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Kentucky scored a season-low 62 at South Carolina plus Boxscore and Other Game Notes

Kentucky scored a season-low 62 points against South Carolina. Check out the boxscore and other game and player notes.

 

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MEN'S BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES
COLONIAL LIFE ARENA | COLUMBIA, SC
JAN. 23, 2024
ATTENDANCE: 18,000

Final Score: 79, No. 6 Kentucky 62

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 14-4 on the season, 4-2 in the Southeastern Conference.
  • South Carolina is 16-3 overall, 4-2 in league play.
  • leads the series 54-15, including 21-10 in games played in Columbia.
  • Next for Kentucky: UK finishes a two-game road swing Saturday at Arkansas. Game time is 6 p.m. ET (5 p.m. CT in Fayetteville) and it will be televised on ESPN.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky scored a season-low 62 points tonight. The Wildcats entered the game leading the nation at 91.6 points per game.
    • UK ended streaks of scoring at least 87 points in eight straight games and scoring at least 90 in four straight games.
  • UK continued its recent stretch of good free-throw shooting, making 8 of 9 for 88.9%.

Player Notes

  • led UK with 16 points, his 15th double-figure game of the season.
  • Antonio Reeves had 15 points.
    • He has landed in double figures in every game but one this season.
  • tallied 13 points, making 5 of 8 from the field and both free throws.
    • It is his 12th double-figure scoring game of the season.
    • He also led the Wildcats in rebounding with five and had two blocked shots.

Coach

  • Calipari has an 846-257 (76.7%) all-time on-court record, including 401-117 (77.4%) at Kentucky.
  • Calipari is 330-67 (83.1%) at UK against unranked competition.
  • Calipari is 16-6 vs. South Carolina.
  • Calipari is now 397-128 (75.6%) all-time in conference games, including 189-62 (75.3%) in the SEC.

In the First Half

  • Kentucky started , Antonio Reeves, , Tre Mitchell and Aaron Bradshaw for the ninth game in a row. UK is 7-2 in this lineup.
  • Rob Dillingham and were UK's first substitutions at the 16:52 mark.
  • Kentucky led 21-16 with 8:33 left, but South Carolina closed the half with a 17-4 run and took a 33-25 lead into intermission.
  • It is UK's lowest-scoring half of the season; previous low 33 in the first half vs. UNCW.
  • Dillingham led the Wildcats with 11 points.
  • UK is now 1-3 this season when trailing at halftime.

In the Second Half

  • Kentucky began the second half with the starting lineup.
  • Kentucky closed within 40-38 but South Carolina went on a 26-8 spurt for the largest lead of the game, 66-46, with six minutes remaining.
  • Kentucky got within 14 points on two occasions but no closer.

On This Day In UK Basketball History

On February 23, 1970, Dan Issel scored 47 points against Alabama.

 

On February 23, 2019, with an 80-53 victory over Auburn, 10th-year head coach John Calipari moves past Joe B. Hall for the second most victories by a UK head coach in program history. He trails only the Baron of the Bluegrass, Adolph Rupp.

 

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