Kentucky has out rebounded opponents by 165 this year plus boxscore and other game notes

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  • is 20-0, 7-0 in the Southeastern Conference. Missouri is 7-13, 1-6 in the SEC
  • UK leads the all-time series with Missouri 8-0, including a 2-0 mark in games played in Columbia, Mo.
  • coach John Calipari has a 5-2 all-time record against Missouri.
  • Calipari has a 617-177 overall record and a 172-37 mark at Kentucky.
  • UK has a 197-27 all-time record as the nation’s No. 1 team, winning 42 of the last 44 games as the AP’s top-ranked team.
    • Calipari has an 86-9 all-time record as the No. 1 team in the nation, including a 45-4 mark at Kentucky.
  • With Thursday’s win, Calipari has now had 21-straight 20-win seasons.
  • will return to Rupp Arena on Saturday against Alabama at 7 p.m. ET, with the game broadcast on SEC Network. The game will also be broadcast live on the UK Radio Network, with Tom Leach and Mike Pratt voicing the action.

Team Notes

  • With a 20-0 start, UK passed the 2009-10 team for sole possession of the third-best start in UK history.
    • UK’s 20-0 start is the best under coach John Calipari.
    • is the first SEC team since the 1965-66 UK team to win its first 20 games.
  • With 2,160 wins, is the all-time wins leader in college basketball.
  • UK has a league-best 930-262 all-time mark in SEC play.
  • Dominique Hawkins began the game by hitting a 3-pointer with 19:33 on the clock to extend ’s streak of games with a 3-pointer to 920 consecutive, the second-longest streak in the nation.
  • UK improved to 15-0 when holding a halftime lead.
  • The nation’s leader in blocks and blocks per game, swatted just one shot, marking the first time this season Kentucky did not block at least three shots.
  • is now 53-0 under Calipari when holding its opponent less than 55 points, including 15 wins in 2014-15.
  • has held its opponent to under 55 points in 15 of 20 games, the most in school history in the shot-clock era (since 1985-86).
  • outrebounded Missouri 34-26, meaning UK has outrebounded its 2014-15 opponents by 165.

Individual Notes

  • Sophomore point guard Andrew Harrison led UK with 15 points.
    • He had an efficient night shooting going 3 of 4 from the field and 9 of 11 from the free-throw line.
    • His nine made free throws tied his season high set against North Carolina, and was one off his career-best output.
  • Sophomore guard Aaron Harrison was UK’s second-leading scorer with 11 points.
    • Harrison scored in double figures for the second game in a row.
  • Sophomore center Dakari Johnson finished with a game-high seven rebounds, which marked the second-straight game, and third time in the last four, that Johnson has led UK in boards.
  • Sophomore guard Dominique Hawkins began the game by making a 3-pointer. He has hit a 3 in each of the past two games he has played in.