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UK-Ole Miss postgame notes, numbers

UK fan Ashley Judd showed up at Ole Miss Thursday as did actor Morgan Freeman. (Keith Taylor Photo)

Men’s Basketball Postgame Notes
Kentucky at Ole Miss, The Pavilion, Oxford, Miss.
Dec. 29, 2016
Attendance: 9,086
 
Final Score: No. 8/8 Kentucky 99, Ole Miss 76
                                                         
Team Records and Series Notes
• Kentucky is 11-2 (1-0 Southeastern Conference). Ole Miss is 9-4 (0-1 SEC)
◦ Kentucky leads the all-time series 105-13
▪ The Wildcats have won eight in a row
▪ The two teams played each other in their Southeastern Conference opener for the third season in a row
◦ Kentucky is 28-10 at Ole Miss
▪ John Calipari is 13-4 against Ole Miss
• This was Kentucky’s fourth consecutive game away from Rupp Arena, and second-straight true road game. The Wildcats are 5-1 away from Rupp Arena, and 1-1 in true road games
• Kentucky will play its SEC home opener on Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET 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 seventh time this season. That lineup improved to 5-2
• Monk made a 3-pointer at the 17:10 mark, extending Kentucky’s streak of 3-pointers to 988 consecutive games, the longest streak in the nation
• The Wildcats started the game shooting 7 of 9 from the floor, getting out to a 17-7 start by the 16:01 mark
• Kentucky’s backcourt of Monk (8), Briscoe (6), and Fox (8) combined to score 22 of Kentucky’s first 36 points
• Kentucky entered the game with a season-high of 21 fast break points in a single game. The Wildcats scored 18 in transition in the first half
• The Wildcats’ 60 first-half points were the most in the Calipari era, and the third-most points in any half
• The Wildcats shot a single-half season high 63 percent in the first half half. The previous best in a half this year was 55.4 percent

In the Second Half
• Ole Miss cut the deficit to 16 points, at 79-63 as late as 6:53 remaining
• Out of a timeout at that mark Kentucky went on a 6-0 run to extend its lead to 85-63

Team Notes
• Calipari has a 673-189 (.781) on-court record, including a 228-49 (.823) mark at UK
• The Wildcats have scored 90 or more points in 11 games this year
• Kentucky scored the most points in a true-road game in the Calipari era. The Wildcats previous best output in that category was 90 at Indiana on Dec. 12, 2009

Player Notes  
• Freshman Malik Monk scored a game-high 34 points
◦ It’s the school record for most points by a freshman in an SEC road game
◦ He scored more than 30 points for the second time this season
◦ He joined Jamal Murray as the only freshman in school history with multiple games of 30-plus points. Murray had three such games last season
◦ He’s the first player to score 10 or more in 13 consecutive games since Murray scored 10 or more in 34 consecutive games.
◦ He has reached double figures in all 13 games this season
◦ He knocked down five 3-pointers, and has made at least one 3-pointer in every game this season
◦ He’s made five or more 3s in a game three times this year
• Freshman Bam Adebayo scored a career-high 25 points
◦ He has scored in double figures in 10 consecutive games and 11 of his last 12
◦ He set a new career high with eight dunks
• Sophomore Isaiah Briscoe posted the third triple-double in school history
◦ Kentucky had just one triple-double in its history entering the season. De’Aaron Fox posted the second in school history Nov. 28 against Arizona State
◦ His 11 assists were a new career high
◦ He’s scored in double-figures in every game this season, except at Louisville

• • Freshman De’Aaron Fox scored seven points, added seven assists and five rebounds

• Senior Derek Willis hauled in nine rebounds for the second-consecutive game. He finished with seven points, nine rebounds, two blocks and an assist. He’s pulled down eight or more rebounds in three of the last four games

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