Saturday afternoon is the final home game for Kentucky as the Cats face the Georgia Bulldogs at Rupp Arena. Here are some game notes courtesy of the UKAA as well as pre-Georgia interviews with John Calipari, Andrew Harrison, and Jarrod Polson.
• The Wildcats are in their 111th season of basketball and are the national leaders in total wins with 2,125.
• Kentucky leads the all-time series with Georgia by a 115-26 margin. UK leads the series in Lexington by a
56-5 margin and that includes a 31-4 clip in Rupp Arena. John Calipari is 3-0 at home vs. the Bulldogs.
• Tuesday’s meeting is the lone regular-season matchup of the 2014 season between the two teams.
• James Young leads UK in scoring in SEC games at a 15.6 rate. He’s hit a 3-pointer in six-consecutive
• Alex Poythress is logging 10.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and shooting at a .613 clip during league
play. He’s topped double figures in three SEC games, after only notching one during non-conference action.
• Freshman Julius Randle has scored 301 points and hauled in 190 rebounds in 18 games. That’s seven
more rebounds than Anthony Davis had through the same number of games in 2011-12. Davis owns the UK
freshman record with 415 rebounds. Only two other Calipari-coached freshmen topped the 300-point plateau
18 games into the season (Terrence Jones and Brandon Knight both in 2010-11).
• Andrew Harrison is averaging 3.5 assists per game with just 2.5 turnovers per game. He’s already played
two turnover-less games. Marquis Teague (2011-12) and Knight are the only other freshman point guards to
have tallied at least one turnover-less game through the same number of outings.
• Through 167 games as the head coach of UK John Calipari owns a 137-30 overall record. Adolph Rupp
possessed a 136-31 record through the same number of games.
• Former All-America selection and SEC Player of the Year, Tony Delk, has been selected as UK’s SEC
Legend to be honored at the SEC Tournament in 2014.