Kentucky-Coastal Carolina Postgame Notes
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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES
KENTUCKY VS. COASTAL CAROLINA
SUNDAY, NOV. 13, 2022
MEMORIAL COLISEUM – LEXINGTON, KY.
Kentucky 79, Coastal Carolina 53 – FINAL
Team Records and Series Notes
- The University of Kentucky women’s basketball program is in its 49th season with an 885-569 (.609) all-time record.
- The Wildcats improved to 3-0 this season, including 3-0 at home in 2022-23.
- Kyra Elzy is in her third season as the head coach of the Wildcats, holding a 40-21 overall record.
- Elzy is 25-7 at home, including 23-5 record inside Memorial Coliseum and 2-2 mark inside Rupp Arena.
- In their first-ever meeting, Kentucky leads the all-time series with Coastal Carolina, 1-0.
- Kentucky will host Bellarmine for its next game Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. ET n Memorial Coliseum.
- It will mark UK’s final home game before it travels to The Bahamas to compete in the Baha Mar Hoops Flamingo Championship.
- Kentucky used the starting combination Jada Walker, Maddie Scherr, Robyn Benton, Blair Green and Nyah Leveretter. The Wildcats are 3-0 using that starting combination this season.
- Kentucky won the opening tip.
- Blair Green was the first Kentucky player to score in the game.
- Adebola Adeyeye was the first substitute off the bench.
- Kentucky began the game with a 7-0 run, thanks to the scoring effort of three different players.
- Kentucky held Coastal Carolina scoreless until 7:31 in the first quarter, but the Chants’ first score in the first quarter allowed them to make a 5-0 run.
- It remained back-and-forth until Kentucky rallied a 6-0 run around the fourth minute of the first quarter.
- The Chants scored the next four points.
- The Wildcats ended the first quarter with a 6-0 run, capped by a layup from Jada Walker.
- Kentucky led Coastal Carolina, 21-11, at the end of the first quarter.
- Coastal Carolina scored first in the second quarter, cutting Kentucky’s lead to single digits.
- Robyn Benton and Walker continued their impressive scoring effort with a layup, followed by a 3-pointer, respectively. The Chants responded with a 3-pointer of their own, but Benton and Walker went back-to-back once again, helping the Wildcats to a 30-16 lead before the five-minute mark.
- It was back-and-forth through the middle of the second quarter, until Kentucky went on a 9-0 run to conclude the half. Meanwhile, it kept Coastal Carolina scoreless for the final three-and-a-half minutes of the second quarter.
- Benton had a block in the final seconds of the second quarter.
- Kentucky led Coastal Carolina, 43-23, at halftime.
- The Chants scored first to start the third quarter, but the Wildcats responded with a 10-0 run over the next 38 seconds as Kentucky extended its lead over Coastal Carolina, 50-25, at 7:45 in the third quarter.
- Since Kentucky’s first score in the third quarter at 9:28, it went on a 19-4 run over the next four-and-a-half minutes. That was a series that included three 3-pointers.
- Scoring evened out the rest of the third quarter.
- The Wildcats scored a season-high 30 points in the third quarter, compared to the Chants’ 16 points.
- Kentucky led Coastal Carolina, 73-39, at the end of the third quarter.
- Freshman guard Amiya Jenkins scored first in the fourth quarter on a layup at 8:40.
- Her score helped Kentucky open up the fourth quarter with a 4-0 run.
- Coastal Carolina followed up with a 4-0 run for themselves, but Emma King snapped the streak with a jumper.
- Despite King’s jumper, the Chants’ continued their scoring efforts, going on a 14-2 run for the last five-plus minutes of the game, which included a 10-0 run to conclude the game.
- Kentucky scored just six points in the fourth quarter, as the Wildcats introduced several new lineups.
- Kentucky defeated Coastal Carolina, 79-53.
- Kentucky had its second straight game shooting at least 47.0 percent from the field, shooting 47.0 percent against Coastal Carolina on 31-of-66. The Wildcats went 4-of-20 from the arc.
- The Wildcats forced the Chants to commit 32 turnovers, scoring 27 points off those miscues, while the Cats had 25 turnovers themselves.
- The Wildcats shot a season-high 81.3 percent from the line, going 13-of-16.
- Kentucky had three scorers in double digits for the second straight game.
- Sophomore guard Jada Walker had her first career double-double, leading the team with a career-high tying 21 points on 7-of-9 from the field and 3-of-3 from long range and a career-high 10 assists.
- The last time a Kentucky player has had a double-double in points and assists was Rhyne Howard (22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists) against Winthrop on Nov. 21, 2021.
- It marked her third 20+ point game in her career.
- It marked the second time this season she has led the team in scoring.
- She added a season-high five steals, three rebounds and a block in 26 minutes of action.
- Graduate guard Robyn Benton had a season-high 19 points on 6-of-10 from the field and 7-of-8 from the line.
- Benton has scored in double digits all three games this season.
- She added a season-high five rebounds, four steals, a career-high tying two blocks and two assists in 24 minutes of action.
- Graduate guard Blair Green had 10 points on 5-of-9 from the field.
- She has scored in double digits for two straight games.
- She added a season-high five rebounds in 21 minutes of action.
- Three players tied for the team lead in the battle on the boards including Benton, Green and junior forward Ajae Petty with five apiece.
- Junior guard Eniya Russell had a career-high tying four assists, adding a steal, a block and a rebound in 21 minutes of action.