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Kentucky men’s basketball postgame notes
Rup Arena at Central Bank Center | Lexington, KY

DEC. 21, 2022
Attendance: 20,226

Final Score: No. 19/16 Kentucky 88, Florida A&M 68

Team records and series notes

  • Kentucky is now 8-3 on the season and Florida A&M is 2-8.
  • Kentucky leads the series 2-0.
  • Up next for the UK: Wildcats have the day off, then return to action on Wednesday. Dec. 28, opening the Southeastern Conference schedule at Missouri. Game time is 7 pm ET (6 pm CT in Columbia) and will be televised on the SEC Network.

Team notes

  • Kentucky dominated rebounding, 37-18, leading to a 22-4 edge in second-chance points.
  • Kentucky shot 52.5% from the field, 31 of 59, the fourth time this season the Wildcats have made at least half of their shots.
  • Kentucky made a season-high 13 3-pointers, shooting 56.5 percent from long range. The number is tied for the fifth-most in a game in the Calipari era.
  • Kentucky leads by 21 points. UK is 317-13 (96.1%) under Calipari when leading by 10 points at any point in the contest.
  • By combining to start each half, FAMU outshot 34-16 before UK’s starting lineup was replaced.

Player notes

  • Freshman Cason Wallace Kate was the top scorer with a season-high 27 points, including five 3-pointers. He also matched his season best with nine assists and four steals.
    • He is the fifth Wildcat to reach 20 points this season.
  • Oscar Tshibwe Collected 14 points and a game-high eight rebounds.
  • CJ Frederick Has 12 points, making 4-of-6 on 3-pointers.
  • Antonio Reeves He had 10 points, his ninth double-figure game of the season.
    • He has made at least one 3-pointer in every game this season.

Coach John Calipari

  • Calipari 1-0 vs. Florida A&M is.
  • Calipari has an 818-244 all-time on-court record and a 373-104 mark in his 14m Season in the UK.
  • UK is 306-58 (84.1%) against unranked competition under Calipari.

Rap Arena

  • UK extended its home winning streak to 26 games in the 2020–21 season and (as of this writing) has the longest active home winning streak in the Southeastern Conference and is tied for the third-longest in the nation.
  • Kentucky is 640-77 (89.3%) in Rupp Arena’s 47-year history.
  • Kentucky is 213-17 (92.6%) in Rupp Arena under Calipari.

In the first half

  • Began the combination of Kentucky Sahveer Wheeler, Cason Wallace, Chris Livingston, Lance Ware And Oscar Tshibwe For the first time this season.
  • CJ Frederick, Antonio Reeves And Jacob Toppin At the 13:48 mark were UK’s first subs.
  • Florida A&M got the opening tip and the first basket but Kentucky responded with an 18-0 spurt, the Wildcats’ biggest run of the season.
  • The Rattlers clawed back to within nine points at 36-27 and trailed 42-32 at halftime.
  • UK had balanced scoring and Fredrick led the way with nine points on three 3-pointers.

In the second half

  • Kentucky opened the second stanza with the starting lineup.
  • Wallace scored UK’s first seven points of the half, pushing the lead to 49-34.
  • UK leads by 21 points at 69-48 with 11:13 left. However, FAMU put together a 14-0 run, narrowing the lead to 69-62 at the 6:00 mark.
  • Tshibwe broke up a run by muscling to the basket from the mid-lane, later added five foul shots, and Welles and Reaves each scored five as the Wildcats claimed an 88-68 victory.


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