Women's Basketball


No. 11 KENTUCKY vs. No. 13 INDIANA
No. 11 Kentucky 72, No. 13 Indiana 68 – FINAL
Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 4-0 on the year, while Indiana 2-1.  
    • This was the first ranked win of the year for Kentucky, who has defeated 97 ranked teams in its history.
    • This was Indiana’s first road game of the season.
    • Kentucky is now 23-7 all-time against No. 13 ranked teams.
    • This is the third year in a row that UK has defeated a top-15 ranked team.
  • This was the 26th all-time meeting between Kentucky and Indiana in women’s basketball with UK owning a 14-12 lead in the series.
    • UK holds a 8-3 mark against IU in Lexington.
    • This was the first ever meeting between Kentucky and Indiana where both teams were ranked in the AP Top 25.
  • Kyra Elzy is in her first season as interim head coach at Kentucky. She did not coach today’s game due to health reasons not related to COVID-19.
    • Elzy is now 4-0 as head coach of Kentucky. 
  • UK is now 849-548 all-time in its 47th year of varsity women’s basketball.
  • The Wildcats have had great success in Memorial Coliseum, sitting 463-159 overall in the historic building
    • Kentucky has won 26 straight non-conference home games inside Memorial Coliseum dating back to December of 2017 when it lost back-to-back games to UofL and Cal.
  • Kentucky is ranked 11th in the latest AP Top 25 and 12th in the latest USA Today/Coaches Top 25. Indiana is ranked No. 13 in the latest AP Top 25 and No. 15 in the latest USA Today/Coaches Top 25.
  • Kentucky will return to action Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. ET vs. Marshall inside Memorial Coliseum. The game will be streamed on SEC Network+.

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 second time this season that UK has used this starting combination.
    • UK is now 2-0 this season with this starting combination.
    • Chasity Patterson scored first for Kentucky in the game – the second time this season she has been the first Wildcat to score.
  • Indiana ended the first quarter on a 12-0 run hitting a 3-pointer at the buzzer. Kentucky led 12-9 midway through before the run.
    • The Hoosiers hit five of their last six field goals in the period, going 8-of-18 overall and 2-of-2 from 3.
    • Kentucky went 5-of-12 from the field and 1-of-4 from 3 in the quarter.
  • The run continued for IU to start the second quarter, extending it to 14-0 as the Wildcats went 5:29 of game play without scoring. It was a Chasity Patterson basket that ended the drought.
    • UK cut the lead back to single digits late in the fourth quarter with a Rhyne Howard 3, but UK ended the half with back-to-back baskets to take a 36-23 lead into the break.
    • IU’s 14-0 run against Kentucky was the longest UK has allowed this season.
  • Indiana had 11 second-chance points in the first half on seven offensive rebounds. The Hoosiers outrebounded the Wildcats 24-17 overall in the first 20 minutes.
  • Kentucky flipped the script on Indiana in the second half, outscoring the Hoosier 49-32 in the final 20 minutes.
  • Indiana led for 31:53 in the game, including a double-digit lead for a majority of the second half. IU’s biggest lead was 14 at 6:44 in the second quarter.
    • UK erasing that lead marks the 12th-largest comeback in school history.
    • The 14-point comeback win is the largest for Kentucky since March 6, 2015 when it trailed Mississippi State by 15 and came back to win.
    • The 14-point comeback win is the largest for Kentucky at Memorial Coliseum since Dec. 1, 2013 vs. Louisville when the Cats also trailed by 14.
  • After Indiana went up 10 at 59-49 with exactly 7:00 to go in the game, Kentucky went on a 11-0 run over the next 4:09 to grab a 60-59 lead with 2:51 to play.
    • UK now has a 10-0 run or better in every game this season.  
  • Indiana grabbed its last lead of the game when it ended UK’s 11-0 run with two free throws but Kentucky responded with a 6-0 run, including two Dre’una Edwards free throws and back-to-back baskets by Howard and Benton to all but seal the victory.
  • Kentucky went 12-of-14 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter, including 10-for-10 in the final 2:51 of the game.
  • Four Kentucky players scored in double figures in the game, which is a season high.
  • Kentucky hit a season-high eight 3s in the game, going 8-of-16 from long range.
  • UK shot 44.2 percent from the field, going 23-of-52 overall, which was its best field-goal percentage of the year.
  • UK limited Indiana to 68 points, which was a season-low scoring for the Hoosiers. IU scored 100 and 71 in its previous two games.
  • The Hoosier had limited their first two opponents to a combined 77 points with UK nearly doubling that Sunday with 72.
  • 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 13 points with seven rebounds, six assists and two steals.  

    • Patterson has scored 10 or more points in each of UK’s four games this season.
    • Patterson has scored 10 or more points in 15 career games.
    • Patterson has hit a 3 in six straight games and has at least one steal in six straight games.
    • Patterson led UK with two steals, which is the eighth time in her career she has led UK in steals.
  • Sophomore forward Dre’una Edwards recorded her third straight double-double in the game, scoring 14 points with 10 rebounds and a steal.   
    • Dre’una Edwards is the first Kentucky player with three consecutive double-doubles since Evelyn Akhator in the final three games of the 2016-2017 season.
    • This is the third time Edwards has led UK in rebounds.
    • This was the 10th double-double of Edwards’ career.
    • Edwards went 2-of-2 from 3, which ties her career high in 3s made. She has a hit a 3 in three of UK’s first four games.
  • Junior forward KeKe McKinney played a team-high 35 minutes with two blocks and five rebounds.
    • McKinney now has 90 career blocks becoming only the 10th player in program history to record 90 or more career blocks.  
  • Junior guard Robyn Benton scored 12 points, going 3-of-5 from the field and 1-of-2 from 3 with a rebound and a block.
    • This was the second time in her UK career and the 22nd total she has recorded 10 or more points.
    • In the fourth quarter with Kentucky trailing 55-59, Benton hit a 3 and followed with two free throws the following possession to give UK its first lead since early in the game.
  • Junior guard Rhyne Howard scored a game-high 22 points, going 7-of-14 from the field and 3-of-6 from 3 with four rebounds and a steal.
    • The last three times that Howard has been held to single digit points, she has responded with 20+ the following game. Her freshman season, Howard scored just seven points at Georgia and followed with 25 vs. Missouri. Last year, Howard scored less than 10 just once when she had nine points at Middle Tennessee, but responded with 24 against Stetson. Tonight, she had 22 points after just eight Thursday at Kansas State.
    • Howard has made 161 career 3s, which ranks eight most in school history.
    • Howard has 1,186 career points as a Wildcat, which ranks her 23rd all-time in scoring at UK.
      • During the game Sunday, Howard passed Jocelyn Mills, Patty Jo Hedges, Lea Wise and LaTonya McDole on the career scoring list.
      • Howard needs one point to tie Maria Donhoff for 22nd all-time with 1,187 points.
    • In 61 career games, Howard has …
      • Hit at least one 3 in 54 career games.
      • Made three or more 3s in 27 career games.
      • Made five or more 3s in 11 career games.
      • Scored 10+ points in 53 career games.
      • Scored 15+ points in 44 career games.
      • Scored 20+ points in 32 career games.
      • Led UK in scoring in 39 career games.

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