Win #30 – Kentucky 72 Georgia 64

Kentucky at Georgia, Men’s Basketball
Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Ga., March 3, 2015 Attendance: 10,523
FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 72, Georgia 64
• Kentucky is 30-0, 17-0 in the Southeastern Conference. Georgia is 19-10, 10-7 in the SEC.
• Kentucky leads the series 119-26.
• With 30 consecutive victories …
• UK extended the longest season-opening win streak for any team in SEC history.
• UK extended the second-longest overall win streak in Kentucky history.
• UK extended the longest win streak for a John Calipari-coached team.
• UK extended the longest single-season win streak in program history.
• Kentucky is 207-27 all-time when ranked No. 1 and has won 52 of the last 53 games as The Associated Press top-ranked team.
• Calipari has led three schools to a No. 1 ranking (Massachusetts, Memphis, Kentucky) and has a 96-9 record as the top-ranked coach, including 55-4 at UK.
• Calipari is now 182-37 (.831) as head coach at Kentucky, the best winning percentage of any coach in UK history.
• With the win John Calipari has now led UK to 30 wins in a season three times.
• UK led for 19:50, and trailed for 16:09. Kentucky has trailed for only 165.1 of a possible 1,215 minutes this season.
• Kentucky returns Rupp Arena on Saturday for the regular-season finale vs. Florida. Game time is 2 p.m. and it will be televised on CBS.
Team Notes
• Kentucky’s streak of 928 consecutive games with a 3-pointer was extended when Devin Booker connected from deep at the 8:44 mark of the first half.
• Kentucky committed no turnovers in the first half, a season low.
• Kentucky’s three assists in the first half was its fewest in a first half this year.
Game Facts
• Kentucky’s opening lineup featured Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, Trey Lyles, Karl-Anthony Towns and Willie Cauley-Stein for the 11th time this season.
• Kentucky started the second half with Tyler Ulis, Devin Booker, Karl-Anthony Towns, Aaron Harrison and Willie Cauley-Stein.
• Key stats:
• Kentucky scored 18 points off turnovers, compared with four from UGA.
• Georgia had 11 turnovers, compared with three by UK – all of which came in the second half.
• Georgia did not have a steal, UK had four.
• UK won bench points 19-15. UK has won bench points in every game this season.
• Aaron Harrison scored Kentucky’s first nine points of the second half, after having played six minutes in the first half due to picking up two fouls.
• After trailing by nine at the 9:12 mark in the second half, Kentucky went 7 of 9 from field-goal range.
• After Georgia took a 62-56 lead with 5:36 left to play, UK closed the game on a 16-2 run.
• The Wildcats took a 65-62 lead at the 2:53 mark in the second half, UK’s first lead in 12 minutes. UK never trailed after that.
• Kentucky’s largest lead of the game was the final score, with UK ahead by eight.
Player Notes
• Freshman forward Karl-Anthony Towns tied his career-high with 19 points, set three other times this season.
o It marked his 14th double-figure game of the season and the seventh in the last 10 games.
o The Piscataway, N.J., native also added seven rebounds.
o He scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half.
o His 19 points led all scorers.
• Sophomore guard Aaron Harrison scored 16 points, the third time in the last four games that he’s scored 16 or more.
o It’s his team-leading 18th double-figure game of the season.
o Fourteen of his 16 points came in the second half.
o He scored Kentucky’s first nine points of the second half.
• Sophomore Andrew Harrison notched 12 points, the seventh time in the last 11 games and the fourth time in the last five games he’s eclipsed double digits.
• Sophomore center Dakari Johnson was a perfect 4 for 4 from the line and is 12 of 13 from the charity stripe dating back to the LSU game.

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