Tonight in Rupp Arena, the Kentucky Wildcats will face off against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the only meeting regular season meeting between the two schools. It will be Senior Night as two Cats and Kentucky products, Jarrod Polson and Jon Hood, play their last game in Rupp Arena. Here are some notes courtesy of the UKAA along with some pre-Alabama interviews with John Calipari, Jarrod Polson, and Jon Hood.
• The Wildcats are in their 111th season of basketball and are the national leaders in total wins with 2,132.
• UK leads the all-time series with Alabama by a 102-37 overall margin including a 53-10 record when the
game is played in Lexington.
• John Calipari coached teams are 122-36 (.772) in the months of March and April.
• Sophomore Willie Cauley-Stein now has 85 blocks on the season which is the third most blocks in a single
season in program history. The top three shot blockers have played in each of the last three seasons for UK.
Anthony Davis had 186 and Nerlens Noel with 106 swats.
• Julius Randle captured his 16th double-double of the season in the loss to South Carolina with 10 points
and 15 rebounds. He is now eighth in the single season UK record books for double-doubles on the year.
• Randle also moved into fourth place in UK freshman record books with 303 rebounds on the season.
That’s 18 more than UK’s freshman single-season record holder, Anthony Davis, had through the same
number of games.
• UK has hauled in 15 or more offensive rebounds in 18 different games this season. UK has charted
consecutive games with 20 or more offensive rebounds for the first time since the 2012 Championship
season when that team pulled down 20 in consecutive games on Dec. 31, 2011 (Louisville) and Jan. 3, 2012
• The Wildcats are averaging 15.1 offensive rebounds per game for the season. Randle leads the way with
106 offensive boards, while Cauley-Stein has contributed 80.
• Freshman James Young has knocked down 63 3-pointers on the season and is just five long balls shy of
moving into second in the freshman record books for made 3-pointers as a first-year player.