UK-Tennessee postgame notes, numbers

Bam Adebayo (UT Athletics Photo)

Men’s Basketball Postgame Notes

Kentucky at Tennessee, Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tenn.

Jan. 24, 2017

Tennessee 82, No. 4/4 Kentucky 80                                                    

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 17-3 overall, 7-1 in the Southeastern Conference. Tennessee is 11-9, 4-4 in the SEC
  • Kentucky leads the series 152-69, including 54-50 in Knoxville

o   Kentucky is 12-4 against Tennessee under John Calipari

  • UK has lost two in a row, and three of the last four in Knoxville
  • Next for Kentucky: the Wildcats welcome No. 2/1 Kansas to Rupp Arena on Saturday with tipoff scheduled for 6:15 p.m. ET on ESPN. College GameDay will be on site, and broadcast from Rupp Arena that morning


In the First Half

  • Kentucky started the lineup of Isaiah Briscoe, De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk, Wenyen Gabriel and Bam Adebayo for the 14th time this season.  UK is 11-3 with this lineup
  • Fox extended Kentucky’s streak of made 3-pointers to 995 consecutive games at the 12:12 mark of the opening half
  • Kentucky scored 34 first-half points – tying its season low (vs. Michigan State – Nov. 15, 2016)
  • UK also shot a first-half season-low 34 percent on 11 of 32 from the field.
  • UK faced its largest halftime deficit of the season, and trailed after 20 minutes for the second time this season (vs. UCLA)


In the Second Half

  • UK’s deficit reached double-digits at 50-40. It was the second largest deficit UK faced this season (largest was 14 vs. UCLA)

o   Tennessee’s largest lead was 11, at the 12:49 mark

  • Kentucky closed to the deficit to two points, 68-66, at the 3:24 mark – the under-four media timeout
  • Tennessee scored five straight to take a 73-66 lead and force a UK timeout with 2:43 to play
  • UK got as close as within three points multiple times down the stretch, but no closer


Team Notes

  • Kentucky shot 42 percent from the field (25 of 60), its worst output in a SEC game this year

o   UK had shot better than 50 percent in all seven SEC games prior, and 14 times overall

o   It had been the longest streak for the Wildcats since the 1983-84 Wildcats had eight straight games of 50 percent or better

  • Tennessee’s 82 points were the third most by a UK opponent this year

o   UK’s 80 points were its third fewest in a game this year

  • Tennessee’s 10 3-point field-goal attempts were the fewest by a UK opponent this year
  • Tennessee’s 18 assists tied North Carolina and UCLA for the most by a UK opponent this year
  • Calipari has a 679-190 (.781) on-court record, including a 234-50 (.824) mark at UK


Player Notes  

  • Freshman Malik Monk paced the Wildcats with 25 points. This was his 12th 20-point game of the season. He continued his streak of double-figure scoring in every game this season. He made 8 of 10 free throws – both numbers were career highs
  • Freshman Bam Adebayo notched 21 points, 15 of them in the second half. He scored in double figures for the 17th time in 20 games. Adebayo has made 21 of 25 field goal attempts over the last five games. He scored more than 20 points for the second time this season
  • Freshman De’Aaron Fox scored 17 points and had four assists. He made a career-high two 3-pointers. He tallied his first block since Dec. 7, 2016 vs. Valpo
  • Sophomore Isaiah Briscoe grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds. He scored 11 points, and had five assists.
  • Freshman Wenyen Gabriel grabbed nine rebounds
  • Senior Derek Willis grabbed seven rebounds
  • Senior Mychal Mulder missed a second-straight game because of illness

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