Kentucky Wildcats vs. LSU Tigers: Game Notes

UK has 112 dunks on the season. - Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

In preparation for the Kentucky Wildcats contest against the LSU Tigers, here are your Game Notes.

As the Kentucky Wildcats look to atone for its abysmal late January performance in Baton Rouge, here are your Game Notes as the Tigers come calling:

LSU (16-9, 7-5)

Earlier this season, 6-9 senior forward Johnny O'Bryant became the 40th LSU player to record at least 1,000 points, making him the 21st Tiger to have 1,000 points and 500 rebounds.

O'Bryant has 23 double-doubles in his career, with one of those games coming against UK -- On January 26, 2013, O'Bryant had 21 points and 12 rebounds against the 'Cats.

O'Bryant torched Kentucky with 29 points in LSU's late January 87-82 victory over the Wildcats.

Shavon Coleman, a 6-5 senior, is averaging 2.0 steals per game in league play, second best in the SEC.

LSU head coach Johnny Jones has eight wins over Final Four coaches -- Nolan Richardson (Arkansas), Lou Henson (Illinois), Billy Tubbs (Oklahoma), John Brady (LSU), Tubby Smith (UK), John Calipari (UK), Tom Crean (Marquette), and Gregg Marshall (Wichita State).

Five-ten senior Andre Stringer has made 221 career 3-point shots, third most in LSU history behind Darrell Mitchell (2002-2006) and Torris Bright (2000-2003).

Stringer has connected on 6-15 treys over the last two games (40.0 percent).

LSU has made at least nine 3-pointers in five games this year.

The Tigers have lost five straight road games.

Jarell Martin, a 6-9 freshman, has scored in double-figures in five of the last six games.

Jones was interim head coach at Memphis for the 2000 season.

Jones was a freshman on LSU's 1981 Final Four team.

Jones ranks 11th in career assists at LSU with 271 dimes.

Jordan Mickey, a 6-8 freshman jumping jack, leads the SEC in blocks with 3.4 per game.

Mickey swatted five shots in LSU's win over UK earlier this season.

Mickey has scored in double-figures in 22 of 25 games this year.

LSU point guard Anthony Hickey leads the conference in assist/turnover ratio at 3.3.

Stringer's 2.4 assist/turnover ratio ranks second in the SEC.

Stringer has connected on 6-15 treys over the last two games.

Hickey dished six dimes with zero turns against UK earlier this season.

The Tigers are 2-6 this season when playing a true road game.

Under Jones, LSU is 14-3 when scoring 80-plus points.

Since 2006, the Tigers are 54-7 when scoring 80-plus points.

The Tigers are 5-41 when playing UK in Rupp Arena, last winning in 2009.

LSU has given up 80-plus points in seven of its last eight games, going 3-4 in those contests.

Hickey and Stringer have combined for 623 career assists.

LSU is 11-2 when recording 15 or more assists this season.

Jones is 35-21 in his one-and-a-half seasons in Baton Rouge (.625 winning percentage).

Jones took North Texas to two NCAA tourneys (2007, 2010).

LSU's 77.8 points per game scoring average is on pace to be the school's highest points per game average since averaging 78.1 points in the 1996 season.

The Tigers are 9-3 all-time against teams ranked 18th in the nation by the AP.

LSU has been held below 40.0 percent shooting six times this season.

In eight road games, the Tigers put up 75.9 points per game, while giving up an average of 81.8 points.


Kentucky (20-6, 10-3)

In four-plus seasons at UK, John Calipari has a 143-32 record (.817 winning percentage).

Calipari is 5-1 versus LSU in his career.

Kentucky has 2,131 all-time wins, and 58 20-win seasons.

UK's 10 conference wins this season marks the 57th time the Wildcats have posted at least 10 league victories since 1947.

In the top 10 attendance games in Rupp history, UK has a 7-3 record, with two of the losses coming to Florida and one to LSU.

The most points scored by a UK player against LSU was Dan Issel's 51 in February of 1970, a 121-105 UK victory (and no, there were no overtimes).

Anthony Epps holds the UK record for the most assists against the Tigers with his 13 dimes in March of 1995, a 127-80 Kentucky victory.

Kentucky continues to lead the nation in offensive rebound percentage at 42.9.

Andrew Harrison has made 21-24 free throws over the last four games (87.5 percent).

UK's point guard has scored in double-figures in a season-high three straight games.

Since scoring 18 points at Ole Miss on February 4, Willie Cauley-Stein hasn't taken more than four shots in a game.

Julius Randle has made 22-35 field goals over the last four games (62.9 percent), and three of his last five 3-point shot attempts.

Randle has posted three straight double-doubles.

UK is second in the league in 3-point field goal defense, giving up only 29.8 percent accuracy from long-range.

In the last five games, the 'Cats have allowed opponents to shoot only 24.7 percent from beyond the arc.

WCS has made 11-17 charity stripe shots over the last five games (64.7 percent).

In home conference games, the 'Cats are 274-40 all-time (.873 winning percentage).

Dakari Johnson has connected on only 5-15 shots over the last three games (33.3 percent).

In the last two games, Alex Poythress has zero free throw attempts and five rebounds.

Ole Miss' 23 total rebounds on Tuesday night were the fewest by a UK opponent this season.

With UK's win over Ole Miss, Calipari has now coached a 20-win team in 20 consecutive seasons, which leads all active coaches. Former Purdue and Arizona head coach Lute Olsen also won 20 games in 20 straight years.

Only Dean Smith's 27 straight 20 win seasons betters Cal's mark.

This season marks the first time since 1991 that UK and LSU have played twice in the regular season.

LSU led wire-to-wire in the earlier contest between the two schools.

Andrew Harrison has made 4-11 from behind the line over the last three contests (36.4 percent).

UK's 15-0 run against Ole Miss on Tuesday started a run of UK scoring on 10 straight possessions, which included five dunks and three 3-pointers.

UK is 10-2 when scoring 80-plus points.

James Young has been true on 5-12 shots from distance over the last two games (41.7 percent), while connecting on 13-22 overall shots (59.1 percent).

Young has scored in double-figures in 19 of UK's 26 games.

The Wildcats have not been tied at the half with any opponent this year.

Kentucky is 1-5 in games decided by 5 points or less.

UK recorded a season-high 24 points off turnovers against Ole Miss.

The 'Cats held the Rebels to only two second chance points (UK had 11).

Since scoring only two fast break points in back-to-back games versus Mississippi State and Auburn, UK has 25 fast break points in its last two contests.

Kentucky has posted only 28 points off turnovers in the last three games, while its opponent's have netted 49.

UK has drawn but one charge this year, courtesy of Alex Poythress. UK opponent's have drawn 19 charges.

The last UK player to score 30-plus points in a game was Brandon Knight in March of 2011 against West Virginia.

Pothress has been the first 'Cat off the bench 14 times this year, the most of any Wildcat.

Aaron Harrison is 4-15 from beyond the arc over the last four games. He has scored in double-figures in 20 of 26 games this season.

Kentucky has made 17-43 treys over the last three games (39.5 percent).

Sidebar: This may be UK's streakiest outside shooting team since the 3-point shot was added to college basketball in 1987.

UK has 112 dunks on the season, opponents have 57 flushes.

Against Ole Miss, Randle notched his seventh game with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Randle has 14 double-doubles on the year.

Andrew Harrison has recorded 13 games with at least four assists.

Thanks for reading and Go 'Cats!

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