Kentucky-Georgia Postgame Notes
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES
KENTUCKY AT GEORGIA
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2023
STEGEMAN COLISEUM – ATHENS, GA.
Georgia 64, Kentucky 60- FINAL
Team Records and Series Notes
- The University of Kentucky women’s basketball program is in its 49th season with an 890-576 (.608) all-time record.
- The Wildcats are now 8-7 overall and 0-3 in the league.
- The Lady Bulldogs are now 12-5 overall and 1-2 in the league.
- Kyra Elzy is in her third season as the head coach of the Wildcats, holding a 45-28 overall record.
- She has a 17-17 overall record in the SEC.
- Georgia remains the leader in the series with Kentucky, 39-22.
- Kentucky will return home to play host to No. 7/6 LSU on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. ET inside Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center.
- It is the program’s annual Alumni Day.
- Kentucky used the starting combination Jada Walker, Maddie Scherr, Robyn Benton, Blair Green and Nyah Leveretter for the ninth game this season. UK is 5-4 using that starting combination.
- Georgia won the opening tip.
- Jada Walker was the first player to score for Kentucky.
- Adebola Adeyeye was the first substitute off the bench for Kentucky.
- Kentucky led Georgia, 16-10, at the end of the first timeout.
- Georgia scored first, but Jada Walker fired back with a make from long range to take an early lead.
- The Lady Bulldogs knocked down a couple of makes from the line, then Kentucky enjoyed a 9-0 run to take a 12-4 lead with two minutes and 53 seconds remaining in the first quarter.
- That 9-0 run was capped with a 3-pointer by Robyn Benton, which helped her eclipse 1,000 career points.
- Georgia responded with a 6-0 run.
- Kentucky capped the first quarter on a 4-0 scoring series to lead Goergia, 16-10, at the end of the first quarter.
- The two teams tied scoring, 13-13, after a second quarter that was full of runs.
- The Lady Bulldogs began to close the gap, going on a 7-0 run to begin the second quarter. That stretch included a couple of makes at the line, a jumper and a 3-pointer.
- The Wildcats answered with an 11-1 run over the next five minutes.
- Georgia broke its silence with two straight jumpers, which included an old-fashion, three-point play.
- Robyn Benton capped the period by drawing a shooting foul and knocking down both of her attempts at the line.
- Kentucky led Georgia, 29-23, at halftime.
- Kentucky knocked down two 3-pointers to open the third quarter, with Georgia scoring two points in between.
- Georgia then went on a 13-2 run that lasted for more than five minutes. UGA’s final score of that run was on a free throw, that helped it take its first lead since the start of the game, 38-37, at 2:51.
- Kentucky used the final two minutes and 39 seconds of the third quarter to keep Georgia scoreless from the floor and just three makes at the line, as UK made a pair of 3-pointers and a pair of jumpers in that time.
- The Wildcats led the Lady Bulldogs, 47-41, at the end of the fourth quarter.
- The Lady Bulldogs began the fourth quarter on a 10-2 run.
- Maddie Scherr capped their scoring run and tied the game at 51-51 with a jumper at 6:29.
- Georgia answered with a 3-pointer and a layup to take a 56-51 lead.
- The two teams each hit a pair of free throws, then Scherr drained a 3-pointer and knocked down two free throws to tie the game at 58-58 with one minute remaining in the game.
- The Lady Bulldogs answered with a layup, then Benton hit one right back, as the two teams remained tied with 25 seconds in the game.
- Georgia knocked down a crucial 3-pointer early on its next possession, and Kentucky couldn’t respond on the other end of the court.
- The Lady Bulldogs defeated the Wildcats, 64-60.
- Kentucky shot 44.0 percent from the field on 22-of-50 shooting, while Georgia shot 44.2 percent from the floor on 23-of-52 shooting.
- The Wildcats knocked down eight shots from long range in the game.
- It marked the sixth game this season the Cats have made at least six 3-pointers.
- Kentucky outrebounded Georgia, 34-27.
- Graduate guard Robyn Benton led Kentucky with 19 points.
- She eclipsed 1,000 career points on her first make of the game, a 3-pointer at 2:53 in the first quarter.
- She has scored in double digits in all 14 games she has played in this season.
- She made at least one 3-pointer for the ninth straight game.
- Junior guard Maddie Scherr had 12 points.
- Her points were off 4-of-9 from the field, including 2-of-4 from long range, and 2-of-2 from the line.
- She added six rebounds, six assists, three steals and one block.
- She has made at least one steal for six straight games.
- Freshman guard Kennedy Cambridge came off the bench and had a career-high eight rebounds and five points.
- She added a career-high tying three assists and a steal.