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University of Kentucky versus Florida basketball postgame notes

Kentucky Basketball Postgame Notes
Kentucky at Florida
January 12, 2010
O'Connell Center – Gainesville, Fla.

-- Kentucky is now 17-0, 2-0 SEC) on the season. Florida falls to 12-4, 0-2.

-- UK is 87-32 against the Gators and 32-21 in Gainesville.

-- UK's 17-0 start is its best start since opening the 1966 season 23-0.

-- Kentucky won in Gainesville for the first time since the 2004 season.

-- Kentucky returns to action next Saturday, traveling to Auburn. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. with the game being televised on the SEC Network.

Team game notes

-- The Wildcats used the starting combination of Eric Bledsoe, DeMarcus Cousins, Darius Miller, Patrick Patterson and John Wall for the ninth straight game. Kentucky is 15-0 with that starting five.

-- The Wildcats played in their blue uniforms for only the third time this season.
-- DeMarcus Cousins won the opening tip. The Wildcats have on the opening tip 14 times this season.

-- Daniel Orton was the first sub off the bench for Kentucky. It was his team leading 10th time this season to be the first Wildcat off the bench.

-- The Wildcats didn't score their first point until the 15:52 mark, a fast break layup by Eric Bledsoe.

-- Kentucky extended its streak of game with a three-pointer to 728 games, the third longest streak in the country.

-- UK took its first lead of the game, 14-13, at the 10:08 mark on a three-point play by DeMarcus Cousins.

-- The Wildcats led 38-31 at halftime. UK is 13-0 when leading at the half.

-- The last time more three freshmen scored 25 pts in a game during the season was in 1975 (Givens, Robey and Phillips). DeMarcus Cousins and John Wall scored 25 in a game earlier this season.

Individual game notes

#1 Darius Miller
-- Recorded first dunk of the season.
-- Scored most points since tallying 16 against Hartford.

#3 Darnell Dodson
-- Connected on his first three-pointer since the Hartford game (12/29).

#11 John Wall
-- Finished with 19 points, the most since tallying 19 against Long Beach State.

#15 DeMarcus Cousins
-- Scored 10 of his 13 points in the second half. He is averaging 9.4 points in the second half this year.

#24 Eric Bledsoe
-- Finished with a career high 25 points.
-- Scored a first half career best 15 points.
-- Hit multiple three-pointers for first time since going 4-5 against Indiana.
-- Scored in double-digits in four straight games.

#33 Daniel Orton
-- Finished with career high nine rebounds.
-- Tied career high with four blocks.

#54 Patrick Patterson
-- Moved within 18 points of 28th on UK's all-time scoring list with 1,302 points.
-- Scored in double-figures in 12 straight games.

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