UK-ETSU postgame notes, numbers

P.J. Washington (Jeff Houchin Photo)

UK MEN’S BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES
KENTUCKY vs. ETSU
RUPP ARENA | LEXINGTON, Ky.
NOV. 17, 2017
ATTENDANCE: 20,168

Final Score: #7/4 Kentucky 78, ETSU 61
                                                         
Team Records and Series Notes
Kentucky is 3-1. ETSU is 1-1.
Kentucky leads the overall series 5-0
UK leads 4-0 in Lexington
Next for the Wildcats: UK will next host Troy on Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. on SEC Network

In the First Half
Kentucky’s starting lineup featured Quade Green, Hamidou Diallo, PJ Washington, Kevin Knox and Nick Richards for the third time this season, and the third time in a row
ETSU led by as many as 10
Kentucky has trailed by double digits in three of four games this season
Kentucky took its first lead at the 5:29 mark, 26-25
Wenyen Gabriel made a 3-pointer on UK’s next trip down the floor to stretch UK’s run to 9-0 over 1:16
Kentucky trailed for more than 14 minutes
Kentucky held ETSU scoreless for the final 3:53

In the Second Half
Kentucky scored the first nine points of the second half
Knox hit a 3-pointer with 16:27 to play, giving Kentucky a 45-30 lead. Beginning with the final 3:34 of the first half, Kentucky went on a 16-0 run

Team Notes
Kentucky made a season-high nine 3-pointers
Kentucky’s 38 points in the paint were a season high
Kentucky’s 19 bench points were a season high
Kentucky made 3 of 15 free throws. The previous fewest free throws UK made in a game during the John Calipari era was four vs. UConn April 2, 2011 in the Final Four
Kentucky had three players grab more than seven rebounds for the second game in a row
UK has had at least three players with three or more assists in all three games this season
Kentucky scored a season-high 78 points
Kentucky committed a season-high 22 turnovers. UK had a season-high 18 turnovers in the previous game against Kanas
Kentucky grabbed a season-high 40 rebounds
Player Notes  
Quade Green scored a career-high 21 points
That was the most by a Wildcat this season
He made three 3-pointers, tied for the most in a game by a Wildcat this season (Knox vs. Kansas)
Kevin Knox posted his first career double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds
He’s scored in double figures in all four games this season
Sacha Killeya-Jones grabbed eight rebounds
He’s pulled down eight or more in back-to-back games
PJ Washington reached double figure scoring for the second time with 12 points. He added eight rebounds, four assists and a block
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had six assists, two turnovers
He’s contributed at least three assists in every game this season

Coach John Calipari
Calipari is now 252-54 at Kentucky
Calipari has a 697-194 all-time on-court record
Calipari is 4-0 vs. ETSU

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