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Kentucky-Ole Miss Postgame Notes

Kentucky-Ole Miss Postgame Notes

MONDAY, FEB. 13, 2023

Ole Miss 74, Kentucky 52 – FINAL
Team Records and Series Notes   

  • The University of Kentucky women’s basketball program is in its 49th season with an 892-583 (.605) all-time record.    
    • The Wildcats are now 10-14 overall and 2-10 in the league.  
    • The Rebels are now 20-5 overall and 9-3 in the league. 
  • Kyra Elzy is in her third season as the head coach of the Wildcats, holding a 47-35 overall record.   
    • She has a 19-24 overall record in the SEC. 
  • Kentucky will return home to play host to Georgia on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. ET in Memorial Coliseum on SEC Network+. 
    • Freshman guard Amiya Jenkins will be recognized by the KHSAA pregame with her 2022 Miss Kentucky Basketball award. 

Team Notes   

  • Kentucky used the starting combination Jada Walker, Maddie Scherr, Robyn Benton, Blair Green and Nyah Leveretter for the 18th game this season. UK is 7-11 using that starting combination.   
    • Ole Miss won the opening tip.  
    • Robyn Benton was the first Kentucky player to score. 
    • Adebola Adeyeye was the first substitute off the bench for Kentucky for the 15th time this season. 
  • Robyn Benton would score first in the game on a jumper off the backboard at 8:37, but Ole Miss followed with a 9-0 scoring run over the next three minutes, which prompted Kentucky to call a timeout at 6:30. 
    • Both teams would go scoreless for the next two minutes out of that timeout, until Jada Walker capped it by drawing a foul and knocking down a pair of free throws at 4:26. 
    • Those free throws were part of a Kentucky 8-4 run to conclude the first quarter. 
      • UK kept UM scoreless from the field in the final four minutes and 17 seconds of the first quarter, limiting them to just a pair of free throws. 
    • Ole Miss led Kentucky, 13-10, at the end of the first quarter. 
  • Scoring was back-and-forth to begin the second quarter, until Ole Miss went on a 7-0 run with a couple of jumpers and a 3-pointer. The run lasted from the sixth minute down to the fourth minute, as the Rebels took a 27-16, lead over the Wildcats after that stretch. 
    • Ole Miss led Kentucky in scoring, 8-6, in the remaining few minutes of the second quarter, as the Rebels knocked down a pair of 3-pointers in that time. 
    • Ole Miss led Kentucky, 35-22, at halftime.  
  • Despite the Rebels going on a 5-0 run out of halftime, the Wildcats responded with a 9-2 run to help close their gap to just 11 points with five minutes and 23 seconds remaining in the third quarter. 
    • The game of runs continued as the third quarter progressed, with Ole Miss going with a 6-0 run, and then Kentucky answering with a 5-0 run, all which were thanks to free throws.  
      • That included a make by Benton who knocked down 1-of-2 attempts at the line for an intentional foul called on Ole Miss after an elbow to Kennedy Cambridge. 
    • Ole Miss led Kentucky in scoring, 6-4, in the final two minutes of the third quarter, taking a 54-40 lead at the end of the period. 
  • The Rebels began the fourth quarter on a 13-1 run. 
    • Kentucky scored 10 points to Ole Miss’ seven points down the stretch, including a 5-0 stretch by Amiya Jenkins on a layup and a 3-pointer. 
    • Kentucky lost to Ole Miss, 74-52. 


Player Notes   

  • Graduate guard Robyn Benton led Kentucky with 14 points. 
    • Half of her points were on 7-of-8 from the line.  
    • She has scored in double digits in all 23 games she has played in this season. 
    • She added a rebound.  
  • Freshman guard Kennedy Cambridge had a career-high tying nine points on 4-of-5 from the field. 
    • Shee added three steals, two rebounds, one assist and a block.  
  • Junior forward Ajae Petty had seven points and six rebounds.  


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