Women's Basketball


No. 15 Kentucky 88, Georgia 77 – FINAL
Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 21-6 overall and 10-5 in the SEC while Georgia is 15-13 overall and 6-9 in the league. 
    • UK is 14-3 at home this season, including 13-2 inside Memorial Coliseum.
  • This was the 57th all-time meeting between Kentucky and Georgia in women’s basketball.
    • Georgia leads the all-time series 37-20, including a 14-11 mark in Lexington.
    • Kentucky has won five of the last six meetings in the series.
  • Matthew Mitchell is in his 13th season as the head coach of the Wildcats.
    • Mitchell is 332-160 overall in his career and 302-131 during his tenure at Kentucky.
  • Kentucky is ranked 15th in the latest AP Top 25 and 16th in the latest USA Today/Coaches Top 25.
  • The Wildcats will return to action Sunday when they close out the regular season at Vanderbilt. The game will tip at 2 p.m. ET on SEC Network+.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky used the starting combination of senior guards Sabrina Haines and Jaida Roper, sophomore guard Rhyne Howard, junior forward KeKe McKinney and senior forward Ogechi Anyagaligbo. 
    • This was the fourth time this season that UK has used this starting combination, sitting 3-2.
    • Ogechi Anyagaligbo scored first for Kentucky in the game. This was the fourth time this season that she has been the first Wildcat to score. 
  • Kentucky scored 22 first-quarter points but allowed Georgia to score 20 and end the first quarter on a 7-0 run after UK had taken a 22-13 lead with just under two minutes to go.
  • Kentucky scored 53 points in the first half, which was its most in the first half of a league game this season.
  • Georgia tied its season high in first-half points with 46 while it was also its most points in the first half in league play this season.
  • Kentucky went 10-of-18 from 3 in the first half, while Georgia went 5-of-5 from long range.
    • UK’s 10 3s was one off the most 3s hit in a half in program history, which was 11 vs. Detroit in 1993.
  • The Wildcats went 12-of-20 from 3 in the game, marking the 13th time this season UK has hit 10 or more 3s in a game.
  • UK has 228 3-pointers this season, which ranks third most in program history.
  • The Wildcats went an impressive 20-of-21 from the free-throw line in the game.
    • Jaida Roper was 11-of-11 from the line and has hit 22 straight from the line tying the eighth longest streak in program history.
  • Kentucky had 20 assists in the game and has 20 or more assists two of the last three games.
  • UK scored 22 points off turnovers marking the 21st time this season UK has scored 20 or more points off turnovers.
  • This is the 10th time in Mitchell’s tenure that the Wildcats have won 10 or more league games.
  • Kentucky has earned another 20-win season under Matthew Mitchell, the 10th in his 13-year tenure.
    • This is the 20th time in 46 seasons that UK has won 20 or more games.

Player Notes

  • Sophomore guard Rhyne Howard scored a game-high 25 points in the game, including 13 in the fourth quarter. 

    • Howard has 1,082 career points, moving up to 28th all-time in scoring in program history.
      • Howard needs 53 more to tie for 27th.
    • Howard has hit 146 career 3-pointers, which ranks eighth most in program history.
      • Howard needs 16 more makes from 3 to tie Jenny Pfeffier for seventh all-time on that list at 162 makes.
    • Howard has hit 72 3-pointers this season, ranking seventh on the UK single-season list.
    • Howard has now scored 20 or more points in 18 games.
    • Howard has scored 20 or more points in 13 of her last 14 games.
    • This was the 19th time this season and 35th time in her career that Howard has led UK in scoring.
    • This was the 12th time this season and 31st career time that Howard has led UK in rebounds.
    • In 56 career games, Howard has recorded some impressive numbers:
      • Hit at least one 3 in 50 career games
      • Made three or more 3s in 24 games
      • Made five or more 3s in 9 games
      • Scored 10+ points in 49 games
      • Scored 15+ points in 40 games
      • Scored 20+ points in 28 games
      • Scored 25+ points in 17 games
      • Scored 30+ points in 3 games
      • Led UK in scoring in 35 games
      • Led UK in rebounding in 31 games
  • Senior guard Sabrina Haines scored 15 points in the game.
    • Haines went 3-of-9 from 3 in the game.
    • Haines has hit at least one 3 in 23 games, including three or more 3s in 11 games.
    • This was the 17th time this season that Haines has scored 10 or more points.
    • This was the sixth time this season that Haines has scored 15 or more points.
  • Senior guard Jaida Roper scored 14 points in the game going 11-of-11 from the free-throw line.
    • Roper’s strong showing at the free-throw line was only the 13th time in program history a player has attempted 10 or more free throws and hit every attempt.
    • Roper had five assists in the game, tying for a team high.
    • This was the 12th time this season she has led UK in assists. 
  •  Senior forward Ogechi Anyagaligbo scored 10 points in the game with four rebounds.
    • This is the third time she has scored 10 points tying her season high.


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