FRIDAY 11/12/2022

Kentucky 73, Morehead State 48 – FINALS

Team records and series notes

  • The University of Kentucky women’s basketball program enters its 49th season at 884-569 (.608) all-time record.
    • The Wildcats improved to 2-0 this season, including 2-0 at home in 2022-23.
  • Kyra Elzy is in her third season as the Wildcats head coach and holds a 39-21 overall record.
    • Elzi is 24-7 at home, including a 22-5 record at the Memorial Coliseum and a 2-2 mark at the Rupp Arena.
  • Kentucky leads the all-time meetings with Morehead State, 33-4, in a row that began in 1970.
    • UK leads all-time meetings with MSU at games played in Lexington, 23-1
    • The Wildcats won the last 16 direct encounters with the Eagles.
  • Kentucky will host Coastal Carolina for their next game on Sunday, November 13 at 1 p.m. ET at the Memorial Coliseum for Daddy and Daughters Day.

team notes

  • Kentucky held Morehead State to 48 points.
    • It This was the first time it kept an opponent under 50 points since allowing just 44 points against SC Upstate on December 19, 2021.
    • The Wildcats held the Eagles to just 14 points in the fast half, the first time the Cats held an opponent under 20 points in the first half since they allowed just 18 points against Missourme on January 31, 2021.
  • Kentucky used the starting combination of Jada Walker, Maddie Scherr, Robyn Benton, and Blair Green Nyah Leveretter. The Wildcats are 2-0 with that starting combination this season.
    • Kentucky won the opening Tip.
    • Maddie Scherr became the first Kentucky player to score in that game.
    • Adebola Adeyeye and Emma King was the first substitute off the bench.
  • Kentucky had a 13-0 run early in the game thanks to goals from five different players.
    • Britain’s first three field goals The game featured three-point field goals from Maddie Scherr, Emma King, and Eniya Russell.
    • The Wildcats led the Eagles, 17-6, at the end of the first quarter.
      • That is the lowest score the Cats have conceded in a quarter so far this season.
  • State of Morehead opened scoring in the second quarter to try to eat at the Kentucky lead.
    • Blair Green responded with a knight at 8:38 in the second quarter.
    • Both teams went scoreless for the next more than three minutes.
    • TThe gate to the drought was crowned by Amiya Jenkins’ 3-pointer just under the five-minute mark.
      • Kentucky extended their lead over Morehead State to 24-10.
    • The Eagles went on a 4-0 run as the clock ticked down to the last minute of the second quarter.
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    • Kentucky led 26-14 at halftime against Morehead State.
  • The Eagles scored the first goal of halftime.
    • The Wildcats reacted great, scoring three straight 3-pointers, first by Robyn Benton, followed by Green, then capped by Scherr.
    • Kentucky turned that into an 11-0 run.
      • This run was in with one break Morehead State’s inbound game. Adeyey forced a steal and then passed it to Scherr, who served it up to Walker for an under-the-basket layup.
    • That would finally went into an 18-0 run as the clock neared the five-minute mark in the third quarter.
    • Kentucky’s run was snapped by a Morehead State 3 pointer that turned into a 9-0 run for the Eagles.
    • The cats went to aAnother 6-0 run to wrap up the third quarter as the Wildcats led the Eagles 54-27 with the final 10 minutes.
  • Once again, Morehead State opened the third quarter in scoring.
    • Green and Adebola responded with a jumper and a layup, respectively, before Morehead State collected for an and-one.
    • Scherr followed with her fourth 3 pointer of the game. Benton added a layup under the basket as Kentucky led Morehead State 63-32.
    • The Eagles went to a 7-0 run to break the five-minute mark in the game.
    • It went back from there-and-onto the end of the game when Kentucky defeated Morehead State 73-48.
  • Kentucky shot a season-high 51.7 percent from the field on 30-of-42 shooting.
    • The Wildcats also scored 10 3-pointers on 43.5 percent from the arc.
    • UK forced MSU to commit 30 turnovers and scored 38 points shy of those errors.
    • Kentucky had 24 assists with 30 field goals.

player notes

  • Kentucky had three players who scored in double figures, including Maddie Scherr (14), Blair Green (13) and Robyn Benton (11).
  • junior guard Maddie Scherr led the team 5-of-7 from the field with 14 points.
    • She tied her career with three four-point field goal marks and went 4-of-4 from the arc.
    • Scherr added a career-high with nine assists. She also added six reboundsthree blocks and a bargain.
  • Graduated Guard Blair Green had 13 points on 6 of 11 from the field while tackling four rebounds, an assist and a steal.
  • Graduated Guard Robyn Benton scored 11 points on 5-of-11 from the field.
    • It was the second straight game this season in which she scored in double figures.
    • She also had three rebounds and three assists.
      • It was the second straight game this season that she has recorded at least three assists.
  • Freshman Guard Amiya Jenkins had a career-high eight points on 3-of-4 from the field.
    • The rookie made her first career 3-pointer in the game.
  • graduate forward Adebola Adeyeye led the team in the second straight game with seven rebounds.
    • She also had three steals and an assist and a block.
  • Despite sophomore guard Jada Walker Due to foul problems, she only played 12 minutes and produced four assists and a steal.
  • Freshman Guards Saniah Tyler and Cassidy Rowe and freshman forward Zennia Thomas made their college debut.