Women's Basketball


Kentucky 90, Auburn 62 – FINAL
Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 15-11, 8-8 in the SEC this season, while Auburn is 10-17, 2-14 in league play.
    • This was the 52nd all-time meeting between the two teams with the series now tied 26-26.
    • Kentucky leads the series in games played in Lexington, 12-10.
    • Kentucky has won 15 of the last 16 meetings, including nine straight in Lexington.
    • Kentucky won both meetings between the two teams this season also defeating the Tigers in Auburn.
  • Kentucky is on a six-game winning streak, marking the most consecutive wins for UK in league play under Kyra Elzy.
    • It is the longest winning streak for Kentucky in league play since Feb. 2019.
    • This is the first time Kentucky has won six straight games to end the regular season since 2016. UK went to the SEC Tournament semifinals and NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 that season.
  • Kentucky is in its 48th season with a 878-568 (.606) all-time record.
  • Kyra Elzy is in her second season as the head coach of the Wildcats, holding a 33-20 overall record.
  • Kentucky is 511-183 all-time at home, including a 481-164 record inside Memorial Coliseum.
    • UK is 22-7 all-time at home under Kyra Elzy, including a 20-5 mark in Memorial Coliseum.
  • Kentucky will be back in action Thursday, March 3 vs. Mississippi State in the second round of the SEC Tournament. The game will tip at 7 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 5-0 with this combination.
    • Rhyne Howard scored first for Kentucky in the game. It was the team-leading ninth time this season she has scored first.
    • Dre’una Edwards was the first sub for Kentucky. It was the seventh time she has been the first Wildcat off the bench.
    • Auburn won the opening tip. It was the 17th time that UK has lost the opening tip.  
  • Kentucky – and Rhyne Howard – came exploding out of the gate, leading 30-15 at the end of the first quarter.
    • Howard had 16 first-quarter points, going 6-of-8 from the field and 4-of-5 from 3.
    • UK was 11-of-17 from the field and 6-of-7 from 3 in the first quarter.
    • The 30 points was UK’s most in the first quarter of a game all season and the second most in a quarter period this year.
  • Kentucky won the second quarter 17-11 to take a 47-26 lead into the break at halftime.
    • UK was 6-of-15 from the field in the second quarter, including 2-of-5 from 3.
    • Auburn was 3-of-19 rom the field in the second quarter, including 0-of-2 from 3.
    • Overall in the first half, UK was 8-of-12 from 3 and 17-of-32 from the field for 53 percent.
    • Auburn missed each of its last six shots and made just one of its last 10 to end the first half.
  • Kentucky won the third quarter 28-14 to take control of the game.
    • UK was 9-of-18 from the field and 1-of-4 from 3 in the quarter.
    • Auburn was 3-of-15 from the field and 1-of-2 from 3.
  • Auburn won the fourth quarter 22-15.
  • Kentucky has won three straight league games by 15+ points since 2013.
  • Kentucky hit 10 3s in the game, marking the second time in conference play the Wildcats have hit 10 or more 3s. UK has hit seven or more 3s four times during the six-game winning streak.
  • UK had 23 assists in the game, which tied its most in a game in league play this season. UK also had 23 vs. Miss. State.
  • Kentucky had just eight turnovers in the game and has had single-digit turnovers in each of the last two games.
  • UK lost the rebounding battle 49-35, allowing 27 offensive rebounds to Auburn, who had 20 second-chance points.
  • UK had five blocks in the game and has 146 blocks on the season, which ranks fourth most in a season in program history.
  • Kentucky had 34 bench points and has recorded 25+ bench points six straight games.

Player Notes

  • Rhyne Howard had a record-breaking down, scoring 32 points with eight 3s.

    • Howard hit six 3s in the first half, which was a new school record. Several players had hit five prior to today.
    • Howard’s eight 3s overall were the most in a game in program history.
    • Her 3s made today pushed her to 272 career 3s made, which is tops in program history.
    • Howard’s 32 points were a season high and marked the ninth time in her career she has scored 30 or more points.
      • She now is second all-time in program history in 30-point performances.
    • For her career, Howard has scored 2,185 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.   
    • Howard ranks second in school history in career scoring average at 20.0, while she is tied for second in field-goals made with 757, first in career 3s made with 272 and fourth in career 3-point field-goal percentage at 37.4. She is also fourth in UK history in steals per game at 2.367.
    • In 109 career games, Howard has …
      • Hit at least one 3 in 94 career games, including 21 times this season.
      • Made three or more 3s in 46 career games, including nine this season.
      • Made five or more 3s in 16 career games, including four times this season.
      • Scored 10+ points in 97 career game, including 23 times this season.
      • Scored 15+ points in 81 career games, including 22 times this season.
      • Scored 20+ points in 59 career games, including 15 times this season.
      • Scored 25+ points in 32 career games, including six times this season.
      • Scored 30+ points in 9 career games, including twice this season.
      • Led UK in scoring in 70 career games, including 16 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 48 career games, including 17 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 25 points in the game, marking the second straight game she has scored 25+.  
    • Edwards went 9-of-15 from the field and 7-of-7 from the free-throw line with seven rebounds, three assists and two steals.
    • Kentucky is now 9-0 when she scores 20 or more points.
    • This was the ninth 20-point game for Edwards this season and the 13th of her career.
  • Jada Walker scored 15 points with two 3s, two assists and two steals.
    • This was the 14th double-digit game of the season for Walker and the sixth time she has scored 15 or more.
    • Walker left the game in the fourth quarter with injury and did not return.  

Jazmine Massengill had 10 assists and scored four points with two blocks.


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