Boxscore and Game Notes: Kentucky vs. Georgia

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— Kentucky fell to 12-3, 0-1 SEC on the season. improved to 12-2, 1-0 SEC.
— The Wildcats are 112-25 all-time against the Bulldogs and 39-16 in Athens.
is now 52-25 in SEC openers and has won 21 of its last 24 league lid-lifters.
— Kentucky drops its first SEC opener since going down to 57-51 to begin the 2005-06 SEC slate.
— Kentucky will be in action again Tuesday, Jan. 11, hosting Auburn in its SEC home-opener. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. p.m. ET with the game being televised on ESPNU.

Team game notes

— The Wildcats used the starting combination of Darius Miller, Terrence Jones, Brandon Knight, DeAndre Liggins and Josh Harrellson for the 15th straight game. Kentucky is 12-3 with that starting five.
— Doron Lamb was the first sub off the bench for Kentucky. It was Lamb’s 13th time this season to be the first Wildcat off the bench.
— Kentucky extended its streak of game with a three-pointer to 764 games, the third longest streak in the country.
— The defense forced its fourth shot clock violation this season.
— Kentucky trailed 41-30 at the half, the largest halftime deficit in an SEC game since trailing by 11 (40-29) last season.
— Trailing 47-36 early in the second half, the Wildcats went on an 11-0 run to tie the game at 47-47.
— The Kentucky defense held the Bulldogs without a field goal 4:24 during their run to tie the game.
— Kentucky took its first lead of the game at the 10:05 mark in the second half on Terrence Jones’ 3-point play, to make it 56-55.
shot 44.9 pct. from the field, the highest field goal percentage by an SEC opponent since hit 47.5 pct. last season.
managed 14 offensive rebounds, the fourth straight game the Cats have been in double-digits on the offensive glass.
— Doron Lamb, DeAndre Liggins and Darius Miller all fouled out of the game. It was the second time (UNC) has had three guys foul out of a game.

Individual game notes

#1 Darius Miller

— Has hit 13-straight free throws.


— Has scored double-figures in eight straight games.
— Has eight or more rebounds in six of his last eight games.
— Finished with 10 rebounds, his most since pulling down 17 against Notre Dame.
— Recorded a team-high 24 points and finished with his fourth 20-10 game of the season.

#12 Brandon Knight

— Has scored in double-digits in 10-straight games. The last time a Wildcat did so was John Wall last season.
— Went without a 3-pointer for the first time since the UConn game.

#20 Doron Lamb

— Has hit a 3-pointer in seven straight games
— Has hit multiple 3-pointers in 11 games this season
— Converted his fifth three-point play of the season
— Finished with 10 first-half points, the sixth time this season he’s going for double-digits in the first half.

#34 DeAndre Liggins

— Fouled out for the first time this season and only the second time in his career.

#55 Josh Harrellson

— Has double-figure rebounds in three-straight games and six of the last seven. It marks the second time this season he’s recorded double-figure rebounds in three-straight games.
— Has blocked a shot in seven-straight games
— The Wildcats lost their first game when Harrellson pulls down double-figure rebounds.