Women's Basketball


Kentucky 78, Mizzou 63 – FINAL
Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 14-11, 7-8 in the SEC this season, while Missouri is 17-11, 6-9 in league play.
    • This was the 14th all-time meeting between Kentucky and Mizzou.
    • The Wildcats lead the series all-time 10-4.
    • Kentucky leads the series in games played in Columbia, 4-3.
  • Kentucky is on a five-game winning streak, marking the most consecutive wins for UK in league play under Kyra Elzy.
  • UK has won two straight league games by 15 or more points for the first time since January 2020.
  • Kentucky has won consecutive SEC road games by at least 15 points each for the first time since Feb. 14 and 18, 2016 at Vanderbilt (16 points) and at Mississippi State (23 points)
  • Kentucky is in its 48th season with a 877-568 (.606) all-time record.
  • Kyra Elzy is in her second season as the head coach of the Wildcats, holding a 32-20 overall record.
  • Kentucky will be back in action Sunday, Feb. 27 vs. Auburn for Rhyne Howard Day as the program honors one of the best all-time players. The game will tip at 4 p.m. ET on SEC Network.   

Team Notes

  • Kentucky used the starting combination of senior guards Rhyne Howard and Jazmine Massengill, sophomore forward Treasure Hunt and Nyah Leveretter, and freshman guard Jada Walker.
    • This is the fourth time that UK has used this starting combination this season. UK is 4-0 with this combination.
    • Treasure Hunt scored first for Kentucky in the game. It was the fourth time this season she has scored first.
    • Dre’una Edwards was the first sub for Kentucky. It was the sixth time she has been the first Wildcat off the bench.
    • Kentucky won the opening tip. It was the 10th time that UK has lost the opening tip.  
  • Kentucky started red hot from the field, hitting six of its first seven shots, including each of its three 3-point attempts.
  • The Wildcats led by 17 points at one point in the first quarter, but ended the first quarter up just 25-19.
    • Missouri went on a 11-0 run to cut into UK’s lead later in the first quarter. That run was cut short by a Robyn Benton 3 with seconds to go in the first.
    • UK was 67% from the field in the first quarter, including hitting four of seven 3s.
    • Mizzou was 8-of-15 from the field in the first quarter, including 3-of-5 from 3.
    • Mizzou had seven second-chance points in the first quarter on three offensive rebounds.
    • UK forced five first-quarter turnovers and had 12 points off those miscues.
  • Missouri won the fourth quarter 23-18, including a 8-0 run late.
    • Kentucky led 40-27 with 4:08 to go in the first half, but Mizzou ended the quarter on a 15-4 run.
    • Mizzou made five of its last six field goals.
    • Kentucky made just one of its last eight field goals and did not hit one from the field in the final 2:46.
    • Mizzou outrebounded UK 17-11 in the first half, including 6-5 on the offensive glass.
    • Kentucky was 1-of-7 from 3 in the second quarter, while Mizzou was 3-of-4.
  • Mizzou won the third quarter 14-11 as Kentucky went 5-of-17 from the field and 0-of-6 from 3.
    • UK missed its last four 3 attempts in the second quarter and all its attempts in the third quarter for 10 straight misses from long range.
  • Kentucky sealed the win with a huge fourth quarter, outscoring Mizzou 21-7.
    • UK was 10-of-17 from the field in the fourth quarter, while Mizzou was 2-of-11.
  • UK had 40 paint points in the game, which was its second most in league play and the most since 48 against Georgia in early January.
  • UK went 12-of-13 from the free-throw line.
  • Kentucky ended up with 22 points off turnovers and has had 20+ points off turnovers in each of the last three games.
  • Howard and Edwards each had double-doubles, marking the first time UK players have recorded consecutive double-doubles since Victoria Dunlap and Eleia Roddy accomplished the feat in 2008-09.

Player Notes

  • Rhyne Howard scored 19 points with 12 rebounds, going 8-of-8 from the free-throw line with four assists and four steals.

    • For her career, Howard has scored 2,153 career points sitting second in UK history in points scored. She is second all-time in Kentucky history – men’s and women’s – in points scored, passing Dan Issel on Thursday at 2,138.  
    • Howard ranks second in school history in career scoring average at 19.9, while she is third in field-goals made with 746, second in career 3s made with 264 and fourth in career 3-point field-goal percentage at 37.4. She is also fourth in UK history in steals per game at 2.370.
    • In 108 career games, Howard has …
      • Hit at least one 3 in 93 career games, including 20 times this season.
      • Made three or more 3s in 45 career games, including eight this season.
      • Made five or more 3s in 15 career games, including three times this season.
      • Scored 10+ points in 96 career game, including 22 times this season.
      • Scored 15+ points in 80 career games, including 21 times this season.
      • Scored 20+ points in 58 career games, including 14 times this season.
      • Scored 25+ points in 31 career games, including five times this season.
      • Scored 30+ points in 8 career games, including one this season.
      • Led UK in scoring in 69 career games, including 15 times this season.
      • Led UK in rebounding in 59 career games, including 14 times this season.
      • Led UK in assists in 39 career games, including 10 times this season.
      • Led UK in steals in 47 career games, including 16 times this season.
      • Led UK in blocks in 43 career games, including 12 times this season.
      • Has 27 career double-doubles, including 10 this season.
      • Has 1 triple double.
  • Dre’una Edwards scored a career-best 30 points, going 14-of-19 from the field, 1-of-2 from 3 and 1-of-1 from the free-throw line.
    • Edwards added 10 rebounds for her second straight double-double.
    • It was her ninth double-double of the season and the 20th of her career.
    • The 14 field-goals made were a career high.
    • Kentucky is now 8-0 when she scores 20 or more points.
    • This was the ninth time this season she has recorded 10 or more rebounds.
    • She has led UK In blocks six times this season.
  • Jada Walker scored nine points and hit a 3 in the game.
  • Robyn Benton hit two 3s for the second straight game.
  • Jazmine Massengill had seven assists and scored eight points with one steal.


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