Kentucky Wildcats vs. LSU Tigers: Game Notes for 1/28

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Jan 25, 2014; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; LSU Tigers head coach Johnny Jones talks to his team during the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Coleman Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Tonight is the first of two meetings this season between Kentucky and LSU, with tonight’s game taking place in Baton Rouge, LA. It is also the first game of a lengthy SEC roadtrip for the Cats. Here are some game notes courtesy of the UKAA as well as pre-LSU interviews with John Calipari, Willie Cauley-Stein, and Julius Randle.

• The Wildcats are in their 111th season of basketball and are the national leaders in total wins with 2,126.

• Kentucky leads the all-time series with LSU by an 83-24 margin. UK leads the series in Baton Rouge by a
29-16 record. Tuesday’s meeting is the first of two regular season matchups this season.

• Willie Cauley-Stein registered six blocks and a career-high six steals in the win over Georgia. He’s the first
player in the John Calipari era to register six or more in both defensive categories in the same game. Nerlens
Noel was the last Wildcat with at least six swipes when he tallied six in a loss to Baylor on Dec. 1, 2012.

• As a team UK had 11 blocks and nine steals against Georgia. Both were season high tallies.

• Kentucky is shooting .705 at the charity stripe during SEC play. Five players have taken at least 20 shots
from the foul line and each player is shooting .667 or better.

• Andrew Harrison has 22 assists compared to just 12 turnovers over the last five games for the Cats, nearly
a 2-to-1 ratio.

• Four Wildcats have swatted at least six shots in the last five outings: Cauley-Stein, Dakari Johnson, Alex
Poythress and Julius Randle.

• With 199 rebounds on the season, Randle now ranks ninth all-time for a UK freshman in a single year.
That’s two ahead of the pace of Anthony Davis through the same number of games. Davis owns the single-
season freshman record with 415 during the 2011-12 season.

• Through 168 games as the head coach of UK John Calipari owns a 138-30 overall record. Adolph Rupp
possessed a 137-31 record through the same number of games.

• Kentucky’s win over Georgia in Rupp Arena marked the 21st-straight home victory for the Cats which is
tied for the nation’s fourth-longest home winning streak. UK is 80-2 in Rupp Arena in the Calipari era.

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