Women's Basketball


No. 11 Kentucky 60, Kansas State 49 – FINAL
Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 3-0 on the year, while Kansas State is 1-1.
    • UK is now 10-9 all-time against teams making up the current alignment of the Big 12 Conference.
    • This was the first road game of the season for Kentucky.
    • This game was a part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. This is the third year that UK has participated in the event, sitting 2-1.
  • This was the first all-time meeting between Kentucky and Kansas State in women’s basketball. Obviously, UK leads the series 1-0.
  • Kyra Elzy is in her first season as interim head coach at Kentucky.
    • Elzy is now 3-0 as head coach of Kentucky. 
  • UK is now 848-548 all-time in its 47th year of varsity women’s basketball.
  • Kentucky is ranked 11th in the latest AP Top 25 and 12th in the latest USA Today/Coaches Top 25.
  • Kentucky will return to action Sunday, Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. ET vs. No. 13 Indiana inside Memorial Coliseum. The game will be televised on ESPNU.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky used the starting combination of senior forward KeKe McKinney, senior guard Chasity Patterson, sophomore forward Dre’una Edwards, junior guard Blair Green and junior Rhyne Howard.
    • This was the first time this season that UK has used this starting combination.
    • Blair Green scored first for Kentucky in the game – the second time this season she has been the first Wildcat to score.
  • Kentucky started strong with a 12-5 lead with 4:15 to go in the first quarter, but Kansas State would end the quarter on a 8-0 run as part of a 11-2 run to take a 16-14 lead into the second quarter.
    • UK hit just two of its final 13 shots of the first quarter, including missing each of its last seven.
    • UK went the final 3:37 of the quarter without scoring.
  • Both teams scored 11 points in the second quarter as Kentucky went 4-of-15 from the field and 2-of-6 from 3, while K-State was 4-of-12 and 3-of-6 from 3.
    • Patterson led Kentucky at the half with seven points, while Edwards had nine rebounds.
  • UK was held to just 25 first-half points, which was its fewest since scoring 16 at LSU last season on Jan. 19, 2020.
  • Kentucky outscored K-State 10-4 to end the quarter to take a 43-41 lead into the final 10 minutes.
  • It was the fourth quarter that powered Kentucky past K-State, outscoring the home squad 17-8 in the final period.
    • UK ended the game on a 11-0 run as part of a 13-3 run.
  • Kentucky outrebounded Kansas State 40-32, including a 16-8 edge in offensive rebounds.
  • This was the third and last game of Tatyana Wyatt’s three-game suspension for violating team rules.
  • Emma King, who started each of UK’s first two games, was not available for the game tonight due to COVID-19 protocols.

Player Notes

  • Senior guard Chasity Patterson scored 11 points with a steal in 31 minutes of play.

    • Patterson has scored 10 or more points in each of UK’s three games this season.
    • Patterson has scored 10 or more points in 14 career games.
    • Patterson has hit a 3 in five straight games and has at least one steal in five straight games.
  • Sophomore forward Dre’una Edwards recorded her second-straight double-double in the game, scoring a team-best 16 points with 12 rebounds.  
    • Edwards is the first Kentucky player with consecutive games with at least 16 points and 12 rebounds since Evelyn Akhator on Jan. 12 and 15, 2017.
    • Edwards had a team-best four steals in the game, which is the second time this season she has led UK in steals.
    • This is the second time Edwards has led UK in rebounds.
    • This was the ninth double-double of Edwards’ career.
  • Junior forward KeKe McKinney had five points in 32 minutes with a block, two steals and eight rebounds.
  • Junior guard Robyn Benton scored 11 points going 2-of-6 from 3 with five rebounds and three steals.
    • This was the first time in her UK career and the 21st total she has recorded 10 or more points.
    • The three steals were a season high for Benton.
    • Benton has five rebounds in each of her first three games as a Wildcat.
  • Junior guard Rhyne Howard was held to eight points with six rebounds and two steals.
    • This was only the eighth time in Howard’s career she has not recorded 10 or more points.


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