Kentucky vs WKU postgame notes

NCAA Tournament Second Round: Kentucky 81, Western Kentucky 66


Kentucky Basketball Postgame Notes
Kentucky vs. Western Kentucky
KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, Ky.

-- Kentucky improved to 33-2, while Western Kentucky ended its season 16-19.

-- The Wildcats are 4-2 all-time against Western Kentucky and 2-1 against the Hilltoppers in the NCAA Tournament.

-- Kentucky currently has the most NCAA Tournament wins in the history of the tournament with 106.

-- UK is now 106-46 in NCAA Tournament games.

-- The Wildcats are now 42-10 in NCAA Tournament openers and have won 20 of their last 21 tournament opening games.

-- Head coach John Calipari is now 33-13 in the NCAA Tournament.

Team game notes

-- The Wildcats used the starting combination of Terrence Jones, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Doron Lamb, Anthony Davis and Marquis Teague for the 25th time this season. UK is 24-1 with that starting five.

-- Darius Miller was the first sub off the bench for UK. It was his 22nd time as the Wildcat sixth man.

-- Kentucky extended its streak of games with a 3-pointer to 822 games, the third-longest streak in the country.

-- With nine blocked shots, the Wildcats sit in third on the all-time NCAA team blocks list with 308, one shy of second.
-- Kentucky opened with a 10-0 run, its 21st 10-0 or better run this season.

-- The Wildcats led 45-26 at the half. UK is 27-0 when leading at halftime.

-- UK's 45 first-half points are the most points by Kentucky in the first half since tallying 52 against South Carolina on Feb. 4.

-- The Cats' 19-point halftime lead was its largest since leading South Carolina by 27 at the half at the same game.

-- Kentucky's 15-point victory was its largest margin of victory in the NCAA Tournament since the 2010 Sweet 16 when the Cats beat Cornell 62-45.

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