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Boxscore and Game Notes: Kentucky vs. Connecticut

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drops to 4-1 on the season. UConn improves to 5-0.

is now 1-2 all-time against UConn.

— The Wildcats are now 165-72 against schools comprising the Big East.

— UK is 10-5 in the Maui Invitational. It marks the first time the Wildcats have been runners-up and their best finish since winning the 1993 Maui Invitational championship.

— Kentucky will be in action again Tuesday, Nov. 30, hosting Boston University. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET with the game being televised on FSS.

Team game notes

— The Wildcats used the starting combination of , , , and for the fifth straight game. Kentucky is 4-1 with that starting five.

was the first sub off the bench for Kentucky. It was Lamb's fourth time this season to be the first Wildcat off the bench.

— Kentucky extended its streak of game with a three-pointer to 754 games, the third longest streak in the country.

— Terrence Jones scored UK's first 10 points.

— Leading 29-27 UConn closed out the first half on a 21-2 run to carry a 50-29 lead into halftime. It was UK's largest halftime deficit this season.

— UConn shot 57.7 pct. from the field, marking the first time in the era at Kentucky that a team has shot 50 pct. or better from the field.

–Terrence Jones recorded Kentucky's first four-point play of the season.

— Prior to tonight's game, Brandon Knight was the only Wildcat to record an old-fashioned three-point play. Terrence Jones and DeAndre Liggins both converted one in the first half.

— The Wildcats tied their season-high free-throw percentage, shooting 75 pct. (15-of-20) from the stripe.

— UK suffered its worst loss since an 18-point defeat at South Carolina on Feb. 25, 2009.

— Terrence Jones was named to the all-tournament team.

Individual game notes

#1 Darius Miller

— Scored in double-figures for the first time since netting 15 at Portland.
— 15 points tied his season high.

#3 Terrence Jones

— Scored 10 first-half points, his second double-digit effort in the first half this season.
— Hit a personal best four 3-pointers.
— Finished 8-of-9 from the free-throw line, his best performance from the charity stripe this season. — Averaged 23 points, 11.3 rebounds and 3.3 blocks in the Maui Invitational.
— Named to the Maui Invitational All-Tournament team.

#4 Jon Hood

— Hit his first 3-pointer of the season.
— Tied career high with three rebounds.

#12 Brandon Knight

— Tied his personal high with five assists.

#30

— Scored a season-high six points.
— Pulled down a personal best six rebounds
— Finished with a season-high 19 minutes.

 

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