Women's Basketball


No. 9 Kentucky 79, Marshall 45 – FINAL
Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 5-0 on the year, while Marshall is 1-1.   
    • This was Marshall’s first road game of the season.
    • This was game two of a three-game homestand for Kentucky. UK is 2-0 on this stretch.
  • This was the 17th all-time meeting between Kentucky and Marshall in women’s basketball with UK owning a 15-2 lead in the series.
    • UK holds a 10-0 mark in Lexington.  
    • This was only the fourth meeting between the two schools since 2003.
  • Kyra Elzy is in her first season as interim head coach at Kentucky.
    • Elzy is now 5-0 as head coach of Kentucky. 
    • Elzy’s strong start ties the second-most wins to start a season for a first-year head coach in program history. Sharon Fanning started 5-0 in her first year in 1987-88, while Terry Hall holds the program record with a 9-0 start in her first season in 1980-81.
  • UK is now 850-548 all-time in its 47th year of varsity women’s basketball.
  • The Wildcats have had great success in Memorial Coliseum, sitting 465-159 overall in the historic building
    • Kentucky has won 27 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 No.9 in the latest AP Top 25 and USA Today/Coaches Top 25. This is Kentucky’s highest ranking since 2015-16.
    • UK is 17-6 all-time as the No. 9 team in the nation.  
  • Kentucky will return to action Sunday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. ET vs. Samford inside Memorial Coliseum. The game will be streamed on SEC Network+.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky used the starting combination of senior guard Chasity Patterson, sophomore forwards Dre’una Edwards and Olivia Owens, junior guard Blair Green and junior guard Rhyne Howard.
    • This was the first time this season that UK has used this starting combination.
    • This was the first career start for Olivia Owens.
    • Rhyne Howard scored first for Kentucky in the game – the first time this season she has been the first Wildcat to score.
  • Kentucky started the game on a 13-0 run, which was its longest run of the season.
    • UK has had at least a 10-0 in every game this season.
  • UK outscored Marshall 22-7 in the first quarter, going 8-of-15 from the field and 4-of-7 from 3.
    • UK’s 22 points was its second highest in the first quarter this season, while limiting Marshall to seven points was the lowest output by a UK opponent in the first quarter this year.
  • Marshall doubled their scoring total from the first quarter in the first two minutes of the second quarter. Overall, the Thundering Herd and Wildcats were tied 19-19 in the second quarter.
    • UK ended the second quarter on a 7-0 run thanks to an and-one from Robyn Benton, jumper by Blair Green and then a steal and layup by Green.
    • Marshall’s 19 points in the second quarter were the most UK has allowed an opponent this season. The previous was 15 by Indiana.
    • Marshall went 7-of-11 from the field in the second quarter.
    • Eighteen of Marshall’s 26 first-half points came in the paint or at the free-throw line.
  • UK turned it back up in the third quarter, outscoring Marshall 22-10. The Wildcats ended the quarter on a 17-3 run and included in that was a 13-0 run.
  • After a Marshall field goal with 5:36 to go in the third quarter, the Thundering Herd were held the next 12:36 without a field goal. The field-goal streak was ended with 1:48 to go in the game.
    • Marshall went just 1-of-12 from the field in the fourth quarter.
  • Kentucky shot a season-high 54.1 percent from the field in the game.
    • UK was 33-of-61 from the field and 7-of-22 from 3.
  • UK recorded a season-high 20 assists in the game.
  • Kentucky had 40 points in the paint in the game and outrebounded Marshall 40-26 with 12 offensive rebounds.
  • The 34-point margin of victory is the largest of the season for Kentucky.
  • UK’s 79 points is its second most of the season, while limiting Marshall to 45 points is the fewest points scored against Kentucky this season.
  • All 11 Wildcats that played in the game scored. This is the first time this season that UK has had 11 players score a point in a game.

Player Notes

  • Junior guard Blair Green scored a career-high 17 points adding a rebound and two steals.

    • Green had tied her career high of 13 points four times, including in the season opener, finally breaking through in the game tonight with 17.
    • Green also set career highs in field goals made with eight and tied a career high in field goals attempted with 13.
    • Green hit a 3 in the game and has hit a 3 in every game but one this season.
    • Green went 8-of-13 from the field and 1-of-4 from 3.
  • Junior guard Rhyne Howard scored 13 points with five rebounds, five assists, a block and a steal.  
    • Howard went 5-of-11 from the field and 3-of-7 from 3 in the game.
    • Howard has made 164 career 3s, which ranks seventh most in school history.
    • Howard has 1,201 career points as a Wildcat, which ranks her 22nd all-time in scoring at UK.
      • Howard needs 14 point to tie Stacy McIntyre for 21st all-time with 1,215 points.
    • In 62 career games, Howard has …
      • Hit at least one 3 in 55 career games, including twice this season.
      • Made three or more 3s in 28 career games, including twice this season.
      • Made five or more 3s in 11 career games.
      • Scored 10+ points in 54 career games, including twice this season.
      • Scored 15+ points in 44 career games, including once this season.
      • Scored 20+ points in 32 career games, including once this season.
      • Led UK in assists in 17 career games, including once this season.
      • Led UK in blocks in 22 career games, including once this season.
  • Sophomore forward Dre’una Edwards snapped her streak of three straight double-doubles, finishing just short with 13 points and eight rebounds.    
    • This is the fourth time Edwards has led UK in rebounds as she tied Nyah Leveretter with the team lead with eight.
    • Edwards has hit a 3-pointer in every game but one this season, going 1-for-1 tonight.
  • Junior guard Robyn Benton scored eight points and hit a three in the game.  
    • Benton has hit a 3 in every game but one this season.
  • Junior forward KeKe McKinney did not play in the game due to a shoulder injury. She is listed day-to-day.  

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