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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES
NO. 9 KENTUCKY VS. WOFFORD
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2020
MEMORIAL COLISEUM – LEXINGTON, KY.
No. 9 Kentucky 98, Wofford 37 – FINAL
Team Records and Series Notes
- Kentucky is 7-1 on the year, while Wofford is 3-3.
- This was the final non-conference game of the season for Kentucky, who will break for the holidays before SEC play.
- Kentucky is now 19-1 all-time against teams that make up the SoCon, including 2-0 this season.
- This was the second all-time meeting between Kentucky and Wofford in women’s basketball with UK owning a 2-0 record.
- Both all-time meetings have come inside Memorial Coliseum.
- Kyra Elzy is in her first season as interim head coach at Kentucky.
- Elzy is now 7-1 as head coach of Kentucky.
- UK is now 852-549 all-time in its 47th year of varsity women’s basketball.
- The Wildcats have had great success inside Memorial Coliseum through the years, sitting 467-159 all-time.
- UK is 6-0 at home this season.
- 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 19-7 all-time as the No. 9 team in the nation.
- Kentucky will begin Southeastern Conference play after a break for the holidays on New Year’s Eve at 8:30 p.m. ET as it plays host to No. 13 Arkansas.
- Kentucky used the starting combination of senior guard Chasity Patterson, senior forward KeKe McKinney, junior guards Blair Green and Rhyne Howard, and sophomore forward Dre’una Edwards.
- This was the fifth time this season that UK has used this starting combination. UK is 4-1 with this starting combination.
- Dre’una Edwards scored first for Kentucky in the game – the second time this season she has been the first Wildcat to score.
- Olivia Owens and Jazmine Massengill were the first subs for Kentucky. It was the fourth time this season that Owens has been the first sub.
- Wofford won the tip, marking the fourth time this season that UK has lost the opening tip.
- Kentucky led 21-5 at the end of the first quarter thanks to ending the quarter on a 11-0 run which was part of an overall 19-3 run.
- The Wildcats had no turnovers in the first quarter while forcing Wofford into eight turnovers and scoring 11 points off those miscues.
- UK held Wofford to 1-of-15 from the field for 6.7 percent in the first quarter.
- Six of the nine Wildcats that played in the first quarter scored a point in the first 10 minutes.
- The run continued into the second quarter and was finally stooped at 23-3 and 15-0.
- The 15-0 run was the longest of the season for Kentucky.
- UK outscored Wofford 27-6 in the second quarter as the Terriers went 2-of-10 from the field while UK went 10-of-20.
- Wofford went just 3-of-15 from the field in the first half for 12 percent from the field.
- It was the first time UK has limited an opponent to 15 percent or fewer from the field in a half since Jackson State shot 4.2 percent in the second half on Nov. 29, 2015.
- Wofford’s 11 first-half points were two off the UK record for fewest points allowed in the first half (9 by Charleston Southern, 12-10-04).
- This was the third game this season that UK has scored 45 points or more in the first half.
- Eight of the nine Wildcats who played in the first half of the game scored in the first 20 minutes.
- UK held Wofford to single digits in the first and second quarters, marking the first time UK had accomplished that since holding LSU to six first-quarter points and nine second-quarter points on Feb. 24, 2019.
- For the first time this season, Kentucky scored 20+ points in all four quarters as the Wildcats scored 50 points in the second half.
- UK’s 98 points were the most for the Wildcats this season in a game.
- Wofford’s 37 points was a season-low for the Terriers and the fewest points UK has allowed in a game this season.
- The 98 points scored today are the most since Dec. 18, 2018 vs. Western Carolina (99).
- Kentucky shot 50.6 percent from the field in the game, going 7-of-23 from long range.
- UK won the rebounding battle 45-29 and has recorded 45 or more rebounds in back-to-back games for the first time since recording 45 in back-to-back games during the 2015-16 season.
- Kentucky’s +16 rebounding margin today is their largest rebounding margin in a game since Dec. 29, 2018 vs. Sacred Heart (+22).
- The Wildcats forced a season-high 33 turnovers and scored a season-high 49 points off turnovers in the game.
- UK had just 10 turnovers in the game, which was one off its season-low turnovers of nine.
- Kentucky had 18 steals in the game and has now recorded 15 or more steals in three games this season.
- The 61-point win is the 13th largest margin of victory for Kentucky in school history and the largest since Nov. 29, 2015 vs. Jackson State (68 points).
- This is Kentucky’s third largest margin of victory in a game immediately following a loss in school history (61 points) (Kentucky defeated Grambling State by 63 points on Dec. 29, 2013 after losing to Duke by 8 points on Dec. 22, 2013; Kentucky defeated Chicago State by 62 points on Dec. 20, 1992 after losing to Oklahoma State by 4 points on Dec. 19, 1992).
- Kentucky has scored at least 82 points in three consecutive games for the first time since Nov. 18 – Dec. 2, 2015 (five consecutive games).
Junior guard Rhyne Howard scored 18 points with a season-high four 3s, adding four rebounds, four assists and two steals.
- Howard has made 174 career 3s, which ranks seventh most in school history.
- Howard has 1,251 career points as a Wildcat, which ranks her 21st all-time in scoring at UK.
- She needs 67 points to tie Bria Goss for 20th.
- In 65 career games, Howard has …
- Hit at least one 3 in 58 career games, including five times this season.
- Hit three or more 3s in 30 career games, including four times this season.
- Scored 10+ points in 57 career games, including five times this season.
- Scored 15+ points in 46 career games, including three times this season.
- Led UK in assists in 19 career games, including three times this season.
- Sophomore forward Dre’una Edwards scored 19 points with eight rebounds.
- Edwards has scored 10 or more points in seven games this season.
- Sophomore center Olivia Owens scored 10 points with nine rebounds.
- This was the second time this season Owens has scored 10 or more points in a game.
- The nine rebounds tied a season high.
- This is the second time Owens has led UK in rebounds this season.
- Senior guard Chasity Patterson scored 17 points with 10 steals, adding four assists.
- Patterson has scored 10 or more points in seven games this season.
- Patterson has scored 15 or more in four games this season.
- This is the sixth time that Patterson has led UK in steals this season and the 11th time in her career.
- Patterson is the second player in program history to record 10 or more steals in the game. Leslie Nichols holds the program record with 11 steals vs. UofL on Feb. 14, 1986.
- Patterson and Nichols are also the only players in school history to record eight or more steals in three or more games in a season. Nichols accomplished the feat during the 1985-86 season.
- This season, Patterson has recorded eight steals vs. Murray State and DePaul before 10 today vs. Wofford.
- Patterson has 40 steals this season to lead the nation.
- Senior forward KeKe McKinney had two blocks in the game with eight points, two rebounds and two steals.
- McKinney now has 93 career blocks which is tied for ninth most all-time in program history with Alyssa Rice.