Boxscore and Game Notes: Kentucky vs. Mississippi Valley State

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is 8-2 this season while Mississippi Valley State is now 1-9.
•UK leads the series with MVSU 3-0.
•UK is 5-0 all-time against the current alignment of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
has an all-time record of 50-10 against teams coached by former Wildcats.
•The Wildcats return to action Wednesday, Dec. 22, at home vs. Winthrop. The game tips off at 1 p.m. and will be televised by Fox Sports South.

First-Half Facts

has used the starting lineup of Brandon Knight, Darius Miller, DeAndre Liggins, and Josh Harrellson in every game this season.
•The teams played evenly early, with neither team leading by more than three points during the first 12 minutes of the game.
•The teams were tied at 20 with less than eight minutes remaining when closed the half with a 24-4 run.
•The Wildcats led 44-24 at intermission following a 50-foot heave at the buzzer by Brandon Knight. It is ’s largest halftime lead of the season.

Second-Half Stats

•Ahead 64-42, Kentucky went on an 8-0 run for a 72-42 advantage, the Wildcats’ largest lead of the game.
•Coach incurred technical fouls at 6:44 and 6:26 and was ejected from the game.
Team Notes
•MVSU was held to 32.8 field-goal percentage tonight. UK is 6-0 this season when limiting the opponent under 40 percent.
•Kentucky had a season-high 11 blocked shots.
•UK made 24 of 32 at the foul line (75 percent), marking the sixth-straight game the Wildcats have made at least 70 percent at the charity stripe.
•Kentucky had five players score in double figures, the first time that has happened since March 7, 2010 vs. Florida.
•MVSU won the rebounding, 41-37, marking the first time this season that UK won while being outboarded.
•Kentucky is 22-0 at Rupp Arena under Coach John Calipari.
•Kentucky has made at least one three-point shot in 759 consecutive games.

Individual Notes

DeAndre Liggins is emerging as a scorer. He followed his career-high 19 points vs. Indiana with 16 tonight, his second-highest mark of the season.

Josh Harrellson had four points and a game-high 12 rebounds.

◦UK is 5-0 this season when Harrellson rebounds in double figures.

tallied 14 points and four assists.

◦Has made at least two three-pointers in five-straight games.
◦Has scored at least 14 points in five-straight games.
◦Has at least four assists in six-straight games.
◦Has scored in double figures and hit a three-pointer in 9 of 10 games this season.

led all scorers with 19 points. It is the fifth time this season he has paced the Wildcats in scoring.

Doron Lamb made 16 points and has hit multiple three-pointers in seven games this season.

had 14 points and a season-high five assists.He has made a three-pointer in every game this season.

•In 10 minutes of action, Eloy Vargas gathered two points and tied his season high with six rebounds.