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UK-LSU postgame notes, numbers

Kentucky players and coaches enjoyed only the program’s fifth win ever at LSU. (UK Athletics Photo)

Kentucky Women’s Basketball Postgame Notes

No. 16/15 Kentucky vs. LSU

Pete Maravich Assembly Center – Baton Rouge, La.

Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019

No. 16/15 Kentucky 64, LSU 60 – FINAL

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky moves to 16-3 on the season and 3-2 in the league while LSU is now 11-6, 2-3 in the SEC.
    • The Wildcats will return to action next Thursday vs. Missouri at 7:30 p.m. ET inside Memorial Coliseum. The game will be televised on the SEC Network while Darren Headrick will have the call on radio on the UK Sports Network.
  • LSU leads the all-time series in games played against Kentucky, 33-16.
    • LSU owns a 14-5 mark in games played in Baton Rouge.
    • Kentucky has won back-to-back games in Baton Rouge first-time since 1993 ad 1995.
    • The road team has won each of the last three games in the series.
  • UK is now 814-535 all-time in its 45 years as a program.
    • Matthew Mitchell is in his 12th year with the Wildcats and holds a 272-120 record. Mitchell is 302-149 overall in 14 years as a head coach.
  • Kentucky is ranked No. 16 in the Associated Press Top 25 and No. 15 in the USA Today/Coaches Top 25.

 

Team Notes

  • Kentucky used the starting combination of junior guard Jaida Roper, junior guard Amanda Paschal, senior guard Maci Morris, sophomore forward KeKe McKinney and sophomore forward Tatyana Wyatt.
    • This was the first time this season that UK has used this starting combination.
    • Senior guard Taylor Murray did not start and was not available in the game due to injury.
    • Freshman guard Rhyne Howard did not start and was not available in the game due to injury.
  • UK started the game on a 21-5 run before LSU ended the first half on a 9-0 run hitting three 3-pointers in the final two minutes of the quarter.
    • UK shot 9-of-13 from the field in the first 10 minutes, while LSU was 5-of-16. UK scored eight points off six LSU turnovers, while LSU scored six points off five UK miscues.
  • LSU answered UK’s 16-point lead in the first half with a 17-2 run in the final two minutes of the first quarter and first seven minutes of the second quarter to cut UK’s lead to 23-22.
    • Blair Green broke the run with a 3-pointer with 2:18 left in the half. UK ended the half on a 8-3 run to grab a 31-25 halftime lead.
    • UK shot just 4-of-11 from the field in the second quarter, while LSU went 5-of-11.
  • LSU gained its first lead of the game with 5:06 to go in the game but UK ended the game on a 10-4 run to grab the win.
  • Kentucky had 21 turnovers in the game, which was its second most this season.
    • LSU scored 26 points off UK’s turnovers.
  • The Wildcats lost the rebounding battle, 35-26, and the Tigers scored 13 second-chance points.
  • Kentucky shot 51 percent from the field, which was its best in an SEC game this season.
  • UK is now 13-3 this season when it hits six or more 3-pointers.
  • UK is now 15-2 this season when they score 60 or more points.

 

Player Notes

  1. Senior guard Maci Morris scored a game-high 20 points going 7-of-12 from the field and 2-of-3 from 3 with five rebounds.
    • Morris now has 1,515 career points, which ranks ninth most in program history. She needs 48 more point to tie Sara Potts for 8th all-time in school history in points scored.
    • Morris has 226 career 3-pointers made which ranks second in program history. She needs 45 more 3s to tie Sara Potts for most all-time.
    • Morris has hit at least one 3-pointer in 31 straight games she has played in.
  • Senior guard Taylor Murray did not play in the game due to an injury.
  • Sophomore forward KeKe McKinney scored six points in the game with five rebounds.
    • McKinney scored the final four points of the game after LSU tied the score 60-60 with just over a minute to go.
  • Junior guard Jaida Roper scored 10 points with three assists in 33 minutes.
  • Sophomore forward Tatyana Wyatt scored nine points going 4-of-5 from the field and 1-of-1 from 3 with three rebounds.
  • Junior forward Ogechi Anyagaligbo led UK in rebounds with six, adding five points.

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