Kentucky-Morehead State Postgame Notes
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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES
KENTUCKY VS. MOREHEAD STATE
FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2022
MEMORIAL COLISEUM – LEXINGTON, KY.
Kentucky 73, Morehead State 48 – FINAL
Team Records and Series Notes
- The University of Kentucky women’s basketball program is in its 49th season with an 884-569 (.608) all-time record.
- The Wildcats improved to 2-0 this season, including 2-0 at home in 2022-23.
- Kyra Elzy is in her third season as the head coach of the Wildcats, holding a 39-21 overall record.
- Elzy is 24-7 at home, including 22-5 record inside Memorial Coliseum and 2-2 mark inside Rupp Arena.
- Kentucky leads the all-time meetings with Morehead State, 33-4, in a series that began in 1970.
- UK leads the all-time meetings with MSU in games played in Lexington, 23-1.
- The Wildcats have won the last 16 straight meetings with the Eagles.
- Kentucky will host Coastal Carolina for its next game Sunday, Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. ET in Memorial Coliseum for Daddy and Daughters day.
- Kentucky held Morehead State to 48 points.
- It marked the first time it has held an opponent to under 50 points since allowing just 44 points against SC Upstate on Dec. 19, 2021.
- The Wildcats held the Eagles to just 14 points in the fast half, the first time the Cats have held an opponent to under 20 points in the first half since allowing just 18 points against Missouri on Jan. 31, 2021.
- Kentucky used the starting combination Jada Walker, Maddie Scherr, Robyn Benton, Blair Green and Nyah Leveretter. The Wildcats are 2-0 using that starting combination this season.
- Kentucky won the opening tip.
- Maddie Scherr was the first Kentucky player to score in the game.
- Adebola Adeyeye and Emma King were the first substitutes off the bench.
- Kentucky had a 13-0 run to start the game, thanks to the scoring efforts of five different players.
- UK’s first three field goals in the game were three-point field goals scored by Maddie Scherr, Emma King and Eniya Russell.
- The Wildcats led the Eagles, 17-6, at the end of the first quarter.
- That is the fewest amount of points the Cats have allowed in a quarter so far this season.
- Morehead State opened the scoring in the second quarter to attempt to eat at Kentucky’s lead.
- Blair Green responded with a jumper at 8:38 in the second quarter.
- Both teams went scoreless for the next three-plus minutes.
- The scoring drought was capped by Amiya Jenkins’ 3-pointer just under the five-minute mark.
- Kentucky improved its lead over Morehead State, 24-10.
- The Eagles went on a 4-0 run as the clock counted toward the final minute of the second quarter.
- Russell scored on a layup down the stretch.
- Kentucky led Morehead State, 26-14, at halftime.
- The Eagles scored first coming out of the half.
- The Wildcats responded in a big way, scoring three straight 3-pointers, first by Robyn Benton, followed by Green, then capped by Scherr.
- Kentucky turned that into an 11-0 run.
- That run featured a disruption in Morehead State’s inbound play. Adeyeye forced a steal, then passed it to Scherr, who would dish it to Walker for a layup under the basket.
- That would eventually turn into an 18-0 run as the clock approached the five-minute mark in the third quarter.
- Kentucky’s run was snapped by a Morehead State 3-pointer, which turned into a 9-0 run for the Eagles.
- UK led MSU, 44-25.
- The Cats went on another 6-0 run to cap the third quarter, as the Wildcats led the Eagles, 54-27, ahead of the final 10 minutes.
- Once again, Morehead State opened the third quarter in scoring.
- Green and Adebola responded with a jumper and a layup, respectively, before Morehead State rallied for an and-one.
- Scherr followed with her fourth 3-pointer of the game. Benton added a layup under the basket, as Kentucky led Morehead State, 63-32.
- The Eagles went on a 7-0 run to dip under the five-minute mark in the game.
- From there, it was back-and-forth until the end of the game, as Kentucky defeated Morehead State, 73-48.
- Kentucky shot a season-high 51.7 percent from the field on 30-of-42 shooting.
- The Wildcats also scored 10 3-pointers on 43.5 percent from the arc.
- UK forced MSU to commit 30 turnovers, scoring 38 points off those miscues.
- Kentucky had 24 assists on 30 field goals.
- Kentucky had three players score in double digits, including Maddie Scherr (14), Blair Green (13) and Robyn Benton (11).
- Junior guard Maddie Scherr led the team with 14 points on 5-of-7 from the field.
- She tied her career high in three-point field goal makes with four, going 4-of-4 from the arc.
- Scherr added a career-high tying nine assists. She also added six rebounds, three blocks and a steal.
- Graduate guard Blair Green had 13 points on 6-of-11 from the field, while tacking on four rebounds, an assist and a steal.
- Graduate guard Robyn Benton scored 11 points on 5-of-11 from the field.
- It marked the second straight game this season she has scored in double digits.
- She also had three rebounds and three assists.
- It marked the second straight game this season she has recorded at least three assists.
- Freshman guard Amiya Jenkins had a career-high eight points on 3-of-4 from the field.
- The rookie made her first career 3-pointer in the game.
- Graduate forward Adebola Adeyeye led the team in boards for the second straight game with seven rebounds.
- She also had three steals and an assist and a block.
- Despite sophomore guard Jada Walker only playing 12 minutes because of foul trouble, she produced four assists and a steal.
- Freshman guards Saniah Tyler and Cassidy Rowe and freshman forward Zennia Thomas made their collegiate debuts.