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Jamal Murray made history last night plus boxscore and other game notes

Jamal Murray has made at least one 3-point shot in every game this season, the first player in program history to make a triple in each of his first 18 collegiate games.

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  • is now 14-4 on the season and 4-2 in Southeastern Conference action. falls to 9-9 (3-3 SEC).
  • Kentucky leads the all-time series 28-11.
    • has won three in a row.
    • The win was UK's first in Fayetteville in the era.
  • Next for the Wildcats: UK welcomes Vanderbilt to Rupp Arena on Saturday at 4 p.m.

In the First Half

  • Kentucky started with the lineup of , , , and for the first time this year. Willis made his first start since Nov. 14. It was Willis' second start ever.
  • Willis made a 3-pointer at the 15:06 mark in the first half, extending UK's streak of 957 consecutive games making a 3-point field goal.
  • Kentucky grabbed the first seven rebounds of the game.
  • Fifteen of Kentucky's first 17 points came from forwards.
  • UK's 12-point halftime lead was its biggest in SEC play since leading Ole Miss 46-22 in the opener.

In the Second Half

  • Kentucky led by as much as 18, 63-45, with 9:15 to play.
  • Having shot 38.9 percent in the first half, UK improved its shooting going 12 of 26 (46.2 percent) from the field after halftime.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky committed a season-low six turnovers.
  • Kentucky blocked a season-high nine shots.
  • Kentucky extended its streak of 957 consecutive games with at least one 3-point basket.
  • UK won the rebounding battle, 43-34.
    • The Wildcats had a 16-12 advantage in offensive rebounds and won second-chance points 19-8.
  • UK has had a player score at least 20 points in all six SEC games this season.
  • Coach John Calipari has a 649-182 (.781) all-time record, including a 204-42 (.823) mark at Kentucky.
  • Calipari and his unit at Kentucky are now 31-6 following a loss in bounce-back games. UK last lost consecutive games during the 2013-14 season.

 Player Notes

  • Sophomore Tyler Ulis scored a career-high 24 points.
    • It was his sixth 20-point game of the season.
    • He made a career-high 14 free throws and attempted a career-high 15.
    • With five assists, he eclipsed the 100-assist mark for the year and has now dished 103 dimes this year.
      • He's the sixth fastest Wildcat to reach 100 assists in a season in UK history, having taken 17 games to reach the plateau.
    • Freshman Jamal Murray had 19 points, his 16th-consecutive double-figure game.
      • He has made at least one 3-point shot in every game this season, the first player in program history to make a triple in each of his first 18 collegiate games.
      • He grabbed a career-high tying seven rebounds.
    • Junior Derek Willis scored 12 points for the second game in a row.
      • He blocked a career-high four shots.
      • He made a career-high five field goals on a career-high shooting percentage .625 (5 of 8).
      • He also played in a career-high 35 minutes.
    • Freshman scored 11 points.
      • The output was his best in a Southeastern Conference game.
      • He reached double figures for the first time since he scored 10 against EKU on Dec. 9, 2015.
      • He blocked three shots, the most since he swatted three against EKU.

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