Kentucky-South Carolina State Postgame Notes – UK Athletics


NOV. 17th, 2022
ATTENDEE: 18,885

end result: #4/4 Kentucky 106, State of South Carolina 63

Team records and series notes

  • Kentucky is 3-1, South Carolina 0-4.
  • Kentucky leads the series 2-0. The previous matchup was an 82-67 win for Great Britain at the 1998 NCAA tournament in Atlanta.
  • The Wildcats fly to Spokane, Wash. on Friday in preparation for Sunday’s game against Gonzaga. Game time is 7:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. PT) at the Spokane Arena and will be broadcast on ESPN.

team notes

  • Kentucky limited the state of South Carolina to 35.3% of the field. Britain is 224-24 (90.3%) below Calipari when it comes to keeping opponents on 40 percent shooting or less, including 3-0 this season.
  • Kentucky held SC State to 63 points. Britain are 205-9 (95.8%) below Calipari when holding opponents to 63 points or less, including 3-0 this season.
  • Kentucky led by as many as 47 points at 106-59. UK is 313-13 (96.0%) if they lead the competition by up to 10 points at any point.
  • Kentucky scored 106 points, the first time this season to reach the century mark and the most since the 107-79 win over Tennessee on Jan. 15.
  • The Wildcats were evenly scored tonight — five Wildcats scored double digits and all 11 grantees scored at least six points. The last time Britain had five players in double figures was 5 February 2022 when he was there TyTy Washington Jr. (fifteen), Keion Brooks Jr. (10), Kellan Grady (10), Oscar Tshiebwe (10) and Daimion Collins (10) accomplished the feat in Alabama.
  • Kentucky shot a season-high 57.4 percent from the field and went 39 of 68.
  • Kentucky had a +20 rebound margin, 48-28.
  • Kentucky had 25 assists tonight and at least 20 in all three wins this season.

Player Notes

  • CJ Frederick had a game-high 17 points and a career-high four steals.
  • student in the first year Chris Livingston had 13 points, his first double-digit game as a wildcat.
  • student in the first year Cason Wallace had 12 points, his third double-digit game of the season.
  • lance goods had a career-high 12 points and made all six field goal attempts.
  • Antonio Reeves threw in 11 points, his third double-digit game of the season.
  • Sahvir Wheeler had six points and a game-high 10 assists and has a season average of 9.7.
  • Back in his second game after recovering from a knee injury and surgery, Oscar Tshiebwe received only 14 minutes and scored a total of six points and seven rebounds.
    • It ended a streak of 17 straight double-doubles, including the last 16 games of last season.
  • Daimion Collins Tie Tshiebwe for Game Rebound Honors with seven, adding six points.

Coach John Calipari

  • This was Coach Calipari’s first game against South Carolina State.
  • Calipari has an 813-242 on-court record and a 368-102 mark in his 14th gameth season in the UK.
  • UK is 301-58 (83.8%) against unranked competition below Calipari.

Rupp Arena

  • Great Britain extended their home winning streak to 22 games dating back to the 2020-21 season and is the longest current home winning streak in the Southeastern Conference.
  • Kentucky is 636-77 (89.2%) in the 47-year history of the Rupp Arena.
  • Kentucky is 209-17 (92.5%) at Rupp Arena under Calipari.

In the first half

  • Kentucky started the combination of Sahvir Wheeler, Cason Wallace, CJ Fredrick, Jacob Toppin and lance goods for the first time this season.
  • Daimion Collins was UK’s first substitute at the 15:04 mark.
  • Fredrick scored Britain’s first six points with a pair of threes – a 3-pointer on the first possession of the game, followed by a basket and one a few minutes later.
  • Kentucky was never behind, although the game was once tied 3-3.
  • With a lead of 32:22, UK took control with a 13:0 run and marked the biggest lead of the half with 45:22.
  • Ten Wildcats scored in the first half and led by Fredrick’s 11 points, UK went 49-30 at the break.

In the second half

  • Kentucky started the second half with Wheeler, Fredrick, Wallace, Toppin and Tshiebwe.
  • Kentucky extended the lead to as much as 47 points, 106-59.
  • Kentucky hit the 100 point mark at 2:03 a.m. on a foul shot by Chris Livingston.