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Boxscore and Game Notes: Kentucky vs. Notre Dame

Boxscore and Game Notes: Kentucky vs. Notre Dame

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improves to 6-2 on the season. Notre Dame drops its first game, falling to 8-1.
is now 42-18 all-time against Notre Dame, 24-9 against the Irish in Louisville and 20-4 against them in Freedom Hall.
— The Wildcats are 166-72 against schools comprising the Big East.
— UK runs its all-time record in Louisville to 122-33 and 59-18 in Freedom Hall.
— Kentucky will be in action again Saturday, Dec. 11, against Indiana. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. p.m. ET with the game being televised on ESPN.

Team game notes

— The Wildcats used the starting combination of , , , and for the eighth straight game. Kentucky is 6-2 with that starting five.
was the first sub off the bench for Kentucky. It was Vargas' third time this season to be the first Wildcat off the bench.
— Kentucky extended its streak of game with a three-pointer to 757 games, the third longest streak in the country.
— Trailing 38-27 at the 4:44 mark of the first half, UK closed the half on a 13-2 run to draw even at the half at 40-40.
— It was the first time this season Kentucky was tied going into halftime.
— With 26 seconds left in the first half, Notre Dame was whistled for a three-second violation. It was the first three-second violation called in a Kentucky game this season.
— This is the second time both Terrence Jones (12) and Brandon Knight (11) scored in double-figures in the first half of the same game. Both did it against Boston.
— The Cats scored the first six points of the second half to push their run to 19-2 before Notre Dame hit two free throws.
— The Fighting Irish scored their last field goal of the first half at the 5:02 mark and didn't score from the field again until the 12:38 mark of the second half, a stretch of 12:24 without a field goal.
— The UK defense didn't yield its first field of the second half until the 12:38 mark. They didn't allow Notre Dame's second field until the 9:30 mark.
— Brandon Knight drew a charge at the 6:49 mark of the second half. It was the second time this season () the Wildcats have drawn a charge.
— Kentucky is 2-0 against ranked teams this year.
— The last time Kentucky had two players score 20 points was in the season opener against East Tennessee State (Terrence Jones 25, Doron Lamb 20).
— UK has hit 36 3-pointers in its last four games.
— For the second straight game, Kentucky set a season-high from the free throw line, shooting 77.3 pct. (17-22) from the stripe.

Individual game notes

#1 Darius Miller

— Has hit a 3-pointer in every game this season.

#2 Stacey Poole

— Scored his first points as a Wildcat on a 3-pointer.

#3 Terrence Jones

— Scored 12 first-half points, the fourth time this season and third time in the last four games he's gone for double-figures in the first half.
— Recorded his fifth double-double of the season.
— Tallied his fourth 20-point game of the season and his third 20-10 game of the season.
— Tied career-high with 17 rebounds.

#4

— Connected on his second 3-pointer this season.

#12 Brandon Knight

— Has connected on a 3-pointer in seven of eight games this season.
— Has gone for multiple 3-pointers six times this season.
— Recorded his fourth 20-point game this season and second in the last three.
— Has hit nine of his last 10 free throws.
— Played career high 39 minutes.

#20 Doron Lamb

— Has hit nine of his last 10 free throws.

#55 Josh Harrellson

— Finished with nine rebounds, including four on the offensive end.

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