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BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES FOR WOMEN
Kentucky vs NO. 14/14 VIRGINIA TECH
MONDAY 11/21/2022
GRAND BALLROOM BAHA MAR – NASSAU, BAHAMAS

Kentucky 74, #14/14 Virginia Tech 82 – FINALS

Team records and series notes

  • The University of Kentucky women’s basketball program enters its 49th season with a 886-570 (.609) all-time record.
    • The wildcats are now 4:1 this season and concede their first defeat of the year. This was Britain’s first game away from the Memorial Coliseum, going 4-0 at home.
    • Virginia Tech is now 4-0 on the season, improving to 128-69 under seventh-year head coach Kenny Brooks.
  • Kyra Elzy is inside her third season as head coach of the Wildcats with an overall record of 41-22.
  • This was the third-ever meeting between Kentucky and Virginia Tech in women’s basketball, with the Hookies now leading 2-1 in the series.
    • It was the first meeting between the two teams in 33 years.
    • This was the first meeting between the two teams in a neutral game, as both previous meetings were held in Lexington, Kentucky.
  • VT were the first ranked opponents UK faced this season.
  • Kentucky meets Dayton in their final game of the Baha Mar Hoops Pink Flamingo Championship in the Bahamas on Wednesday, November 23 at 4:30pm ET.
    • The game will be available on the UK Sports Network and online via subscription to FloHoops.com.

team notes

  • Kentucky used the starting combination of Jada Walker, Maddie Scherr, Robyn Benton, and Blair Green Adebola Adeyeye for the first time this season.
    • Virginia Tech won the opening pick, which is the first time this season that UK has lost the opening pick.
    • Jada Walker was the first Kentucky player to score in the game.
      • It marked the first time this season that she became the first wildcat to score in a game.
    • Ajae Petty was the first sub off the bench for Kentucky.
      • This was the first time this season that Petty had entered the game as the first British sub. She stepped in for Green, who caught two early fouls.
  • After Kentucky o. was surpassed in the first quarter with 29:8the Hookies utscored 66-53 the rest of the way.
    • In the second half, UK scored 51 points, shooting 55.9 percent from the field and going 2 of 5 from long range.
    • UK had 30 points in the suit in the second half and 21 points less turnover in the second half.
    • In comparison, UK has 18 times points and eight points less turnover in the first half.
  • Virginia Tech won the rebound fight against Kentucky 43-23, including a 13-11 lead in offensive rebounds, and had 19 second-chance points.
  • UK had a 48-40 advantage in in-game paint points and a 29-14 advantage in points off turnovers.
    • United Kingdom is now 3-1 this season if it wins the fight in Paint Points.
  • That was the first time this season UK are behind at half-time.
  • Virginia Tech’s 82 points were the most Britain have allowed in a game this season.
  • This was the first time Kentucky had been passed this season.
  • UK have committed fewer turnovers in the game than VT and have recorded fewer turnovers in every game they have played this season.
    • Great Britain have forced 20 or more turnovers in four of their five games this season.
  • Nine of the ten British players who took part in the game scored for the Wildcats.
  • Virginia Tech opened the game with a 3-pointer.
    • Jada Walker responded with an ace layup The two teams went back and forth as the Hokies led the Wildcats 5-4 at 7:54.
    • The Hokies then went on an 8-0 run midway through the quarter.
    • Robyn Benton capped her hit streak with a knight at 3:34.
    • The Hokies went to aanother 9-0 run.
    • Eniya Russell crowned her hit streak with a layup under the minute mark.
    • The Hokies ended the first quarter on a 7-0 run.
    • Virginia Tech led Kentucky 29-8 at the end of the first quarter.
  • The Hokies scored first to start the second quarter.
    • Blair Green followed with a jumper at 9:15.
    • Tech had a few layups before Maddie Scherr made a 4-0 run for himself as Kentucky started chipping Away at the top of Tech, 35-14.
    • The Hokies responded with a 7-0 run under the five-minute mark.
    • The Wildcats crowned the second quarter in a 9-2 run.
    • Tech led Kentucky, 44-23, at halftime.
  • Kentucky won the third quarter 26-23, shooting 64.7 percent from the field.
    • The Wildcats went 11 of 17 overall in the quarter and did not attempt a 3-pointer.
    • Eighteen of Kentucky’s 26 points in the third quarter were in the paint and the scoring was tied with six players.
    • Petty had eight points on 4-of-4 shooting in the third quarter, while Walker had five and Benton and Green had four each.
    • VT shot up 57.1 percent in the third quarter, scoring 8 out of 14.
    • The hookies still controlled the rebound lead 9-6 in the third quarter with eight second-chance points.
  • The Wildcats dominated the fourth quarter 25-15 to reduce the deficit to single digits, however, UK could never get closer than six points, falling 82-74.
    • United Kingdom had 13 points less turnover in the fourth quarter and forced nine VT miscues in the last 10 minutes alone.
    • Walker was Britain’s top scorer in the fourth quarter, scoring eight points.
    • UK was a perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter.
    • UK won the rebound fight in the fourth quarter 10-8.
    • in quarter, UK had a 17-2 run to take the single-digit lead.
    • Virginia Tech shot 30.8 percent from the field in the fourth quarter.
    • Britain hit two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, its only 3s of the game.

Player Notes

  • Jada Walker Kentucky led Kentucky for the third time this season, scoring 17 points with four assists and five steals.
    • The five steals Ties a seasonal high.
    • This was the third time this season and the 20thtime in her career that she has scored 10 or more points in a game.
    • This was the third time this season and the tenth time in her career that she had scored 15 or more points in a game.
  • Robyn Benton scored 13 points on 5-of-15 shooting and added two assists.
    • This was the fourth time this season that she had scored 10 or more points in a game and that 43rd double-digit point game of her career.
  • Aye Petty scored 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting with four rebounds.
    • This has been a high-scoring season for Petty.
  • Maddie Scherr led Kentucky to rebound for the first time in their career and grabbed seven boards.
  • farewellbola Adeyeye recorded her first career start for the Wildcats in the game.
    • She scored two points with five rebounds and a steal.
  • Amiya Jenkins came off the bench to give UK a boost with seven points and went 3-of-5 off the free throw line with four rebounds and two steals.
    • The four rebounds was a career high while the two steals tie a career high.
  • Blair Green scored nine points with a 3-pointer in play.
    • Green has hit at least a 3 in three of their last four games.

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