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Kentucky vs BELLARMINE

THURSDAY 11/17, 2022
MEMORIAL COLISEUM – LEXINGTON, KY.

Kentucky 63, Bellarmine 45 – FINALS

Team records and series notes

  • The University of Kentucky women’s basketball program enters its 49th season with a 886-569 (0.609) all-time record.
    • The Wildcats improved to 4-0 this season, including 4-0 at home in 2022-23.
  • Kyra Elzy is inside her third season as head coach of the Wildcats with an overall record of 41-21.
    • Elzy is 26-7 at home, including a 24-5 record at the Memorial Coliseum and a 2-2 mark at the Rupp Arena.
  • Kentucky remains the leader in all-time meets with BelLarmine, 3-0, according to Kentucky records.
    • It was the first meeting between the two teams in 46 years.
  • Kentucky will meet No. 14/14 Virginia Tech in the Bahamas on Monday, November 21 at 12:00 p.m. in the Baha Mar Hoops Pink Flamingo Championship.
    • It will be Britain’s first top 25 opponents of the season.
    • Kentucky will depart for the Bahamas on November 19th.

team notes

  • Kentucky used the starting combination of Jada Walker, Maddie Scherr, Robyn Benton, and Blair Green Nyah Leveretter. The wildcats are 4-0 with this starting combination this season.
    • Kentucky won the opening tip.
    • Blair Green became the first Kentucky player to score in that game for the second game in a row.
    • Adebola Adeyeye was that fFirst substitute off the bench for the fourth game in a row.
  • It was a slow offensive start for both teams as Kentucky only scored once 12 points to Bellarmine’s nine points in the first quarter.
    • Blair Green had Kentucky’s first three points of the game thanks to a jumper and a free throw.
    • Ajae Petty and Adebola Adeyeye came off the bench to score the next eight points in the next five minutes.
    • Jada Walker had one two free throws to help Kentucky extend its lead over Bellarmine, 12-9, late in the first quarter.
    • Despite Kentucky’s slow offensive start, they brought intensity to other areas, forcing Bellarmine to commit nine turnovers in the first 10 minutes of the game.
  • The Knights scored the opening goal in the second quarter, but the Wildcats responded with a 12-0 run that lasted more than four minutes.
    • Kentucky’s scoring streak was cut short after a field goal by Bellarmine from behind the arc at 4:24 as the Cats held a 24-14 lead.
    • The two teams went back-and-more in the next minute.
    • The Wildcats then went out on a 9-0 run 5-of-6 in the final two minutes and 43 seconds.
    • Green hit a three-point field goal in the last second to help Kentucky take their biggest lead of the game, 20 points, 37-17, at halftime.
  • Walker started the third quarter with a couple of free throws as UK extended his lead to BU, 39-17.
    • There was a back-and-forth in the third quarter, with neither team scoring more than four points.
    • Kentucky experienced a goal drought in the final four minutes and 15 seconds of the game third quarter.
    • Bellarmine beat Kentucky 16-15 in the third quarterwhile the Wildcats continued to lead the Knights, 52-33.
  • Kentucky scored his first points in the fourth quarter at 7:16 after Scherr served it up to Green for a long-range field goal.
    • Elzy continued her efforts to introduce freshmen in the fourth quarter as she tested new lineups with a focus on her rookie student.Athlete.
    • The Wildcats scored eight more points on free throws alone after Green’s 3-pointers early in the fourth quarter as the Cats went off the line 8 of 10 in those 10 minutes.
    • That Knights took advantage of the Wildcats’ new look and narrowly edged the Cats 12-11 in the fourth quarter.
    • Kentucky ended up defeating Bellarmine 63-45.
  • The wildcats forced the knights committing 27 turnovers while scoring 24 points from those errors, marking his third straight game and forcing opponents to turn the ball at least 25 times. Meanwhile, the Cats are down at least 24 points in revenue in every game this season.
  • Kentucky had a season-high 43 rebounds in the game.

Player Notes

  • Kentucky allowed three players to score in doubles Digits for the third game in a row.
  • Graduated Guard Blair Green led the team for the first time this season with a season-best 15 points in the standings.
    • It was her third straight game in which she scored in double figures.
    • Green led the team by 3 points and knocked down a season-high two behind the arc.
    • She tied her season high with five rebounds.
    • She added a steal and her first block of the season.
  • Sophomore guard Jada Walker had 14 points, thanks in part to 6-of-6 from the line.
    • It was her second straight game in which she scored in double figures.
    • She added a season high and a team high Seven rebounds, thanks in part to a career-high five offensive rebounds.
    • She had a season high, leading five steals while also adding two assists.
      • Walker leads the team in seven straight games and records at least one steal, a series of them is from last season.
  • Graduated Guard Robyn Benton is the only wildcat too scoring in double digits all season and earning 11 points in today’s game.
    • she added two rebounds, two steals and an assist.
      • Benton has had at least two steals in three out of four games this season.
  • Junior forward Aye Petty had a career-high and team-high seven rebounds, a career-high two steals, and a career-high one assist.
    • She added a season high tying a block.
  • junior guard Maddie Scherr covered her stat line with eight assists, six points, five rebounds, a season-high, two steals and a block.

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