Team Records and Series Notes
Kentucky is in its 39th year of varsity play and owns an overall record of 678-474 (.589).
o UK is 155-218 all-time in SEC play.
Head coach Matthew Mitchell is in his sixth year and is second on UK’s all-time wins list (136-59). His winning percentage of.697 is first. He is now only two wins away from tying Terry Hall as UK’s all-time winningest coach.
Mitchell is now 58-30 in SEC games (regular season only).
The Wildcats are now 371-141 (.725) in Memorial Coliseum, including 81-13 (.861) under Mitchell.
o The Cats are now 63-3 at home over the last four seasons.
o UK is now 35-10 in SEC home games under Mitchell, including an impressive 28-3 mark in the last three seasons.
UK is now 60-198 all-time in ranked games.
o Mitchell’s record against ranked foes is now 19-31, including 3-3 this season.
Kentucky is now 31-19 all-time vs. South Carolina, including 19-5 in games played in Lexington.
o UK has extending its home winning streak over the Gamecocks in Memorial Coliseum to nine. UK’s last home loss to SC was in Rupp Arena in 2008.
o Mitchell is 8-4 all-time vs. SC, including 4-2 in Lexington.
o Six out of the last eight games against the Gamecocks have been decided by eight points or less, including five in a row.
UK's starting lineup featured A'dia Mathies, Kastine Evans, Jennifer O'Neill, Samarie Walker and DeNesha Stallworth for the third consecutive game. The lineup is now 3-0.
The 16-point comeback is the largest in the Matthew Mitchell era and ties the fourth-largest comeback in school history.
The 14-point halftime deficit was the largest for the Wildcats in SEC play this year.
o South Carolina shot 56.3-percent in the opening stanza compared to the Cats’ 30.8-percent shooting.
o USC outrebounded UK 27-14 in the first stanza.
With 3:53 to go in the game, UK gained its first lead of the game since leading 16-15 at 11:53 in the first half with a 3-pointer by Mathies. She capped off a 9-0 run to give UK a 69-68 lead.
With South Carolina leading 68-60 with 7:19 remaining, UK finished the game on an 18-6 run.
UK won the turnover battle 22-9 and outscored South Carolina in points off turnovers 24-6.
o Marks the lowest turnover mark for the Cats since committing a school-record low seven miscues vs. Miami on Nov. 28, 2012.
The Cats connected on four 3-pointers which totals 172 on the year. That mark moves UK to fourth on the single season 3-pointers made list.
The Cats had two blocks, giving them 124 on the season. That total ranks eighth on the single season blocks list.
The Cats are now 83-7 when scoring 70 or more points under Mitchell.
UK’s 73 points were the most surrendered by South Carolina this season.
Kentucky forced 22 turnovers and has forced double-digit miscues in 142 consecutive games. The Cats are 107-35 during that span.
The Wildcats extended their streak of consecutive games with a triple to 317.
The Cats had four players reach double figures for the 15th time this season. UK is 13-1 overall, and 5-1 in SEC play when four or more players score in double figures.
Redshirt sophomore Jennifer O’Neill reached double figures for the 12th time this season and ninth time in SEC play with 19 points. She also posted a season-high six rebounds.
Senior guard A'dia Mathies scored 15 points, 11 in the second half, and tied a season-high four steals. She has reached double-figures in 23-of-25 games, including 16 in a row.
o Perfect 6-of-6 from the free-throw line.
o Played in her 129th career game which is the fourth-most in UK history.
o Hit 1-of-2 from beyond the arc, moving her into a tie for 10th place in UK single season 3-point list.
Junior forward Samarie Walker recorded two blocks in the game giving her 40 on the year, tying her for 10th on the single season blocks list.
Sophomore guard Bria Goss reached double figures for the 14th time this season and the third consecutive game coming off the bench with 13 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field and 4-of-5 from the charity stripe.
Junior guard Kastine Evans tallied double-figures for the first time in seven games and a third time this season with 11 points, all in the decisive second half.
o Tied a season-best with two steals.