighth 3-pointer of the game pushed the Cats in front 101-100 with 22 seconds to go
  • Fox sealed the win with a pair of free throws with less than two seconds to go. UNC’s last second shot would not fall

Team Notes

  • Kentucky scored 103 points, the most Kentucky has ever scored against UNC in a win. The previous most came in a 100-80 win on Dec. 9, 1963
  • The most UK ever scored against UNC came in a 121-110 loss on Dec. 27, 1989
  • Calipari has a 672-188 (.781) on-court record, including a 227-48 (.825) mark at UK
  • Kentucky shot 56 percent from the field, marking the seventh time in 11 games the Cats made more than half of their shots
  • UK had 19 assists on 40 made baskets. UK finished an assist shy of topping the 20-assist plateau for the sixth time this year
  • UK topped the 100-point plateau for the fourth time this season. It ties the most 100-point games in the Calipari era as the 2009-10 team also achieved the feat
  • The lead changed hands six times and there was an equal number of ties. The six lead changes were the most in a game this season for UK
  • Kentucky led for 32:41 in the game, while UNC led for just 3:43

 

Player Notes  

  • Freshman Malik Monk scored a Kentucky freshman record 47 points
  • Monk tied Dan Issel for the sixth-most points ever by a Wildcat in a single game
  • Issel did it Feb. 23, 1970 in a win at Alabama
  • Monk’s 47 points were the most a Wildcat has scored in a game since Jodie Meeks recorded the single-game record of 54 points at Tennessee on Jan. 18, 2009
  • He’s the only player in the Calipari era to score more than 40 points in a game
  • He became the eighth player in the Calipari era to eclipse 30 points
  • He has reached double figures in all 11 games this season
  • He scored 20-plus points for the seventh time overall and has reached that threshold in six of the last seven
  • He’s the first player to score 10 or more in 11 consecutive games since Jamal Murray scored 10 or more in 34 consecutive games
  • Knocked down eight 3-pointers and has made at least one 3-pointer in all 11 games this season
  • He has hit four or more from long range in five games
  • Freshman De’Aaron Fox scored a career-high 24 points and had 10 assists
  • He notched his team-best fourth double-double
  • He has led the team in assists in nine of 11 outings
  • Freshman Bam Adebayo scored 13 points and added a team-high seven rebounds
  • He has scored in double figures in eight consecutive games and nine of his last 10
  • He’s led the team in rebounding in a team-high six games
  • Sophomore Isaiah Briscoe logged 10 points and added seven rebounds and four assists.
  • He has scored in double digits in all nine games he has played

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